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      04-13-2012, 06:51 PM   #23
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I've never been so frustrated with such an easy task or install. I absolutely cannot get the LED light locked into the socket. I've tried every pair of pliers I have with no luck. Any pair with jaws wide enough to fit around the circular base of the light leaves me with no room to rotate them to lock the light in. Any tips? Any particular pair of pliers I must use for this?
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      04-14-2012, 07:19 PM   #24
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I've never been so frustrated with such an easy task or install. I absolutely cannot get the LED light locked into the socket. I've tried every pair of pliers I have with no luck. Any pair with jaws wide enough to fit around the circular base of the light leaves me with no room to rotate them to lock the light in. Any tips? Any particular pair of pliers I must use for this?
I have the same problem. I managed to get them in only slightly holding, and then put the heat sink on and tightened it. I used the heat sink to provide a bit of leverage to twist the light source. I don't think its very solid though. Is there a particular orientation that the source needs to be in? I notice that one of the locking tabs is slightly smaller than the other 2...should this be in a certain position before trying to lock it in? Another thing I'm noticing is that the outer ring of my drivers headlight looks like it isn't illuminated when standing in front of the car, but when I crouch down it looks alright. I'm suspecting that the source needs to be properly lined up with the light tubes for uniform distribution at any angle?
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I have the same problem. I managed to get them in only slightly holding, and then put the heat sink on and tightened it. I used the heat sink to provide a bit of leverage to twist the light source. I don't think its very solid though. Is there a particular orientation that the source needs to be in? I notice that one of the locking tabs is slightly smaller than the other 2...should this be in a certain position before trying to lock it in? Another thing I'm noticing is that the outer ring of my drivers headlight looks like it isn't illuminated when standing in front of the car, but when I crouch down it looks alright. I'm suspecting that the source needs to be properly lined up with the light tubes for uniform distribution at any angle?
Well, I managed to get them installed after a trip to the hardware store today. Tried three different sets of pliers there and a 7.5" slip joint pair did the job easily. Try those, kornykidd....took me about 15 minutes total and they're locked in there solid. Look great too.
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Grabbed a new set of pliers, I had a set of the slip joints and it wasn't cutting it, and I managed to get things worked out I believe. I'll need to wait until it's dark to really check it out but the drivers side is much better seated now and the led housing actually matches up with the halo light tubes. Hope it works.
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      08-07-2012, 09:55 PM   #27
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so the idea is to put the heat sink at the 12 - 6 o'clock position resting right over the lightsource stem?

Just checking, i might be buying soon...
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