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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

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Headlight Connector for 2008 Hyundai Sonata with a rectangular opening where the little black tab used to be.

Broken Tab from Headlight Connector for 2008 Hyundai Sonata
Headlight burned out on the Hyundai. Okay, open the hood, remove the little round cover off of the back of the headlight capsule and pull off the connector. Hmmm, doesn't want to come off. There's a little black tab on the side of the connector, push on that. Grr, not moving, push harder. Okay, the catch releases and the connector comes off of the bulb, but the little black tab has broken off. Oh well, next time this happens I'll just have to use a stick to push on the tiny metal tab that the black plastic tab was pushing on. Assuming the car lasts that long. It's eight years old now. Is it going to last another 8 years? It might. My Dodge Dakota is 17 years old and it's still going strong. It's getting a little raggedy around the edges, but it runs and drives fine.

2 comments:

Ole Phat Stu said...

My older VW New Beetle now has over 200,000 miles and dates from 2000 AD.
I've had to replace surprisingly few parts; still 1st engine, 1st gearbox, 1st shocks etc. Replaced the mufflers last year but that's been all :-)

My Porsche 944 is now 30 years old; as long as you can still get spare parts these things are potentially eternal :-)

Chuck Pergiel said...

With modern machines it's usually not the big components that are the problem. It's all the niggling little details. The broken switch, the buzzing noise, the torn upholstery, you know, the 1,001 little annoying things that accumulate over time. Eventually people get fed up with it and just go buy a new car.