Deer damaged 96 camry - hood and lights


Old 09-08-06, 11:30 AM
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Exclamation Deer damaged 96 camry - hood and lights

I hit a deer right in front of the car at about 45 mile/hour. The center front has a big dent, including the hood (the front bumper is OK), the grille, right headlight (high beam works), right side light, and left turn signal (right turn signal still works). The mounting brackets are broken, but no broken glasses!

A local body shop's estimate is $1500.

I want to fix the lights first, so that, the police wouldn't stop me. Then I can have some time to find and buy an used hood at a lower cost.

Does anyone have a wiring diagram of lights in the front?
Could the bulbs be replaced without replacing the whole lamp?

Any ideas of the procedure to fix them?

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Old 09-09-06, 08:33 AM
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: North Texas
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Why do you need a wiring diagram?The damage is pretty much a remove and replace procedure.
As far as the lights go you can replace just the bulb but I would replace the whole light or at least try to fix the mounting tabs so the light will not jiggle around while you drive,
Try some local junk yards for parts like the hood.
You are very lucky the air bag did not go off.

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