IPF lights

Submitted: Friday, May 19, 2006 at 08:08
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HI all my vehicle is fitted with these lights,& since the new front springs were fitted they are only good for spotting possums!! Is there a 'special' tool to undo the nut thingy.?They have a round nut with a cuppla holes, similar to what a skilly or angle grinder has .Goin back to Wa.soon so need to get them right,as[ well as the lights]
Thanks.... Phil.
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Reply By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Friday, May 19, 2006 at 08:27

Friday, May 19, 2006 at 08:27
They sound like anti-theft nuts and you shudda been given the special spanner/tool when they fitted the lights for you??? You may have to go back to a dealer and see if they can supply said tool.
Good luck
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Reply By: Member - Burto (NSW) - Friday, May 19, 2006 at 09:20

Friday, May 19, 2006 at 09:20
Hi, Check inside the "holes" sometimes there are small grub screws with an Allen key head. These lock onto the light spindle and the thought is that most opportunists would not have a allen key that small available. I know that my Cibies use this principle.
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Reply By: Michael B - Friday, May 19, 2006 at 09:41

Friday, May 19, 2006 at 09:41
Phil,

Fitted IPF lights short while ago, included is a 'special' lock nut remover. Has a specific combination of lugs that fit into the holes and has a regular hex end for a socket.

Suggest you contact ARB or any IPF distrubutor 'cos all are supposed to be different.

Regards
Michael B (SA)
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil [Sunshine Coast] - Friday, May 19, 2006 at 14:03

Friday, May 19, 2006 at 14:03
Giday, thanks for replies, looks like i,m off to town to buy one of those thingys,.
While your here, does anyone want 2 front seats & the rear[cargo area] seat for a .89 gq??? FREE...pHIL
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Reply By: Member - Oldplodder (QLD) - Friday, May 19, 2006 at 15:02

Friday, May 19, 2006 at 15:02
Sometimes find that circlip pliers or even cranked or straight needle nose pliers work on these type of fittings. Have been known to take the needle nose pliers to the bench grinder before now for a little fine tuning, but use an old or cheap pair. Also depends how tight the nut is.
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Reply By: pafc - Friday, May 19, 2006 at 18:46

Friday, May 19, 2006 at 18:46
Go to your local ARB store, they sound like Barri nuts. They should be able to help.
Good luck
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil [Sunshine Coast] - Friday, May 19, 2006 at 19:16

Friday, May 19, 2006 at 19:16
Pafc, rang the local ARB.shop ,they will sell me a locknut which comes with the ''spanner'' for $25!! They wont adjust them for me, need to be out in the dark to do it properly, so I,ll figure somethin out. Thanks....
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Reply By: madCrow - Saturday, May 20, 2006 at 00:34

Saturday, May 20, 2006 at 00:34
Hi Phil
just read ur Q.
Yes ARB sell the nuts they are anti theft lock nuts, I have a set on my IPF's.
The company that makes them is:
Austra Gold Pty Ltd, 15 Kirkham Rd West, Keyborough, Vic, 3173,
ph 03 9769 0111

The anti theft lock nut they manafacture is called the BARRI NUT®

Hope this also helps

madCrow
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