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Old 03-18-2011, 09:44 AM   #41
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this thread helped me out quite a bit......just got done installing some nice lights.

I vote this get a sticky in the light section.
awesome...I'm glad it helped you out

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soooooo...is it really worth all the effing around? Does it make your lights brighter? Don't think so...mho only
Its considerably less work than you would think. Removing the lights takes about 20 minutes, the rest, depends on how anal you are. Plus, some people just enjoy wrenching on their truck and do it as a hobby. Fwiw, this doesnt change light output at all...for good or bad. Its just an aesthetic change that some people like and some dont.
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Old 03-18-2011, 05:20 PM   #42
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Thanks for this write-up.

One thing to watch out for: On the fourth bolt (that you can not see easily), be sure to get your 10mm socket on the bolt, not the 10mm nut just below it that holds on part of the bumper structure.
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Heres a brief follow up too.
And back on the truck:
Dude... That looks awesome. Love the indigo color, too. Nicely done.
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Old 03-19-2011, 07:32 AM   #44
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Guys, getting to the forth bolt is easier than you think.....

Remove the 2-3 bolts that hold the plastic inner fender liner to the fender, and bend it out of the way. The plastic fender liner is very flexible (at least mine was) and once it's pushed out of the way, you'll have clear access to the forth bolt.
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Old 03-19-2011, 07:35 AM   #45
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Why not just take 3 extra minutes and take the whole front bumper off rather than fight with the lights?
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Old 03-19-2011, 07:08 PM   #46
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yes, exactly what he said. I had a hard time trying to pull them out before i realized that you have to turn it 90 degree straight up
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Old 03-24-2011, 03:34 PM   #47
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yes, exactly what he said. I had a hard time trying to pull them out before i realized that you have to turn it 90 degree straight up
This was the hardest part for me, I was cursing up a storm trying to get them out.

I was able to remove the headlights, paint them, Retro fit the H4 projector kit, wire in the new harness and re assemble everything within 4 hours.
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Old 03-24-2011, 03:40 PM   #48
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Lets see some pics of the retro...
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I have it post in another thread but here it is.
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Old 03-25-2011, 02:17 PM   #50
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Thanks for the help. I dont know if I would have ever found that 4th hard to get screw. Anyways this is how it turned out.

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Old 03-28-2011, 01:10 PM   #51
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F that last screw
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Old 03-28-2011, 01:48 PM   #52
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Awsome job, sounds fairly easy. Was the clear lens glued down? If so, how did you separate it?
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Old 03-28-2011, 04:27 PM   #53
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This looks awesome...I might try this on mine!
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Haven't really looked at taking this off yet, but the grille is easy to remove right? Anything special I should know before diving in?
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Old 04-08-2011, 10:07 AM   #57
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^ easy! Just two bolts on top and two of the Clip screw. Then just pull up and it will pop right off.
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Thanks for the write up
It made the work much easier
Thanks again
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I found, in the several swaps on these, that a 10mm wratchet wrench was easier than trying to manipulate a 3/8 or 1/4 wratchet/socket upintheya for the headlight removal.
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Thanks for the write up
It made the work much easier
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