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Old 03-19-2012, 06:42 PM   #1
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Default Loose connection for power to headlight

The connector for my headlight keeps falling off of my headlight. The light works perfectly but I keep having to remove the bezel to reconnect it.

It's so bad that it doesn't even last longer than a few miles. I used to have to fix it once every 2 months.

I'm thinking of the following options:
  • If I replace the headlight maybe the connection will stick?
  • Should I replace the connector itself?
  • Should I use some kind of adhesive or just a rubberband to strap it down?

What do you think? Anyone else have this problem?

This problem has been slowly getting worse.
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Old 03-20-2012, 07:06 AM   #2
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This is for a Firebird, right? You may try a search. There have been other threads on this.

I recall when I had the problem - I just had to bend the two prongs on the headlight bulb in a bit and the connector stayed put.
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I just had to bend the two prongs
This is genius. I'll be trying this. Thanks!

Yes, for Firebird. I did search though I might not have been using the correct search terms. I kept getting results for the motor.
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Are you using the newer style sealed beam bulbs with the big white silicone cap on the back? If so, you can do what I did.
1) bend the bulbs prongs slightly inward to improve contact and add tension
2) use a screw through the existing hole in the middle of the bulb connector to screw into the white silicone cap
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