03-19-2012, 10:10 PM
I looked under my hood today and found the the brackets that hold my headlight housings to the car are cracked. I don't know how it happened or why but they are plastic and obviously breakable.
I called my local ford dealer and they said that they would replace the whole light but it would cost $250.
Is there an easier way to fix this problem? My headlight is perfectly fine, just these brackets are cracked on the inside of the hood.
03-19-2012, 10:11 PM
03-19-2012, 10:13 PM
03-19-2012, 10:16 PM
One of mine is like that too. I have a plastic welding kit from harbor freight I'm going to try on it.
03-19-2012, 10:20 PM
I wish there were metal replacements I could get somewhere but that's unlikely. Getting a welding kit sounds like a good idea though.
03-19-2012, 10:53 PM
The very top ones of mine are cracked. I am not sure why. I guess they just cracked. IT doesn't affect anything for me though I did have my right housing vibrate for a while. I took all of the bolts out and put them back in and it went away.
03-20-2012, 12:11 AM
The top ones like you have in the pic are prone to breaking, almost everyones are broken. mine broke around 12k miles lol i just put epoxy on them and it worked great. now i have the eagle eye projectors though and even when i removed the stock ones the epoxy held them together
03-20-2012, 12:12 AM
a fix without buying new lights is to just put large washers on the bolt and it holds the lights down
03-20-2012, 07:03 AM
Just be aware that they likely broke because of overtightening combined with temperature fluctuations. You don't need to torque them down a lot - just enough so that they don't go anywhere. I only tighten them until they start giving resistance, then I go 1/2 a turn further.
03-20-2012, 09:27 AM
yah i have noticed mine doing that. i have also lost the locating tabs at the top. i think it was from my time at the body shop. i think they busted one then ground the other one down to match thinking i wouldnt notice...
03-20-2012, 07:56 PM
Our 2011 focus had broke tabs also when we bought it last june was a left over 2011 with 100 miles and they replaced headlamp and the crome on grille was also coming off. Dealer replaced under warrenty
03-20-2012, 09:03 PM
Plastic welder worked great on mine!