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Fixing broken Headlight Tabs

Hi guys, I sold my headlights a few days ago, I packed them with 75ft of bubblewrap made a cushion inside the box and added some padding on the walls and extra cushion on all the tabs BUT UPS still managed to break one of the headlights...





I'm trying to help the new owner and fix this problem, has anyone fixed the tabs or know how to? or know if I can buy just the housing, the part where the tabs are.

Any help would work, thanks in advance.

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get some epoxy and let it set for a full day or two. done.


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Re: Fixing broken Headlight Tabs

I would use black ABS glue found in the plumbing dept of Home Depot. This will fuse or melt the pieces together. Much stronger than any epoxy out there.
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Loctite epoxy is what you want, not plumbing glue


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Re: Fixing broken Headlight Tabs

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Loctite epoxy is what you want, not plumbing glue


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Why is the Epoxy better than the "Plumbing glue"? If it melts the plastic back together?
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Fixing broken Headlight Tabs

You should have gotten insurance on the package and had ups reimburse to buy a new light the light will never be the same now repairing tabs is shitty at best.

YouTube headlight tab repair for ideas.


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You should have gotten insurance on the package and had ups reimburse to buy a new light the light will never be the same now repairing tabs is shitty at best.

YouTube headlight tab repair for ideas.


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I hear you completely and I've already filed a claim with UPS but holding off until my dealer gives me the word.

The lights were epoxied yesterday with high grade stuff so hopefully it will hold. I'll know for sure on Thursday when they are installed. The shop will not bother if they feel the tabs won't hold.
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I hear you completely and I've already filed a claim with UPS but holding off until my dealer gives me the word.

The lights were epoxied yesterday with high grade stuff so hopefully it will hold. I'll know for sure on Thursday when they are installed. The shop will not bother if they feel the tabs won't hold.
What did you end up using? Any updates?
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What did you end up using? Any updates?

My headlights are being installed today and should have a working set by end of day (at least that's my hope).

Pics to follow if it works.
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Re: Fixing broken Headlight Tabs

I have a similar issue but my tabs are in worse condition. Says this will work for my "14 Jeep, any thoughts?

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