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Replacing Amber Running Lights

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Paintslinger, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. Feb 9, 2012 at 5:24 PM
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    Paintslinger

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    Replacing the Daytime Running Lights isn't rocket science. But when I attempted to remove mine, they were fused in so tight, they wouldn't remove. I managed to finally work it free, but I did so at the risk of busting the lamp and embedding glass in my fingers. I went the dealer for replacements, but they wouldn't go in. Same problem: tight as a gnat's ass. I finally managed to seat the lamps, but now they shake loose failing to work. I guess the factory added something to them to get them to stick OR my lamp removal loosened the works making it impossible to simply replace them.

    Has anyone had such a dilemma and would one think that rubber cement or Locktite would aid in keeping these boogers seated in their sockets?
     
  2. Feb 9, 2012 at 5:26 PM
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    OZ-T

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    Mine were snug coming out and going back in , seems odd they would be loose going back in , sure you got the correct bulb replacements ?
     
  3. Feb 10, 2012 at 4:35 AM
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    They were the correct lamps. The dealer sold them to me. Another point I failed to mention is that the plastic outer lens and the socket were both singed from the heat. Thanks for your input. At least at this point I don't feel this is an isolated case of lousy luck.
     
  4. Feb 11, 2012 at 8:55 AM
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    Buffoonery! I have the dealer involved in this now. They stated that they didn't have the lamps in stock because they had never had to replace them. I have 105,000 miles on the Taco and ordered when they first came out. I will post what happens as the parts will be in this week. Maybe someone else reading this thread can learn from my mishaps.
     
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