durite lamps (042275 042276) dificult to find these days?

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durite lamps (042275 042276) dificult to find these days?

Postby Tuga2112 » Sat 20.11.2021, 16:23

I had a google about and im finding them missing.

a few years ago i got a pair of the dipped beam ones when my car failed the MOT I was now looking at the main beam ones and the only place selling them is a website that makes me feel uneasy (contact us page has a gmail email account and no address)

Any ideas where to search next ?
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Re: durite lamps (042275 042276) dificult to find these days

Postby Tuga2112 » Sat 20.11.2021, 16:37

worth noting that my calling my (not so) local auto parts spplier wasnt able to get me one

but after modifying my search parameters and searching for "Durite 0-422-76"
i did come across a company that sells a headlamp unit that happens to be a cross reference with the durite units mentioned in the wiki.

https://www.bowerspartsonline.co.uk/lig ... with-pilot

I've ordered a set of 4 to replace in both cars main beams. Monday i will contact them asking about the xxx75 variant which they also claim to be able to supply but its on "special order" only.

I may need to put in a special order for a set of dipped bean lamps on monday before they post the whole thing over.

Will be updating this post in due course.
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Re: durite lamps (042275 042276) dificult to find these days

Postby Simon_P » Sun 21.11.2021, 00:21

Tuga2112 wrote: i got a pair of the dipped beam ones
I hope you kept the Cibies.
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Re: durite lamps (042275 042276) dificult to find these days

Postby Tuga2112 » Sun 21.11.2021, 09:50

Simon_P wrote:I hope you kept the Cibies.

no idea what you mean by Cibies but at the moment everything is on top of the workbench. one of the pods is completely disassembled and the other will be done in front of the camera for my youtube channel.
the second pod has a broken ring. im either going to buy a new one or weld/fabricate a replacement with the tools available.
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Re: durite lamps (042275 042276) dificult to find these days

Postby Simon_P » Sun 21.11.2021, 23:53

The dipped beam lights were made by Cibie. They fog up but are easy to clean.
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Re: durite lamps (042275 042276) dificult to find these days

Postby Tuga2112 » Mon 22.11.2021, 11:24

just leaving this data here in case anyone needs it.

the parts cross reference code for the durite headlamps are

Cross Reference:
Durite 0-422-75, Ring R8731, Hella 1M3534LSA001, Wipac S8100 & LA1016

Durite 0-422-76, Ring R8712, Hella 1M3114178001, Cibie 082369
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Re: durite lamps (042275 042276) dificult to find these days

Postby Fredjohn » Mon 22.11.2021, 12:42

So these references won't get lost in the depths of the forum, I have edited wikilec and added it to the Headlamp entry.
The Durite nos. are also quoted at the top of said wikilec Headlamp page.
Unfortunately the Durite website shows both as discontinued. Once it's gone, it's gone.
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Re: durite lamps (042275 042276) dificult to find these days

Postby Tuga2112 » Mon 22.11.2021, 13:11

Fredjohn wrote:So these references won't get lost in the depths of the forum, I have edited wikilec and added it to the Headlamp entry.
The Durite nos. are also quoted at the top of said wikilec Headlamp page.
Unfortunately the Durite website shows both as discontinued. Once it's gone, it's gone.

Thanks John.
I always find the wikia bit fiddly to get on
the ones im getting from bowerparts are not durite, but some other brand/factory that is making an equivalent unit.
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Re: durite lamps (042275 042276) dificult to find these days

Postby Tuga2112 » Wed 24.11.2021, 11:52

Tuga2112 wrote:I may need to put in a special order for a set of dipped bean lamps on monday before they post the whole thing over.

Will be updating this post in due course.


Contacted hbower about the dipped beans and they are unable to source those at the moment, they told me the parts should come back into stock but they have no idea when, could be a couple weeks, could be 6 months they have no idea.

so, at the moment im lucky i got the dipped beans 5 years ago which i can fit now.

I'm currently under a different difficulty which is the plastic rings. i've melted through one of the plastic areas where the bolts screw the rim, im going to try and rebuild it somehow.

