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Boss Plow Lights

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by Welderguy24, Nov 1, 2010.

  1. Welderguy24

    Welderguy24 Member
    Messages: 87

    So I'm currently going through the plow and getting everything ready. I had a low beam out on the driver side on the plow so i went to pull the bezel off and 3 of the 4 screws that hold the bezel onto the main molded plastic headlight housing snaped right off...... tried visegrips and tried grinding them down and drilling out with both right and left handed drill bits but nothing works so far.

    Anybody else had this problem? Its driving me nuts. Any ideas would be great
     
  2. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    new lights....
     
  3. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Yep and that's why a little Fluid Film on the screws when they're out pay off big down the road. I always pull brand new ones out and add the FF right then and there, saves me or the customer a fit later on.
     
  4. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Fluid Fil is a lifesaver
     
  5. Welderguy24

    Welderguy24 Member
    Messages: 87

    alright, thanks guys. i worked a little magic and got that valance piece to stay on for now. probably get some new lights later on.

    P.S. Picked up some FF today, lets see if its as good as everyone says
     
  6. johnslawn

    johnslawn Member
    from ma
    Messages: 90

    Old post but I thought I would share. Yesterday same thing happened to me 3 broken bezel screws. Long story short, I used a hot air gun to warm the plastic enough to score and remove enough plastic,(3/8?) to get vise grips on the screws.
    The heat didn't destroy housing ( took my time) and screws came out easy. I FF ALL screws and back together now.
     
  7. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    Good idea.
     
  8. cameo89

    cameo89 Senior Member
    Messages: 669

    2nd that, im gonna try that. Same thing happened to me when I was trying to replace the 2 mounting bolts, broke 3 of the 4 and I only did one light! So im gonna redo that one with heat and finish the other side with heat! Thanks for sharing
     
  9. 2004chevy2500hd

    2004chevy2500hd Senior Member
    Messages: 123

    Had the exact same issue happen to me - I'm going to try the hair-dryer suggestion as well. Thank you!
     
  10. 2004chevy2500hd

    2004chevy2500hd Senior Member
    Messages: 123

    The problem that I have it that three of the tips of the head snapped off. There is still some thread holding the exterior plastic bracket on. I tried heating up the plastic around each broken screw and managed to get one more loose - (halfway there). The two remaining screws are still holding the bracket on. I tried to heat 'em up and gently/forcefully pull/pry the bracket off. No dice. My next thought would be to price out the exterior bracket (MSC04734 $15) and weigh the option of possibly breaking it...If I break it - is it worth another $15...I even thought about trying to drill out the broken screws. Decisions...decisions.
     
  11. johnslawn

    johnslawn Member
    from ma
    Messages: 90

    I guess I would try to drill off head of screw to remove bezel trim. Could always use a larger pan head screw? To replace trim. Cheaper than $15. When you get trim off, remove light housing then you are inside with room to spare to heat plastic and remove old screws.
    On my rt3 there is a ground wire in housing I squeezed the clips tighter, they seemed loose. FF it all also.
     
  12. 2004chevy2500hd

    2004chevy2500hd Senior Member
    Messages: 123

    johnslawn - thank you for the suggestion - I'll give it a whirl in the AM. I'll take pics and keep you guys posted.

    Thanks again!!