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I attempted to remove the license bulb, by hand, with my fingers, surrounding the bulb with a thin piece of rubber to get a better grip. The bulb shatered, but fortunately I did not get cut from the broken glass. NOW, how do I get the remaining piece of bulb out of the socket? The bulb is the peanut type, without a metal base and only glass with wires bent over the end for contact.

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Hi, you can take a small flat head screw driver and pop it out , just make sure your light or not turn on . And key out of switch, then you should have no problem . If i can help you any more just re post. Thanks dodge tec

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HI,
With the headlights off I would not use my fingers but use a pair of tweezers. You can also get a pair of of medical forceps from such companies as Harbor Freight Tools. Just think, A medical device that you can also use to perform surgery on a car!
Hope this helps,
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