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headlight removal problem


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ok so i have removed my headlights quite a few times, so i know how they come off and what to do.

BUT...today, the passenger side will not budge; i have no idea what is going on.

i managed to take the little triangle off and look in there....will i be able to do anything to that "thick wire part" that holds it in once it clicks in with the tool?

im thinking getting something to pull/push on it....

Anyone ever try to "steal their own headlight" before? hehe :P :o

i dont know what to do anymore, i tried with the tool a few times and it just isnt doing much.

thx in advance, any advice pertaining to this is appreciated.

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I've had problems with re-seating my headlights before, and after having a tech look at it with me, he found that the headlight tool can round out, thus making it difficult for the headlight to be snapped back in place. At the same time, the receiving piece where the headlight socket connects to internally can round out as well, so it is possible that your tool if not rounded, might be not catching well on the internal piece that unlocks the headlight. That being said, I can't really think of how you can get it removed at this point. Maybe giving the headlight a good tug might release it, but it may also break some tabs on the headlight.

For these reasons, I try to not remove my headlight cluster at all unless I have to due to burned out bulbs. Porsche should've made it so that these headlight clusters screw in from behind and then have releasable covers in the back to facilitate bulb replacements, IMO.

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