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Offline jaydog

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75 CDV headlight adjuster screws
« on: September 11, 2018, 06:57:18 PM »
I need headlight adjustment screws, can't find them, Caddy Daddy lists the wrong part number and 1975 is not in Dorman's catalogue.  Can anyone help?  I tried the Cad dealer, their books doesn't go back to 75 for a GM part number and a 2 hour Google search doesn't work.  Possible Dorman part numbers are 42124 and 42119 but I can't confirm.

Offline Scot Minesinger

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Re: 75 CDV headlight adjuster screws
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2018, 07:39:52 PM »
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Re: 75 CDV headlight adjuster screws
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2018, 07:45:21 PM »
If you have those plastic type that snap into place
and always break when they get old, this may be
an answer.

Good auto parts stores usually have those "HELP"
brand items in bubble packs.  Those small plastic &
rubber doodads that we all need from time to time.
I've seen the headlight adjustment screws.

Mike
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Re: 75 CDV headlight adjuster screws
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2018, 07:53:08 PM »
Jay,

The GM Part Number for the screw is 1618890, however these screws should be available in an expanded 'Help" section of any large auto parts store. The most common failure is the plastic receiver that the screw  mounts into. The reason so many 70s-80s cars with rectangular headlights have lights slanted at various angles. These plastic receivers are square and the best substitute is  a license plate screw receiver (typically white or black in color) also usually located in any expanded "Help" section of an auto parts store.

Lynn

Offline jaydog

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Re: 75 CDV headlight adjuster screws
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2018, 11:58:51 PM »
Thanks..  found and ordered the plastic retainers...was worried about screw length....duh,,,I'll just use the same screws.

 

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