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I can't get the clips...or whatever they are called to move,,,,to get the headlight out . How do you move these lube could not move them when they what does one do?

How do you get the stuck clips get the headlight out.

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    Susan Campbell Apr 11, 2015

    the housing is not in proper, the lower part moves around....


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Why are you taking the housing out . most the bulb just unplugs from the back twist and turn check with auto parts store to get right one and look it over good do not touch glass part with fingers use gloves or paper towel as oil from hands will cause burn out fast

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  • Susan Campbell
    Susan Campbell Apr 12, 2015

    the housing is not in proper....


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