Wrong way bulb turn

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  1. ScanMan

    ScanMan New Member

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    ”No good deed goes unpunished”

    My daughter borrowed our van and we got their 2010 Prius (3?) to use. She mentioned that the low beams had both suddenly stopped working.

    I picked up a couple of H11 replacements, and replaced the drivers side. After much effort got the passenger side out. Struggled for a long time- never could get it seated.

    Eventually it flashed in my head that I may have turned it clockwise to get it out.

    If I stripped the seating, what am I now in for? (gulp)
     
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    I don't believe there's any turning with headlight bulbs. You unclip it and pull straight out
     
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    Was the gasket left on the previous bulb?

    Sometimes that happens making the clearance difficult and not able to reseat.
     
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    No, I pulled the old gasket off. But for the life of me I can’t get the new one to take.

    As you know it’s a real pain getting to the socket, even after removing the hex bolt in holding the air intake(?). I didn’t remove the wwasher tank but might so that I can get a better look at the opening to see if I trashed the “thread” by turning it clockwise to remove.

    Can’t find anybody posts where anybody has admitted being as dumb as me. I was working so hard trying to get a grip and turn with a couple fingers that I lost track and turned it the wrong way. Wondering what I might be in for if I have to replace the whole thing.
     
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    Mine you had to turn to remove for the 2012, not sure if it’s those annoying prongs that holds the bulb in place.
     
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    You could always try an inspection mirror prior to more disassembly;).

    But if you got the gasket, it’s one less thing to consider :).

    Good luck and keep us posted (y).
     
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