So I got my new lamps tonight and installed them. All I did was I took a hacksaw and made the grooves in the clips longer then with a bit of sanding I got em in and adjusted properly and man what a difference.
Glad you were able to get them installed w/o breaking anything and wondered if cutting the slots down on the sockets worked. Mine are a whole lot brighter too and a world of difference! I need to do some tweaking on the adjustments since there isn't even have a flat surface here or can get far enough away from the house to shine them on.
Just replaced my passenger headlamp last nite. Removed the old one without breaking any clips and installed the new one without any breakage. Now I have spare clips.
Remove the side marker and parking lamp assemblies. This will give you room to work. Then warm the clips with a heat gun. Use low, don't melt them. When removing, do one at a time and use a pry bar gently while applying heat until they just pop off. Same with installation but press gently.
A real good tip HighLonesome I'll pass along to others, thanks! For those who may not have a heat gun I'm sure a hairdrier if available would probably do the same. Even with the plastic clips heated believe I'd still be supporting the back of the adjusters when installing since have seen others break them like the one I broke.
Thanks for all info. Helped me immensely. I blew the first one but installed the second. Very pleased will have new part on Monday. Heating the plastic receivers on the headlamp made it a piece of cake! Again thanks. Da Maniac