PIAA Replacement bulb problem

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I am having an absolutely horrid time taking out the high beam bulb (9005) on the passenger side on my 2001 LC !!:mad: :mad: I put these suckers ( x-treme white plus) in a few years ago and last night I noticed that the hi-beam on the driver side was inop. I had no difficulty at all taking it out and replacing it, but when I went to replace the passenger side (it was OK but i like to replace in pairs) it just would not come out. It still won't come out :)censor: :censor: ) !! I was getting pretty pissed so I stopped before I broke something. Anyone else ever run into a problem like this ?? Any suggestions will greatly be appreciated.. :eek:

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Likely the rubber gasket that's stuck or dried out/decomposed.
I would try to GENTLY heat the area with a hair dryer to see if that can make a difference. If not, no ther suggestions from here, apart from what you already know. A broken assembly is likely pricey.

And lesson to learn; Never by anything PIAA. Way overpriced/overhyped!
 
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Likely the rubber gasket that's stuck or dried out/decomposed.
I would try to GENTLY heat the area with a hair dryer to see if that can make a difference. If not, no ther suggestions from here, apart from what you already know. A broken assembly is likely pricey.

And lesson to learn; Never by anything PIAA. Way overpriced/overhyped!

Probably removing the entire headlight assembly will be the best bet. Hopefully THAT won't be too time consuming !! Also, I too wish that I had not sold my 300ZX tt ! :doh:
 
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Most likely they ran hot and fused themselves in there:doh:

I dunno about that, but the base of the bulb does move a little inside the the main assembly. I have these bulbs in 3 other cars and this is the first problem I have had. It goes into the local Toyota store first thing Monday a.m. !! I'll let them mess with it. :eek:
 
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.......It goes into the local Toyota store first thing Monday a.m. !! I'll let them mess with it. :eek:

So you are going to pay someone else to break it??

Hope it doesn't come to that though!
 

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