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I am trying to replace the driver side headlight buld in my…

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I am trying to replace the driver side headlight buld in my 1992 Lincoln town Car Signatue. I put the bulb in the socket, but the retaining ring does not grab anything to tighten down the bulb? The ring is in the sqme configuration as the passenger side. I inserted the bulb firmly into the socket until it clicked. What did I do wrong?

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the fuses? Have you checked the bulbs?

The light works,, I just can not tighten the locking ring that holds the bulb in place/

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Town Car yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes this is a DIY project. I put the bulb in the socket, but the retaining ring does not grab anything to tighten down the bulb? The ring is in the sqme configuration as the passenger side. I inserted the bulb firmly into the socket until it clicked.

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Tim Mohr
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Hi, my name is ***** ***** the bulb is pushed in, did you rotate it 1/8 turn clockwise?

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
No, the wiring harness does not really have much give for a rotation. The locking ring does rotate, but it does not grab onto anything
Customer reply replied 9 months ago
I have 1992 Signature Town Car.

it need to rotate at least 1/8 turn to lock it in, it may be difficult, but it will lock, can you retry it?

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
OK
did not work. I am going to take the bulb and socket out, and pur the lock ring on backward from the way it is oriented on the passenger side. It appears that there is a key and groove on the back end of the lock ring.

the lock ring should not have come off the headlight socket??

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
It is loose and just slides over the bulb and socket. I reversed orientation and it did secure the socket in place.
Customer reply replied 9 months ago
I did need to rotate the socket slightly to seat the whole thing before I tightened the locking ring.

so you got it to work?

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
everything is good now.

Great, please dont forget to rate me, so I can get credit for helping,Thanks,Tim

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