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Hi, Trying to place a new bulb for headlight (lowbeam) in a 1998 Lexus ES300. How do you properly attach the metal "spring" to the bulb fixture? Do you need to worry about alignment or orientation of the bulb in the socket? Thank You. Grant

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Yes it should be snugg bulb will stay in after you put the spring back in

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