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#1 Old 02-23-2013, 02:22 PM
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Trimming the socket tab on an H9

I'm in the process of putting new bulbs in my Murano and I found the instructions kicking around the net completely clear on how to modify the new bulbs so they'll fit in the housing. I've got the 9011's ready to go but I'm having trouble with the H9's: Trimming the tab was no problem, but there's that rib in the top of the female socket that has to be removed. I haven't been able to find a way to do it [boy that plastic is *hard* )]. I tried a REALLY sharp knife. I tried a razor blade. Is there any easy way to get that rib out? If not, is there some not-too-hard way to get it out? ) Thanks!!

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Many sing the praises of the Dremel tool. Use it wisely. Keep all your fingers!

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Many sing the praises of the Dremel tool. Use it wisely. Keep all your fingers!
It did seem to me that a dremel with a small abrasive bit on it would be just the thing. Unfortunately I don't own a dremel.... I *think* (gotta go poke around through my junk) I have a very small file and I'll see if I can file the rib off.... I wonder if one of those diamond/sapphire metal nail files would be able to eat the plastic....

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You can find cheap knock-off "Dremel" tools at home stores or Harbor Freight for around $20. Well worth having if you're at all handy, you'll find several uses for it.


P.S. Harbor has one with bits for $11 now!
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Wow. I didn't know the knockoffs were *THAT* inexpensive. Checked Harbor Freight:

80 Piece Rotary Tool Kit
Drill Master - item#97626



A rotary tool kit for cutting, grinding, polishing and more


Only: $24.99
Sale: $10.79

You're right: for that little, I really oughta have one in my toolbox. Thanks for the ptr....

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Any excuse to buy another tool is a good excuse!

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