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Anyone Else Have This In Headlights?

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  1. Coltsfan1

    Coltsfan1 Well-Known Member

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    Ok last weekend decided to tackle the dreaded headlight fix. Ordered my repair kit from TDS. Before I started I heard some stories on how others had theirs "fixed" in the past. I have to say I was quite shocked to see how mine were fixed. It was a rock-hard glue-caulk material. I held the gear by my bullet heater to get it soft so I could remove it. Repair kit went in fine and after cleaning the contacts on the headlight switch they operate flawlessly. Here r a few pics Screenshot_20170101-225015.png
     
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    Coltsfan1 Well-Known Member

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    jarredsoon Gold Member

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    I've done that repair kit from TDS before, it works great.
     
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    Coltsfan1 Well-Known Member

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    Jarred are u still drinking from new years eave??? Lol. I'm talking about the "old school fix"
     
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  5. Mark T-TB

    Mark T-TB Car Crazy from birth

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    nice work Chad.
    That looks like the previous owner did some serious "red neck engineering" there :confused:

    All that I found inside of mine was white "powder"... also broke the heads off of several screws during dis-assy etc., thus ended up with rebuilt units.
     
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    jarredsoon Gold Member

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    OH Man, I am talking about the Top Down Solutions kit. I have done it a couple times and it worked well.
     
  7. DynoDave

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    That is an interesting old repair. Can't say that I've seen that approach before.
     
  8. Coltsfan1

    Coltsfan1 Well-Known Member

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    I was shocked myself. Granted this was the 1st one I've done but I wasn't expecting a rubber mold based on what I've read.
     
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    So far my cars been good. Antenna too. That gear set up looks exactly like the one I just replaced on my garage door opener.
    KID
     
  10. DynoDave

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    Oh, now your fate is sealed! :D
     
  11. fbody4me

    fbody4me Active Member

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    Never seen that fix before:). The last set I rebuilt had hex nuts installed! Don't know why people can't fix things right the first time and be done with it.
     
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    robert lee Gold Member

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    Because they don't have time to do it right.. but they have time to do it over.. imagine that.
     
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    The factory did them "right", yet here we are :D. I have to say that molded rubber looking one is one of the better "fixes" I have seen over the years though!
     
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    Do you happen to have the TDS part number?

    Thanks
     
  15. Coltsfan1

    Coltsfan1 Well-Known Member

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    Part number 209280. That will repair 2 headlights.
     

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