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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-15-2019, 08:53 PM Thread Starter
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Light Fell into Housing

My LED parking light bulb in my 18 XT was acting up so I took it out to reseat it. I was having a bit of trouble getting the socket to lock back into place when I noticed the bulb appeared to have fallen out of the socket and into the headlight housing. I tried to look for it through the lens but couldn't see it behind the yellow reflector. I also tried fishing around inside the housing with a plastic zip tie but can't seem to find out where the bulb is.

Do you think it'd be an issue to just leave the dropped bulb in the housing if I can't see where it ended up? My only concern is if the dropped bulb finds a way to migrate and interferes withe steering responsive headlights. I'm not sure if the parking light section is connected to the rest of the headlight housing but I feel like it might be.

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You can remove the entire housing. To do so you may have to remove the battery or the air box depending on which side.


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@KLEMMER I thought I have to drop the entire bumper cover to remove the housing? This is the passenger-side so it's on the airbox side.
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Not sure if the bumper cover has to be removed. If it does it isn't that bad to do. Just have to take care not to ruin the clips. I had mine off at my nextdoor neighbor's body shop to replace a cracked grill.

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