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Headlight repain The low beam/driver side did not work. Bought the replacement bulb. Took the assembly apart and this bent paperclip looking thing sprang out. Have NO idea where in the headlight area it belongs. Believe it has to either hold the actual bulb in place or be attached somehow to the headlight assembly. Sorry to be stuck on stupid but this is all new to me. Any help/assistance/info is REALLY appreciated.

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If this is the kind im thinking of, the spring clip you released holds the bulb into the housing. there should be tabs on the bulb which match the housing. bulb has to be in sraight and can be resecured by folding spring clip over bulb. you should see how it clips on to housing. then can reconnect the wire connector. this can be tricky, be patient and make sure the bulb itself is clean. good luck

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