The headlights of a Traction sometimes cause a heacache. They fade or the reflectors become rusty.

It is nonsense that the lighting on a Traction should be poor. Even with original headlights with the classic French BA21D bulbs the lighting of a Traction should be easily adequate for driving in today's traffic. This does require everything to be in good order: the headlights themselves as well as the electric cabling and the connections. This time there was a good reason for me to be looking out for a pair of replacement headlamps for my 15-Hydraulique. One of the reflectors had developed a bad rust. I had a complete set of very good original stock reflectors, front glasses and chrome rims, but I was looking to combine the old and the new to have the best of two worlds: an original look and a perfect lighting. The attached article describes how I managed to achieve this.