Monday, October 7, 2013

glaucoma

Ever since I got my truck worked on a couple of years ago, the driver side headlight they replaced has been a little off.  Was checking it today and found the entire light was pretty loose in the socket.  Time for another YouTube video and a self fix. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-amURObRT64 Discovered that one of the screws that is supposed to hold things together was the wrong size and wasn't holding anything at all (more J-B Weld to the rescue).  I tried some of that polish on the other (7 years older) fogged headlight but it's just too far gone. As long as I'm fixin stuff - might as well do it right.  Now that I know how to install it, I ordered a new passenger side headlight from the folks who produced the video.  70,86,39,0,B,.21

4 comments:

Glassjam210 said...

Better the vehicles than us with replacement for headlights cheaper than eye corrective surgery!

butterbean said...

Howdy TFL,
You can save yourself a WHOLE LOTTA $$$$ USING POLYDENT to clean the lenses!!!! Most of our vehicles are OLD 1994-1997 models, with over 150K on them,.. Joyce found about 1/2 tube of Polydent , on the side of the road and thought she'd try it on the headlights AND IT WORKED....
One of the headlights on the F150 we changed the whole unit and the bulb burned got loose and burned up the holder, so, that it points down into the road about 20 feet in front of the truck.... Man, I wish they built cars outta steel, instead of plastic!!!

mary lee said...

Funny you can find out how to do most things on YouTube, it is a great place to look for fixing things. Have fun

Glassjam210 said...

Yep, I forgot to say tooth paste works for those dingy head light glass (sort of plastic covers). Every time.