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Old 12-12-2019, 10:20 AM   #1
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Repairing mounting tab on headlight housing.

Has anyone successfully replaced a broken tab on a housing with something else? I've tried several types of glue without success with the original tab that broke but it came apart while driving and is history. Case isn't cracked.
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Old 12-12-2019, 11:38 AM   #2
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Swap the case. I wouldn’t trust anything else.
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Swap the case. I wouldn’t trust anything else.
Thanks but I don't think I'm capable of that unfortunately. I'd break it.
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If you have the broken pieces or another case you could cut parts from you could try fuse it together with a Harbor Freight plastic welder. But I think Particlewave is right. Based on the projects you have posted here, I think you are more than capable of successfully taking a headlight apart and putting it back together. I am way less talented than you and just removed the other lens from one of my headlights to re-glue the projector lens into its shroud and I got it done. If you get another headlight or case once you get the lens off the rest is very straightforward.
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If you have the broken pieces or another case you could cut parts from you could try fuse it together with a Harbor Freight plastic welder. But I think Particlewave is right. Based on the projects you have posted here, I think you are more than capable of successfully taking a headlight apart and putting it back together. I am way less talented than you and just removed the other lens from one of my headlights to re-glue the projector lens into its shroud and I got it done. If you get another headlight or case once you get the lens off the rest is very straightforward.
I've got a empty case just have to work up the nerve to take the xenon apart. The insides of these old headlights are really fragile.
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