Map Light Dislocation, HELP!
First off I just wanted to thank everyone for contributing in the other thread I had posted a few days ago, really solid information.
New problem however. And I could really use some help. I decided that I wanted to install LED interior lighting in place of the incandescent light bulbs that came with the car. DrivenDaily had a post about how to remove the map light covers and so I did that. And inside I found the little incandescent bulb I wanted to replace. Now I have larger hands and couldn't really get my fingers on the bulb, so try after try I couldn't get it free. I saw 2 small clips on the sides of a black socket that held the bulb and thought hey, maybe these are holding it in place.
I used a flat screwdriver and pushed the clips in. Much to my surprise (and dismay!) the clips didn't hold the bulb at all, rather they held the socket in place. So now I have a map light bulb/socket not held in by anything and it is free to just float around and move up towards the wiring that is above it. This poses a rather serious problem because as we know, those bulbs get hot. I don't want to hit a bump in the road, have the bulb shoot up over head and melt wiring.
I already accept full blame for being a dumbass in thinking those clips held the bulb. Also learned my lesson and will not be replacing my interior lighting, lol. But in all seriousness, I spent 20 minutes trying to pull the clips back into place and I just can't do it. I can only fit 2 fingers in the hole which doesn't provide enough grip on anything to pull. And I'm also afraid if I put too much pressure on the bulb it will bust and then I'm really screwed.
Please, pretty please, if anyone can held me think of a way of resecuring this bulb I will forever be in your debt.