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post #1 of 7 Old 10-07-2015, 12:36 PM Thread Starter
 
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Headlight troubles

I noticed my headlight wouldn't stay on. After investigation, a wire that goes into the headlight socket assembly has been damaged. For the most part, the light works, but it does cut out occasionally.
Now, my question:
Do I need to get another assembly or can I remove the terminal and fix the wire?
It is the white wire in the photo.



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post #2 of 7 Old 10-07-2015, 02:55 PM
 
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Is that just a regular 1/4" spade connector?
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No, it a normal connector. The wire comes in from the side (top) and the connector slides into the slot. I can't see enough to get the connector to slide out. I am not too familiar with them anyway so I'd rather not tear up the housing trying to remove the connector.



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You might go to a Auto parts store and take the part with you and check out their spade connectors. and see if they have one like the one in the picture.
That spade connector should slide out with a very small flat screwdriver working it from the front
and pull pulling gently on the connector from the back.
Then you will have to trim the wire back and crimp it in place and put the new spade connector
in the slot.
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You might go to a Auto parts store and take the part with you and check out their spade connectors. and see if they have one like the one in the picture.
That spade connector should slide out with a very small flat screwdriver working it from the front
and pull pulling gently on the connector from the back.
Then you will have to trim the wire back and crimp it in place and put the new spade connector
in the slot.
good luck
Thanks Jax.
As a matter of fact, I went to NAPA. They had a universal socket http://www.napaonline.com/Catalog/Ca...100_0472476900
I test fit it and it works, now to wire it up. And it's $2.97. Who can beat that?
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That is great. Glad they had what you needed.

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Thanks Jax.
As a matter of fact, I went to NAPA. They had a universal socket http://www.napaonline.com/Catalog/Ca...100_0472476900
I test fit it and it works, now to wire it up. And it's $2.97. Who can beat that?
The factory replacement is almost $10. good find.
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