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What cars used H1 bulbs?

My S15 headlamps use H1 bulbs for the low-beams and the dingleberry that owned them before me lost one of the retaining clips and tried to ghetto one with what I found out to be a hacked up coat hanger... I'm tired of my jiggly headlight and so I'm aborting the coathanger and want a proper part that was intended for it.

I called Nissan but they said they cannot sell the clip seperately that I'd have to buy the entire headlamp housing, which I claim on but whatever. Since Nissan won't take care of me I need to find out what cars had these types of bulbs so I can get the correct retainer at a junk yard.

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Old 10-19-2007, 11:14 AM DopefishLives is offline  
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Volvo 850 with the facelift headlights (~1994 and up) used H1's for both the high and low beams.

A facelift 850 looks like this:



As opposed to the old one:



I incidentally have a pic of the retainer too:



The lower one is brand new. The upper one is the aftermath of using 100+ watt bulbs in a headlight designed for 55W. The part that's all warped is supposed to sit flush against the back of the reflector.

If I'd ever run in to the previous owner of my old 850 I'd forcefeed him with H1 bulbs until he promised never to do such a retarded thing again.
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Hmm, haven't seen to many Volvo's at our yards but I'll keep an eye out. Yea, thats the exact clip I need, and I share your mentality about previous owners... ugh... PITA's.
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Hmm, haven't seen to many Volvo's at our yards but I'll keep an eye out.
The Volvo dealer was able to sell me the retainer separately, so buying new is always an option if all else fails. I don't have the receipt so I can't tell you the part number but it wasn't that expensive.
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that clip looks remarkably like an h3 clip as well...

wait, is the h1 the same shape as the h3 except it only does one beam instead of the h3 doing high/low? I can never keep track...
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Hmm, haven't seen to many Volvo's at our yards but I'll keep an eye out. Yea, thats the exact clip I need, and I share your mentality about previous owners... ugh... PITA's.

this is why I buy new cars.
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that clip looks remarkably like an h3 clip as well...

wait, is the h1 the same shape as the h3 except it only does one beam instead of the h3 doing high/low? I can never keep track...

H1 and H3 are pretty similar, but the H3 has the positive connector on a short wire, like a tail of sorts.

H4 is the dual filament bulb with high/low.
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looks a lot like H7 clip too, which is popular on hondas.

most H1s ive seen are actually foglights.
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go look in any junk yard and get one. 240's are all over the place, not to mention sentra's. and its true nissan cant get the clip. rarely do they just sell clips. like the maf clip. any good nissan tech will have a box in his tool box with spare maf and water temp clips, if he's had to work on older nissans he will atleast
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go look in any junk yard and get one. 240's are all over the place, not to mention sentra's. and its true nissan cant get the clip. rarely do they just sell clips. like the maf clip. any good nissan tech will have a box in his tool box with spare maf and water temp clips, if he's had to work on older nissans he will atleast

240's don't use H1 bulbs... the S15 does, which the US never had available. Hence my problem.
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