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    Has anyone taken apart a B&M IQ Cyo headlight?

    I have a B&M IQ cyo headlight that I would like to take apart (for reasons I won't get into here). Has anyone done this without destroying any of the plastic bits?
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    maybe in a couple of years, after someone comes up with a significantly better emitter.

    J.P. Weigle has a modified one on his flickr page

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    I'm not 100% certain, but I'm pretty sure the IQ Cyo shares the same guts as the Schmidt Edelux; both electronics and reflector. There are numerous photos of the Schmidt disassembled on the web. Presumably the Schmidt is a little easier to take apart and reassemble than the plastic bits of the Cyo. Not that that helps you at all unless you also have a Schmidt lying around to take apart!

    More importantly, what are your intentions??!! Or is it a secret...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by southpawboston View Post
    I have a B&M IQ cyo headlight that I would like to take apart (for reasons I won't get into here).
    I have a link but won't share until you get into the reasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by znomit View Post
    I have a link but won't share until you get into the reasons.
    Ha, this may sound strange but I have two of these on different bikes-- one with the near-field lens and one with the normal lens, and I'd like to swap them (my rando bike has the near-field lens, while my city bike has the regular lens, and for the way I ride each bike the lights would work much better if swapped). The thing is, I've hard-wired the wiring (soldered and shrink tubed, no quick connectors) and integrated it into the fender and frame, so it would be a pain to snip it and re-solder it between the light and the fender:





    I was hoping it would be easier (and cleaner) to open up each light up and de-solder the wiring from the circuit boards, swap the units between the two bikes, and re-solder to the circuit boards, thereby avoiding splice jobs on the short exposed sections of wiring.
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    now that I look at what J.P. Weigle did, he probably just broke off the plastic piece, because he ended up replacing it with sheet metal

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    These photos of a disassembled Cyo might be help.
    http://fotos.mtb-news.de/s/12234?limit=60
    It looks that after unscrewing the phillips bolt underneath you can remove top heatsink and carefully pry reflector out of the housing.

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    yeah, my light is brand new inna box, so I don't really feel like taking it apart, but I figure that screw holds all the secrets

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    A spider got inside mine and died in front of the reflector, and I have been often tempted to open it up and clean it. One of these days...

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