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What are nipples on headlights for?

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Old 05-05-2003, 02:20 PM   #1
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What are nipples on headlights for?

The question pretty much says it all (get your mind out of the gutter). I have always wondered what those bumps are for on headlight lenses. There are usually 3 of them. They are like 3 little nipples. Does anyone know what I'm talking about?




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Old 05-05-2003, 02:24 PM   #2
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Yes.

they are where headlight alignment tools attach at.




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Old 05-05-2003, 02:27 PM   #3
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I always though that they kept the lens from getting scractch up when they are off the truck and setting on their face. You know to hold the lens off the surface.
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Old 05-05-2003, 02:35 PM   #4
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they are where headlight alignment tools attach
sounds kinda kinky, LOL

they may be used for factory headlight alignment, but

they are probably also used as mold ejection points
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Old 05-05-2003, 03:58 PM   #5
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it makes them more aerodynamic so we can go faster




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Old 05-05-2003, 10:00 PM   #6
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I'm thiking the ejection pins as well, little more material so the lens doesn't crack




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Old 05-05-2003, 10:42 PM   #7
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They are for aiming. Any shop that does headlight aiming the correct way has a tool that attatches to those three posts, one on each headlight, then you look through a little window and adjust them until they line up...kinda hard to explain but that is what they are there for
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Old 05-06-2003, 08:11 AM   #8
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learn something new everyday. i always thought they were there because ford was in with the sponge companies. every single time i wash my truck, those damn "nipples" tear up the damn sponge.




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Old 05-06-2003, 10:23 AM   #9
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every single time i wash my truck, those damn "nipples" tear up the damn sponge.
They are also responsible for many finger sprains. You know how your washing your headlights, forget they are there, and smack one of your fingers?? Maybe its just me.




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Old 05-06-2003, 02:31 PM   #10
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Thanks a lot for the replies. I know what you mean about them tearing up the sponge. That is probably their main purpose.




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I get the stings of my coat caught on them everytime I walk to close to the front of the truck
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Dude they put them there for 'milking' out any condensation.




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I get the stings of my coat caught on them everytime I walk to close to the front of the truck
Was it really worth it to bump a 5 year old thread for that? Haha




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Dude they put them there for 'milking' out any condensation.
For some reason this reminds me of the spoof called "Mercury Mistress" It's on youtube, but I'm not sure if it's appropriate for this site.




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For some reason this reminds me of the spoof called "Mercury Mistress" It's on youtube, but I'm not sure if it's appropriate for this site.
Must be talking about the SNL skit.




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