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Front side marker light falling out constantly

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by gasmasked99, Oct 29, 2019.

  1. Oct 29, 2019 at 11:36 AM
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    gasmasked99

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    Tried searching the threads for answers but found none.

    This is the third set of plastic brackets i've gone through to secure my front turn signal lights on both sides. They become brittle possibly due to the hot/dry climate here in the southwest. Any suggestions on another way to keep the lights secured? They're mounted in place but flip upwards constantly due to this plastic bracket being broken.
     
  2. Oct 29, 2019 at 1:19 PM
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    Black DOG Lila

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    Super glue and baking soda. Make your own replacements.
     
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  3. Oct 29, 2019 at 1:38 PM
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    RedManRocket

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    Try to attach it some other way, maybe a metal bracket you can make?
    Or get one piece headlights
     
  4. Oct 29, 2019 at 2:29 PM
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    Dalandser

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    Superglue / baking soda with some zip ties and electrical cable clips
     
  5. Oct 29, 2019 at 2:42 PM
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    Do you have the little clip that holds it in?
     
  7. Oct 29, 2019 at 3:55 PM
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    My passenger side flops out sometimes. The little tab on the headlight is broken, not the tab on the side marker. It mostly stays put because of the screw at the top.
     
  8. Oct 29, 2019 at 4:29 PM
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    bought the Amazon side lights linked above for my passenger side light and it has worked great.
    Mine had the same top plastic clip broken when I bought the truck and didn't know it was super glued back together till it flew out while driving on the freeway lmaoo. I bought the amazon one ~6 months ago and it has not given me any issues. Has held up during 1 Az summer for reference
     
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  9. Oct 29, 2019 at 4:30 PM
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    I tried taping, splinting, every rigged way to save the top clip and it will not work. just spend the 10 bones on Amazon
     
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  10. Oct 29, 2019 at 5:16 PM
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    I’m using the extra retainer bracket for the lower turn signals I got with my clears, as the “nut” to hold them on with a standard screw. I did super glue the bracket to the grille but that didn’t last with frequent maintenance
     
  11. Oct 29, 2019 at 7:36 PM
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    You mix super glue and baking soda??
     
  12. Oct 29, 2019 at 7:37 PM
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    Yeah that's the part that's broken
     
  13. Oct 29, 2019 at 8:23 PM
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    It quick cures super glue
     
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  14. Oct 29, 2019 at 10:21 PM
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    Last I knew those were still available from the dealer. I purchased R and L earlier this year.
     
  15. Oct 30, 2019 at 5:38 AM
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    Yes, it adds body to the glue and allows for build up to duplicate small plastic parts. Coloidial silica is better but you may not have access to West System epoxies. Can be shaped and drilled after curing.
     
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