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Stripped adjuster #4451531
07/06/17 05:03 PM
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SHOZ Offline OP
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One of my adjusters is stripped. it's the soft plastic the steel screw rides in to pull the headlight left and right. here you can see a picture of it. I can move the projector up just a bit with my hand and then it will start to move but peters out before moving very far.

Any ideas on how to fix this so the threads grip again?



2008 Hyundai Accent 1.6L 5 sp manual hatchback
2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Track 2L Turbo 6sp manual
Re: Stripped adjuster [Re: SHOZ] #4451537
07/06/17 05:10 PM
07/06/17 05:10 PM
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ASE L1, Master. Deutsch Meisterbrief.
Re: Stripped adjuster [Re: Trav] #4451702
07/06/17 08:21 PM
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Trav - you saved me from embarking on a long product search.
Product searches are like crossword puzzles for people like me. crzy

Re: Stripped adjuster [Re: Merkava_4] #4452051
07/07/17 07:14 AM
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Bookmark that site, I buy a lot from them and keep a decent stock of common metric bolts, nuts, washers and clips here so I don't need to start chasing them.


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Re: Stripped adjuster [Re: SHOZ] #4452167
07/07/17 09:49 AM
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SHOZ Offline OP
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I looked through all them and did not see exactly what I have. These are projector headlight assemblies. I guess I'll have to take it apart to see just exactly what the piece looks like. frown


2008 Hyundai Accent 1.6L 5 sp manual hatchback
2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Track 2L Turbo 6sp manual
Re: Stripped adjuster [Re: SHOZ] #4452170
07/07/17 09:50 AM
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The dealer will have it for a few bucks.


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Re: Stripped adjuster [Re: Trav] #4452189
07/07/17 10:07 AM
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Originally Posted By: Trav
The dealer will have it for a few bucks.
I would guess they would tell me I need a whole new headlight.


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2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Track 2L Turbo 6sp manual
Re: Stripped adjuster [Re: SHOZ] #4452211
07/07/17 10:38 AM
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It cost nothing to ask. If not remove it and go to an autobody supply store. Sometimes you need to get inventive and tap something like a plastic license plate bolt insert for threads or find one for another make or model and dremel it to work.


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Re: Stripped adjuster [Re: SHOZ] #4452303
07/07/17 12:42 PM
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SHOZ Offline OP
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After calling Hyundai and sending them pictures they say I would need a new headlight for $989 list price.


2008 Hyundai Accent 1.6L 5 sp manual hatchback
2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Track 2L Turbo 6sp manual
Re: Stripped adjuster [Re: SHOZ] #4452378
07/07/17 02:05 PM
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SHOZ Offline OP
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Found what I need at The RetroFit Source online. $1 each.....



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Re: Stripped adjuster [Re: SHOZ] #4452411
07/07/17 02:54 PM
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Better than $900.


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Re: Stripped adjuster [Re: Trav] #4452987
07/08/17 02:23 AM
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Not if he buys 900 of them to have on hand. grin2

Re: Stripped adjuster [Re: SHOZ] #4453040
07/08/17 05:51 AM
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SHOZ Offline OP
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I bought 4 of them, 2 per headlight. First time I ever opened up a headlight. Looks like the chrome is pealing on the reflector in the projector too.


2008 Hyundai Accent 1.6L 5 sp manual hatchback
2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Track 2L Turbo 6sp manual
Re: Stripped adjuster [Re: SHOZ] #4453046
07/08/17 06:06 AM
07/08/17 06:06 AM
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The old Audi's reflective paint inside turned to powder, which wasn't good. On the positive side, the headlights I got back in the day from Shokan Coachworks in NY to replace them were flawlessly aimed. wink


Plain, simple Garak.

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