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Socket in bulb HIR2/9012

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Hi folks:

 

I posted something similar in the lights forum (sorry mods) but I haven't gotten a reply yet.  I'd have the time this weekend to tackle this and I'll greatly appreciate a little bit of your help.

 

I'm lefthander for mechanics (know between not much and nothing).  I need to disconnect the headlight bulb from the socket and I can't get if out.  I'm afraid to break the socket...  I'd appreciate it if you could please tell me if a special tool is needed or some sort of "tricky" (skilled) manipulation.  I watched a couple of YT videos including MacT's but that part is not really clear in his video.  I tried to pry it with a small flat screwdriver but I was afraid of keeping applying much force and break the socket click...  Please see picture attached and please let me know how I can safely get that bulb out of that grey socket without breaking the socket clips.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

 

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HIR2-9012 Bulb2a.jpg

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Got it!  Holy cow!!

 

I think the driver's side bulb (the one I was tackling first) was somehow defective.  The notch sliding into the clips was a little too high not slowing the clips to come over high enough for the notch to slide out under the clips; I had to grease it out.  The passenger side was easier, maybe just because ...I learned how lol

 

Sorry for my question but thank you anyways.

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The clips are designed to retain, and they do that all too well, LOL.  It can be a struggle coordinating loosening their grip just enough and taking the bulb out before they snap back, and not breaking the bulb in the process or leaving it covered in fingerprints, or .... :)

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Your're perfectly right!  Lots of coordination and synchronization to loose and pull at the same time lol.  All good; all safely done now.  Thanks a lot!

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