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Old 10-22-2012, 07:42 PM
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Where can i find the little adjusting springs for the old GM headlights? I was trying to keep from going to the junkyard, but no auto parts by me have them.

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You might try LMC they have older stuff for chevys. Or talk to your local bodyshop and ask them where they get their clips from..We get alot from Winser or Lawson
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or a dealer might have some too,but I'm pretty sure advanced has them in the HELP section along with the adjusters....
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I asked at Advance about headlight springs and the young guy working looked at me like I was an idiot from Mars. lol. This wasnt even for an old car but a 95 model... wound up finding some springs at the Hardware store and doing a MacGuyver on them.
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There are a few different ones, some are just a simple spring that you could get at a hardware store.

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headlight springs

I thought those springs were spot welded to the headlight panels, at least the ones I've dealt with were welded on. I think it would be easier to advertise on the Forum for that car for a used headlight panel. I had the same problem on my Pontiac and bought a good used panel from a guy on the GTO Forum.

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they aint. the gm ones i always did were 80's and had the spring bent behind the header panel on one end and on the headlight on the other. They come right off with a needlenose and or flathead
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I asked at Advance about headlight springs and the young guy working looked at me like I was an idiot from Mars. lol. This wasnt even for an old car but a 95 model... wound up finding some springs at the Hardware store and doing a MacGuyver on them.
I know the feeling.I usually deal with the commercial guys in the back and hardly ever go to the counter except on sundays then I have to deal with the school kids at the counter.Our advanced store has some great guys and gals in the com dept that really know their stuff and they've been there for years but up front it a whole different world.
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