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Old 15 Jul 2010, 10:00 pm
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believe it or not pulling out of a stall going very slowly. I'm feeling extremely stupid right now.


But now I'm looking to repair it and see how much I can do cheaply as I'm on a limited budget. Oh and I'm also learning here about cars so forgive the stupid questions.

The bulb in the headlight assembly seems fine and someone told me that I can tape up the whole in the housing until I get it replaced but here's my question. I own a 2007 and I've found a housing at a local junk yard for a 2001. Is the fit all that different?


Also in the process the bumper cover? fell off. I thought it was the bumper but after some searching, i've found it's called the bumper cover? It's plastic. It tore off from the passenger side and hung there. I was able to pull it back on and driver to a "safer" stall and look at it all. It's still screwed on and attached on the driver side, but it seems to be ripped there also. Is this safe to drive with to go to work tomorrow? I only live about 5 miles from work, but through city streets it takes about 15 minutes. I don't want it falling off while I"m driving!
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Old 15 Jul 2010, 10:30 pm
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Hey their LianaWS,

First off, welcome to the Forum.

For the immediate problem, is their any way you might be able to take a photo of it and post it here so I can see how it looks, and hopefully tell you if its safe to drive to work? A photo would be a huge help at the moment.

Next, as for your headlight assembly, unfortunately, they made a body change in 2006 in which one of the things changed was the design of the headlights so the older style won't fit the newer body. Sorry about that one.
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Old 15 Jul 2010, 10:34 pm
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Thanks! and yes I can! I'm hoping you guys can help me learn a lot about my car!
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Hey their LianaWS,

Cool deal. I am into body and paint, and can most definitely try to help see what I can do to try to help you figure out a good plan of attack for your PT.

I will be here for a bit, so if you get me a pic, we can go from their.
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Hey Liana,

I am going to have to go fro about an hour an a half, but will be back tonight so if you could please post your photo, I would be more than happy to check it out, and let you know if I think it is safe, and then try to kick around some ideas to figure out how to fix your ride better.
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Default Re: Busted my headlight & bumper...cover?

Hi, Liana, and welcome to the forum! Any chance you have something like a junkyard you can go to, see if you can get a replacement headlight cover there? Or maybe see about a used one on ebay.

Like Candyman said, there was a change in the shape of the headlights, beginning with the 2006; before that, they're like a teardrop laid on it's side, afterwards there's an extra peak in the bottom, so no, they're not interchangeable. (Within 2000-2005 yes; and 2006-2010 yes, but not between the two groups, sorry.)
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Old 16 Jul 2010, 12:50 am
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Sorry for being absent so long. I have pictures but they're stuck on my camera. Before I could realize that I could just grab my phone, it was too dark. I'll just bus it in to work tomorrow just to be safe and post the pics when I get there.

Thanks for your assistance so far!
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Hey their Liana,

No problem. I will be around here all day tomorrow so just look me up here anytime, and I would be more than happy to try to help you out any way I can.
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You can find a lot of parts on EBAY for the cruiser.
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