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Part fell off headlight

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This piece fell off the inside of my headlight. It is the silver cone part that goes over the bulb. Can this be fixed? and how do I get to it? Thanks

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Pretty sure you'll be replacing the lens housing for that one.

To put it back in place, you'd have to split the housing if memory serves, and then it wouldn't seal, it'd fill with fog and condensation, etc.
 
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Just grabbed a taillight for my mother-in-law, FLAWLESS match.
 
This is a commen prob.

with chopstics [1 idea] and a small hole drilled in the top it can be reseated and glued back in place saving you a $100 bill


epoxy the part inplace and close hole at same time. put epox on wax paper hold on hole, inverted, then peel off waxpaper
 
someone fixed it on here and posted how they did it...

forget where but somewhere in these problem sections
 
I've done two of these repairs this week.  One where the cover slipped out of the track and one where the bracket snapped.  In either case I was able to reinstall without putting a hole in the lens.  Get some plastic weld 5 min epoxy and some long curved forceps (tweezers).  First mix the epoxy and place a small amount on both parts using a piece of wire to reach in the lens, then use the forceps to install and hold the lens until it sets.  Place on the side for a couple of hours to cure and reinstall.
  If that doesn't work then drill a 3/4" hole directly below the receiver (bottom of lens), get a 3/4" body grommet and do the same operation using long nose pliers.  When completed, apply a small amount of silicone on the lens, install the grommet and apply a second coat of silicone.
 
dont drill the face, the top is best or bottom if if you have to. then fill hole with a strobe light
 
Thanks ya'll (y) Looks like the lens just slide out, I might try to play with it this weekend. If I do I will let you know how it turns out. :cheers: :cheers:
 
The same thing happened to my 02. I took it to my dealer and they just clipped it back into place. Hope this helps. Took my dealer like 10 mins to fix it
 
This happened to me about a year ago.  I was able to clip it back into place using a large curved seal pick without drilling or otherwise altering the part. I did have to play with it quite a bit before I got it back in place.  But with patience, perseverance, and skill -- none of which do I have -- it will go back in place.  Mine has been fine ever since.
 
do we really need that part? i thought about removing mine to make the lights go out longer like the high beams any ideas
 
Yeah. I have this same problem. I superglued it... :E:

Now that you've fixed yours...I attempted with superglue (as I had some in my truck and fixed it on the road), and my lens fogged up to an extent. Not trying to spam but...

People who know, is this haze permanent and how can I remove it? Should I just remove this refractor or properly epoxy it? I'm going nuts here...
 
Super glue just fraged your headlight. Sorry to say. Should have epoxied it.......

Also, when mine fell off people flashed their brights all the time at me. Actually made me wonder why and look at my lights..... Just pulling them out wont solve the problem IMHO

good luck, jon
 
Alaska_AV. said:
Super glue just fraged your headlight. Sorry to say. Should have epoxied it.......

Also, when mine fell off people flashed their brights all the time at me. Actually made me wonder why and look at my lights..... Just pulling them out wont solve the problem IMHO

good luck, jon

I did some googling and it looks like some Mopar guys have the same problem with their Chargers...and hence got the same issue with using superglue. BUT, it sounds like some of them could fix it by baking the housing, taking off the clear lens, and getting in there with some fine scratch/swirl remover and polycarbonate polish and getting it back up to par, then resealing it with some silicone again. Is this possible with the avy housings? Or is it....go buy new housing time?
 
it can be done that way. awhile back a few tried that, but to remove the orange reflector. some had moisture problems and lenses didn't seal or over cooked.

anything is worth a try......... they make new ones all the time
 
Thanks. I'll give that a shot and give postive or not results. Anything those guys learned that could trip me up?
 
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