Half the job done but hit an issue with the supplied parts, to say I'm disappointed would be a serious understatement, livid would be nearer to the mark. I've followed a few threads where owners have been very critical of some of the major parts suppliers, quality of rubber components, general fit of parts, etc, but until now my personal experience has been limited to a few badly fitting parts, very typical of what in days gone by we'd have just put down to the parts being aftermarket and not o/e. But this has really annoyed me.
Having got to the point where one of the new headlights was 90% fitted, new bowl, wires spliced as needed, a cable literally fell out of the sidelight bulb holder. On closer inspection of the bulb holder it became clear why and it certainly wasn't me being a little rough with the parts, the cable connections into the bulb holders have not been crimped with the correct tool but likely a pair of pliers. Oh how to make my blood boil.
I don't believe this is a Wipac parts issue, I'm sure the sidelight bulb holders have probably been wired by the supplier who quite evidently doesn't have the correct tool or know-how for the job. And if not how many other electrical components are similarly of a cowboy standard? I actually have the correct crimping tool because I've had to re-wire components on other cars due to bodged jobs by previous owners, but I don't expect this sort of crap from a major parts supplier simply because they can't be bothered using the correct tool.
I'll contact the supplier on Monday to get some replacement connectors that I can crimp on myself, I really don't want like for like replacements.