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Question regarding Smart Hitch 2 Boss headlight housing!

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by A&MLawn&Snow, Jan 13, 2016.

  1. A&MLawn&Snow

    A&MLawn&Snow Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    Need to replace low beam bulbs. During the disassembly of the headlight housing, the T-20 tiny little screw heads snapped right off. Is drilling the screws out an option? Or will this cause to much damage to the headlight housing considering the screws screw into a plastic fitting.

    If so I may be forced to take the budget option and duct tape some flashlights to my rig and call it good.:mechanic:

    Please and thank you for the advice.
     
  2. johnnywaz

    johnnywaz Senior Member
    Messages: 206

    Did it snap off flush or is a little sticking out? If you can get all the other screws off and that one is slightly sticking out you can WARM (NOT MELT) the plastic screw boss with a torch (use a small concentrated flame torch) and the screw will come right out with vise grips. Its how I did the ones on my last boss plow. Worked perfect.
     
  3. A&MLawn&Snow

    A&MLawn&Snow Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    The heads of the screws snapped off flush. Tried two of them on the left light and one on the right. All snapped. Left nothing to grab with vice grips.
     
  4. johnnywaz

    johnnywaz Senior Member
    Messages: 206

    I had 1 snap flush like that! I had to use a dremel with a cutoff wheel and cut back juuussttt enough of the the plastic but NOT the screw to have something for the vise grips to grab. The only bad part about doing that is, be very careful when you retighten the lense down or you could crack it becase there will be no backing where you carved material away. When you put it back together it will be hard but you could stack tiny washers to make up for the material you cut away.
     
  5. A&MLawn&Snow

    A&MLawn&Snow Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    Dremel idea sounds pretty handy. Might use this as an excuse to buy new tools!
    Or just keep my high beams on for the rest of the season till I get the new plow next year! HA