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Old 10-15-2005, 06:23 PM   #1
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Ok, went to change one of my foglight bulbs, and when I pulled the bulb, one of the nodes didn't come out. It is now wedged into the socket and will not come out. Is there a good way to remedy the problem, or do I need a whole new socket?
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Isn't there any way you can get it with needle nose pliers? Maybe I'm not understanding your problem.
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Isn't there any way you can get it with needle nose pliers? Maybe I'm not understanding your problem.
If you're talking about a bulb pin getting stuck in the socket when you pulled the plug off, can you pop the back off the plug and push the pin out of the connector that way?

P.*. No offense but you do know that the gray plastic part closest to the bulb is part of the replaceable bulb, not part of the socket, right? (This might not be obvious if you haven't bought your replacement yet.)
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Andy,
I understand the hardware end of the fog light lamp & socket. I guess I didn't understand the term "nodes", which I'm assuming is one of the flat pins in the oval shaped portion of the bulb. I'm guessing that the node or pin is broken off flush in the socket of the wiring harness for that particular fog light. I thought there may be enough pin there to get with a needle nose pliers and pull out of socket or something like that, apparently not.
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I'm guessing that the node or pin is broken off flush in the socket of the wiring harness for that particular fog light. I thought there may be enough pin there to get with a needle nose pliers and pull out of socket or something like that, apparently not.
Hmm... I need to look at the WeatherPak connectors that I think they use back there to say for sure, but the individual pins are usually serviceable, once you manage to get the old one(*) out. They're held in by a little shoulder tab that must be pressed in, at which point the pin will slide out the back of the connector. The standard GM tool for this is a tubular thing just larger than the pin itself, but narrow enough to fit into the connector hole over the pin. You shove it down over the pin, and then with some wiggling it should yank out the back...

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