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1986 Volvo 740 turbo station wagon headlight bulb replacement

I am having difficulty getting the plastic ring around the bulb to loosen all the way to be able to pull out the headlight bulb and replace the front driver side headlight. Any suggestions?

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U will have to play with it and move it back and forth and wiggle it at the same time, other than that I have no easy fix.

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