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Headlight spring retainer clip

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by RyanPont, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. Dec 30, 2011 at 5:55 AM
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    RyanPont

    RyanPont [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I changed a headlight bulb last night. I pulled the bulb out and the retainer clip popped out. When i was trying to put the clip back into the mount, the plastic mount on the head light housing broke. Will the bulb be okay without that clip? Its an 09 if that makes a difference.
     
  2. Aug 7, 2012 at 2:52 PM
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    Vrizzio

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    Same thing happened to me is there a different type of clip to use?
     
  3. Aug 7, 2012 at 2:54 PM
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    donaldwagner

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    yea just get that rubber grommet back over it, should be okay
     
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    I just did this last night. Changing bulbs in the cold. Luckily found the piece that broke off. Landed on 2 wires. What sort of glue would someone recommend to fix this? Did anyone try it with just the rubber piece? Vibrations don't ruin it?
     
  5. Jan 20, 2014 at 8:41 PM
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    Plastic epoxy would work well here.
     
  6. Jan 30, 2014 at 11:07 PM
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    Can plastic epoxy be broken free easily if another bulb replacement becomes necessary?

    I don't own a Toyota, but I've been researching any workaround other than replacing a headlight assembly for my Mazda. Similar to the OP, one clip broke from the tiny piece of plastic holding it in place when I was changing a bulb.

    It's currently held in by the rubber boot/seal. It seems to be basically secure but while at low rpm at stop lights I can tell it's shaking.
     
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