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Old 09-25-2023, 09:37 PM
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Smile Wonky headlight fix

Banging down rough roads was not good for the HID mechanism on my '03 4.4.

Since it is a plastic ball-in-socket, I could have just popped it back in place and hoped for the best, but has my suspicion I would be having to dive in again and again...

So I pulled the whole light fixture and performed surgery. I tried to pry the clear lens away for the housing but that was so stuck that I started to worry about breakage, so decided to go in from the top instead.

This allowed me to add a zip-tie to the sockets so the ball won't pop out in the future.

The plastic used is thermal type, so hot air gun and Bic lighter worked just fine for the surgery.
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