I know theres replacements from shapeways but the prices are just ridiculous.
ive found a different source for those rings which may or may not work with the elan. but they are also out of stock in here
https://www.bowerspartsonline.co.uk/lig ... ng-fixings
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Re: durite lamps (042275 042276) dificult to find these days

Postby Kipperozzy » Wed 24.11.2021, 18:10

Did callmelegend not make these ?
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Re: durite lamps (042275 042276) dificult to find these days

Postby Tuga2112 » Sun 28.11.2021, 00:22

I Came across something interesting as i was inspecting the durite 042275 units i purchased many years ago
although the lamps came in Durite packaging, They actually dont have anywhere in the housing the word durite.
i foudn the word "NEOLITE" and code "0210371" which broguht me to this page.
https://www.britishbikebits.com/5-3-4-r ... motorcycle

I am tempted to buy a pair of these to confirm i got the same installed in my car, which would in turn open up another part cross reference to keep our elans on the road.
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Re: durite lamps (042275 042276) dificult to find these days

Postby Tanz » Thu 10.02.2022, 21:30

My dipped beams need replacing as the reflective silver is dropping off. When I measure the diameter across the lens they are 5 1/4 inch not 5 3/4 inch as the ones being search for above and in the Wiki. Am I measuring them incorrectly or something?
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Re: durite lamps (042275 042276) dificult to find these days

Postby Tanz » Fri 18.02.2022, 17:57

Tuga2112 wrote:I Came across something interesting as i was inspecting the durite 042275 units i purchased many years ago
although the lamps came in Durite packaging, They actually dont have anywhere in the housing the word durite.
i foudn the word "NEOLITE" and code "0210371" which broguht me to this page.
https://www.britishbikebits.com/5-3-4-r ... motorcycle

I am tempted to buy a pair of these to confirm i got the same installed in my car, which would in turn open up another part cross reference to keep our elans on the road.



I have bought the dipped beams from Burton Bike Bits and can confirm they are a perfect fit. Just have to change the wiring to H4. Their part no is NEO913. Durite equivalent is 042275.

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Re: durite lamps (042275 042276) dificult to find these days

Postby kbee » Sun 10.04.2022, 19:28

hi my high beams are rusted can anyone tell me if this unit will fit and what bulb it is designed to take , I think the original is H7 . Sorry for the questions I have spent 3 days trying to make sense of the available info :bonk: :bonk: :bonk:
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Re: durite lamps (042275 042276) dificult to find these days

Postby Tuga2112 » Sun 10.04.2022, 21:00

kbee wrote:hi my high beams are rusted can anyone tell me if this unit will fit and what bulb it is designed to take , I think the original is H7 . Sorry for the questions I have spent 3 days trying to make sense of the available info :bonk: :bonk: :bonk:


for the main beams
https://www.bowerspartsonline.co.uk/lig ... with-pilot

for the dipped beams
https://www.britishbikebits.com/5-3-4-r ... motorcycle

however, if i was buying again, i would look at the equivalent neolite version for the main beams as well from britishbikebits they seem to have more competitive prices.
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Re: durite lamps (042275 042276) dificult to find these days

Postby kbee » Mon 11.04.2022, 10:23

thanks , the bowers link is only opening on the home page do u have id for the unit specifically cheers
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Re: durite lamps (042275 042276) dificult to find these days

Postby Tuga2112 » Mon 11.04.2022, 12:43

kbee wrote:thanks , the bowers link is only opening on the home page do u have id for the unit specifically cheers


i can see they changed their URL path.

the problem is that i actually dont know if the lamps in this link are the same as the original link i provided (the description seems to match, but theres no cross reference to give me the level of confidence to recomend it.)
https://www.bowerspartsonline.co.uk/lig ... with-pilot

I suggest you contact them to ask if that model is a cross reference to any Durite, Ring or Hella part, and then check against the list provided in the previous message.
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Re: durite lamps (042275 042276) dificult to find these days

Postby RonR » Thu 12.05.2022, 20:06

I may have just stumbled on to the holy grail of Main Beam Headlights - Cibie Mains to complement the Cibie Dips!
They take H1 bulbs, fit into the white plastic cradles with no alterations and have the raised, flat profile of the Dipped beam lights.
One caveat: The terminals need 7.8mm spade or H4 connectors.

They're Valeo / Cibie 082378 - markings on the glass read: SAE 08 295
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I found one NOS and one good second-hand, needless to say they're much better quality than the Durites.
The only problem is they're a bit thin on the ground - my second-hand one came from a Jag XJ40, but not sure if they were standard fitment.
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Re: durite lamps (042275 042276) dificult to find these days

Postby HJ2 » Fri 13.05.2022, 13:28

Nice find Ron!
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