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Park/Blinker Light Popped out!

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Old 11-14-2007, 04:56 PM
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Hey guys. Well, I was driving along a road down the street from my house, which was underoging constrution during the day, and by night, was all cleaned up. But they weren't exaclty finished. After I got through the rough section, it appeared to be normal road again, until there was a huge *BUMP* , with no sign to warn me, probably putting a nice dink in my rims too.

But the reason im posting is when I got home, to my suprise the front right blinker/park light was hanging by the wires. I'm positive I didn't hit anything, and pretty sure nothing hit me, so the bump is the only thing I could think of. But I can't get the light to go back in. I lined up the locking mechanism and all the prongs, and when I give it a nice push nothing happens. The bottom circular prong that fits into one of the wholes has marks as if another piece of plastic was there but cracked off.

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Old 11-14-2007, 07:06 PM
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The tabs locking the light in usually break and the light will fall out.
 
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Old 11-14-2007, 08:00 PM
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The actual locking part doesn't seem to be the part that is broken tho. I'll try to get a pic up if it will help.
 
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On each of my parking lights, when I had to change the bulb, I breathed on the locking tab and it broke off. I didn't even want to botherasking Volvo what a new one costs (since the plastic will probably go brittle in no time at all again) so my practical solution was to put a big dabble of silicone on a few spots behind the light housing. they have held in place just fine.
 
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Silicon or duct tape. Duct tape will hold anything and now-a-days it comes in enough colors that you can match it to your car color.
 
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Old 11-15-2007, 08:28 PM
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Also you could stick a little screw in to hold it.
 
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Old 11-16-2007, 12:39 PM
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Well I never know what ill have to take it off for, so I probably won't do soemthing as permanent as silicon. I was just wondering if it was a common thing, or if there was a trick or something to get it back in. Thanks for the help.
 
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Old 11-16-2007, 08:48 PM
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Yes it is common. Try a small screw into the light to hold it in.
 
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Just so you know, the silicone is not "permanent." If you need to take it out again, just give it a firm pull and it will come out very clean and it won't pull the paintorbreak the plasticlike regular glues. Then you can peel off the old silicone, put on a fresh dab and put it back in.
 
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