Today I removed my LHS front light unit to clear out spiders, dead flies, etc that had accumulated inside the covers over the last 22 years (nice!)
The unit was a little stiff/rusty but went back together OK, other than the bulb disintegrated when I tried to reconnect (the three tabs at the back literally crumbled). I've had the car since new and I've never replaced ANY bulbs (is that a record?). I fitted a standard bulb back in but I noticed that the silver backing has started to give up around the sidelight bulb area.
The light unit appears to be from a Renault 4 or similar, if I'm replacing these are there better units? Or just better bulbs? I've never been impressed with the night driving these lights offer (drivers lights work well but you can't use them all the time).
Any help/info much appreciated, or tell me to FAQ off if there's a link somewhere.