Front sidelight bulb- proper Charlie!
Whilst changing over 501 front sidelight bulb for a Cree LED I have got the Cree stuck in the aperture as it came off the end of the bulb holder and it hasn't fallen into the reflector (yet!)- thank God; but I can't get it out either!! It isn't so big that it's rammed home, I can move it around with my fingers but cannot find anything to get it back out.
I have tried:
1. long nose pliers- too long and impossible to grip 501 bulb base in situ
2. Blu-tack on the end of a screwdriver- as above
3. magnetic "wand"- not enough metal on the bulb pins to grasp
4. Glue on the end of my fingers!- would work but can't grip both sides of the bulb at once
5. Wife's tweezers- probably might work but can't see where I'm aiming and not enough space if my fingers are in there too.
Worst thing would be the new bulb falls into the reflector as it would never come out again.
I appreciate I am the only person in the world this would have happened to as I am such a chump but you might have some good advice nonetheless!! Even taking the entire headlight unit out wouldn't seem to help although I suppose I could jolt it out with good old gravity! How easy is that job?