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Melted bulb holder!

A couple of weeks ago I got a bulb failure warning for the Sidelight on my 2005 GT.Didn't get time to sort it and yesterday got a failure warning for the other one.

Fair enough, it happens, so I went out to change them last night.....

....and found that one of the little plastic bulb holders pulls out OK but is melted around the bulb and I cant get the bulb out of it!
...and on the other side the bulb holder is stuck firmly inthe headlamp recess and won't pull out with the plastic lever!! (so it could be melted in also)

I've never had to change them on the GT but didn't have this problem on the 156.

Any one else had the problem and more important how do I solve it??

Its got normal headlamps and std bulbs all round btw


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People put the wrong bulbs in and it melts the holder so the holder gets stuck inside the headlamp unit.
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Sounds about right but any idea how I fix it?
I can only think that I need to find a couple of used holders with a few inches of wire attached and solder them in unless someone has a better idea.

Anyone know if the holders are the same on the 147 as the GT?

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