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      10-03-2012, 09:20 PM   #1
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Dead spider in headlight removal

So I've got a dead spider trapped in my headlight and it's buggin ten shit outta me looking at it. Any chance of vacuuming out his corpse without removing the bumper and headlight. At first glance I don't see any access to the lense from the top bulb cap. Any suggestions?

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      10-03-2012, 09:27 PM   #2
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Remove the bulb and try to suck out with vacuum.
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Remove the bulb and try to suck out with vacuum.
Which bulb?
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Which bulb?
One of the bulbs in the housing, which will allow you to vacuum.
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I suspect that I won't be so straight forward. The headlight access cover doesn't allow access aheadnof the bulbs behind the actual head light lens and I don't think the bulbs do either.
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I suspect that I won't be so straight forward. The headlight access cover doesn't allow access aheadnof the bulbs behind the actual head light lens and I don't think the bulbs do either.
All you are doing is creating a vacuum and you should be able to suck it out.
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Is this for an E90 or E92?
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try the bulb port for the angel eye lights... the location of this bulb socket varies depending on model.
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I would try blowing it with air and hopefully move it to another spot where it's not an eye-sore for you.
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I have the same issue but with a bumble bee. except it's stuck in the back window. Was originally thinking of taking it out but now I have a carpool buddy.. gonna be bad the day I don't see it dead there any more though...
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All you are doing is creating a vacuum and you should be able to suck it out.
Bud if you read my original post I initially had the idea of using a vacuum. What i'm saying is that the bulb access port may not allow a vacuum to be created to remove the spider.
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Bud if you read my original post I initially had the idea of using a vacuum. What i'm saying is that the bulb access port may not allow a vacuum to be created to remove the spider.
Then use a air gun to blow the spider to a less visible spot that wont irritate you..
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Then use a air gun to blow the spider to a less visible spot that wont irritate you..


Anyway if I chose to remove the headlight are there more accessible areas to the lens?
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Tape a straw to a vacuum hose. Then just feed the straw near the spider by removing a bulb. I did this to catch a huge black fuzzy spider in my family's car.
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Sorry for the poor quality photo but I rigged this up a couple weeks ago and it works great. I had water in my fog light and used a Shop-Vac with a couple adapters and this 8" rubber hose to get everything out. Works well with the hard to get places like the back window too. Not sure if it will work for your light but I thought I'd share just in case.
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Sorry for the poor quality photo but I rigged this up a couple weeks ago and it works great. I had water in my fog light and used a Shop-Vac with a couple adapters and this 8" rubber hose to get everything out. Works well with the hard to get places like the back window too. Not sure if it will work for your light but I thought I'd share just in case.
I will give that a whirl man thanks.
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Bud if you read my original post I initially had the idea of using a vacuum. What i'm saying is that the bulb access port may not allow a vacuum to be created to remove the spider.
If you have it figured out why ask for help. Maybe you could turn car upside down and shake it. If you really hate bugs pour in lighter fluid and light a match, presto spider gone, but oop's so is car.
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If you have it figured out why ask for help. Maybe you could turn car upside down and shake it. If you really hate bugs pour in lighter fluid and light a match, presto spider gone, but oop's so is car.
When did I say I had it figured out? I had an idea and I asked for suggestions. If it hurts you to post something constructive then keep it moving. K thx
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