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One of the two drivers, could be the wife, of my Megane 1 managed to hit a post with the front wing and one of the plastic retainers holding the front headlight broke off.
The light is now insecure and my questions is - do I have to replace the whole headlight or has anyone found a way to repair the shattered retainer?
If I do need to replace the headlight where's the best place to look for the cheapest replacement - other than a scrapyard?
 

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When My Mrs did that, I found cable ties through holes drilled in the good bits secured it nicely & satisfied the MOT man.
HTH
 

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Thanks for the replies.
I like the cable tie idea but it didn't seem to work this time.
But then I thought about putting a metal plate between the plastic of the headlight and the metal frame fastened on with self tapping screws.
It looks a bit amateurish but it feels as solid as a rock.
Again thanks.
 

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could be the wife
Lol...

Thanks for the replies.
I like the cable tie idea but it didn't seem to work this time.
But then I thought about putting a metal plate between the plastic of the headlight and the metal frame fastened on with self tapping screws.
It looks a bit amateurish but it feels as solid as a rock.
Again thanks.
Welcome to the world of bodge :) Looks good to me.
Why pay an unnecessary amount of money when you can fix stuff like this?

Glad you sorted it, as mentioned above just make the sure the beams are at the right level :)

Andy
 

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Andy - Welcome to the world of bodge.

In the World of pre-electronics we had a few sayings-

If in doubt - give it a clout!
If it don't move - oil it!
What the eye doesn't see - the heart doesn't grieve.
It's the squeaky wheel that gets the grease
 

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Andy - Welcome to the world of bodge.

In the World of pre-electronics we had a few sayings-

If in doubt - give it a clout!
If it don't move - oil it!
What the eye doesn't see - the heart doesn't grieve.
It's the squeaky wheel that gets the grease
I'll bear those in mind :)
My first car was a 1998 Rover 200 1.1i - it was a nice tidy car with Rover Phoenix alloys to the eye, but underneath it was a big rolling bodge!

I reckon bodging will always be the way forwards - unless it's a major issue that needs a new part, why not improvise?

:)
 
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