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Old 04-20-2011, 09:12 AM
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??? could you post a picture and ill try to help you? Done this a tone of times but still have no clue which piece your talking about
I would have to take off the bumper again. Ok so I was able to get to unscrew the 3-4 bolts holding the headlights and I can pull it out a couple of inches but its not coming out anymore because of two wires attached to the housing. What did you guys do at this step?
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oh i think i know whats up. youll only be able to pull them out a couple of inches because the wiring harness that is connecting your car to the headlights is clipped in near the bottom of the headlights. You can see where it connects when you pull it out as far as you can, then just stick a flat head screwdriver between the clip and the back of the headlight and pry. It will just pop out back towards the car. Then you will be able to pull the headlight out further and then just disconnect it.
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oh i think i know whats up. youll only be able to pull them out a couple of inches because the wiring harness that is connecting your car to the headlights is clipped in near the bottom of the headlights. You can see where it connects when you pull it out as far as you can, then just stick a flat head screwdriver between the clip and the back of the headlight and pry. It will just pop out back towards the car. Then you will be able to pull the headlight out further and then just disconnect it.
Yup its that harness near the bottom but I tried to pry it from the bottom of it and it didn't budge. I will give it another try when the weather is better.

There's also another wire attached to a black frame with a clip but can't reach the clip because its in the closed frame. Do you know about this? Thanks.
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Ill send you a pm with my number, just hit me up when your pull them apart again and ill help ya out.

If you aren't able to pull off the headlights from the car then you probably shouldn't be doing this modification on your own. Honestly taking the headlights off the car is the easiest part, opening them up is a huge bitch, painting is a tricky bitch, re-sealing them is the biggest bitch, and then re-lining everything up and re-installing everything is a painful bitch...... bitches are the worst, haha. needless to say I wouldn't personally attempt this if your having trouble now. I'm only saying this because I don't want someone to accidentally screw up their car and then not have anything work, seal, or line up properly and be pissed off that they even tried. Although if you do give me a call and ill try and help you as much as possible.

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my latest set for inspiration... 2011-04-10_16-39-15_960.jpg?t=1303315300
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Ill send you a pm with my number, just hit me up when your pull them apart again and ill help ya out.

If you aren't able to pull off the headlights from the car then you probably shouldn't be doing this modification on your own. Honestly taking the headlights off the car is the easiest part, opening them up is a huge bitch, painting is a tricky bitch, re-sealing them is the biggest bitch, and then re-lining everything up and re-installing everything is a painful bitch...... bitches are the worst, haha. needless to say I wouldn't personally attempt this if your having trouble now. I'm only saying this because I don't want someone to accidentally screw up their car and then not have anything work, seal, or line up properly and be pissed off that they even tried. Although if you do give me a call and ill try and help you as much as possible.
I was working in a tight garage and it was raining and cold so that was making everything more difficult. I will give it another try once I know the weather. Thanks.
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^^ did you end up figuring out how to do this?
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^^ did you end up figuring out how to do this?
I did end up doing it, the harness was such a bitch to unplug. I used a blow dryer to open the headlights and it took forever. I recently bought a heat gun which was on sale and that would've been easier. Looks very different now so my car stands out.
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cool im thinkin bout getting a heat gun for this, to paranoid to use the oven rofl
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cool im thinkin bout getting a heat gun for this, to paranoid to use the oven rofl
Same here. A heat gun would've made my life so much easier then with a blow dryer.
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hmmm...my bumpers is welded onto the fender.......EDIT never mind its just a bolt thats impossible to get to so i ripped off the part holding it on to the bumper...

minus a few minor bolts that you forgot to mention, this is an excellent DIY! im reassembling my housing right now and it looks sick, i just hope i can remember where everyting go. but ya, you were spot on, right down to the bloody knuckles and numb fingertips!

will post pics when i done

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Nice job! ...but you missed a spot...hehe jk
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Great job. Only thing I would like to add is that you should always add new sealant when resealing the headlights to prevent condensation. Reusing the existing sealant doesnt always work.
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Thanks jookyshank!

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Great job. Only thing I would like to add is that you should always add new sealant when resealing the headlights to prevent condensation. Reusing the existing sealant doesnt always work.
Yeah that's the main thing I is worried about is condensation...
And somehow a hair appeared inside the headlight after I resealed it lol

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