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      01-22-2011, 04:39 PM   #1
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Turn Signal Bulb Fell Out Socket

Ok so here is the situation. I was replacing my headlight turn signal bulbs when the bulb came out of place and fell into the headlight. I would like to blame it on something other than myslelf, but I can't see as I'm pretty sure I forgot to twist the blub into place in the socket. Now I need some suggestions and how i can get the bulb out of headlight without taking out the entire headlight.

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sorry man. i'm out of suggestions for this one ... good luck and be patient.
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Try putting some strong tape on a pen and using that to grab onto the bulb at the perfect angle. I've done this but my headlamp assembly was out of the car so it was easy to tilt it and try to get it out (that took a while though). Good luck.
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Try putting some strong tape on a pen and using that to grab onto the bulb at the perfect angle. I've done this but my headlamp assembly was out of the car so it was easy to tilt it and try to get it out (that took a while though). Good luck.
That's not a bad idea,
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Try putting some strong tape on a pen and using that to grab onto the bulb at the perfect angle. I've done this but my headlamp assembly was out of the car so it was easy to tilt it and try to get it out (that took a while though). Good luck.
That's not a bad idea,
Or maybe one of those telescoping things with the magnet at the end- is the base of the bulb metal? My idea is probably worthless if it's that PY type bulb (forgot the bulb type)
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It's all good, I was able to get it out with a hanger and some persistance, the bulb has been installed and is beautiful lol
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It's all good, I was able to get it out with a hanger and some persistance, the bulb has been installed and is beautiful lol
Great to hear. Persistence pays off in life eh?
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