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08 Scion headlight wiring

The wiring to the headlight seems to be loose. The light keeps going out, but the bulb is fine. I was able to jiggle wires at one point to make it work, but it seems more extensive than that. Is there a DIY way to fix/replace the wiring assembly for a headlight? TIA

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    Jenn Adams Nov 27, 2013

    I think it is really an issue of the wiring being loose in the plug. So wondering if we can replace the plug (where the light goes in) without a whole new assembly?

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Look at tabs in head light plug to make sure all cotacts are good

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Get yourself to a junkyard and pack yourself a light lunch while you're at it. Take a leisurely stroll through the junk that closely resembles the one you need parts for. Go to the closest wiring harness to the headlight assembly, take your time and don't go trying to **** it, and unplug it from the bulbs up front. Make a simple and straight forward swap and do take the time to stop and smell the junkers, it's quite relaxing! Then, you should seriously make sure your new wiring harness is properly grounded (!), which I suspect to have been a contribing factor to your problem of overheating the bulb socket. Do take the time to go over the stuff that should be grounded and make it so. Th e job is quite simple and well worth you taking the time to do it yourself.

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Actually, you do not have to break it. Use a screwdriver to bias the assembly up over the oval hold where the tab goes it

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