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2nd Gen Headlight Removal, pics

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Chris(NJ), Dec 13, 2010.

  1. Jan 21, 2011 at 8:40 PM
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    atx

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    Spent about 45 minutes on that last bolt... finally gave up when I accepted that my socket wouldn't fit in there because I had to add an extender on it to accept the small 10mm socket... going to buy another socket and try again... that thing is a bitch to get to
     
  2. Jan 22, 2011 at 3:26 PM
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    Don't waste your money buying a different socket...... What you have will work.

    Take out 2-3 bolts along the fender edge that hold the plastic fender liner in place. Bend the fender liner out of the way. Mine was very flexible and bending it did not damage it at all.

    Once it's out of the way, getting to that 4th bolt is a snap...... :D
     
  3. Jan 22, 2011 at 5:13 PM
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    dude. just finished the BHLM but now i dont wanna go out and try to get the 4th bolt out to take the old ones off cuz its dark! damnit haha guess yall will have to wait for pics tomorrow
     
  4. Jan 23, 2011 at 3:22 AM
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    Thanks- I'm planning on trying it again. I'll give that a shot.
     
  5. Jan 23, 2011 at 6:26 AM
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    Yep! Definitely bend the fender liner out of your way. I removed the bottom two bolts...thats all that was needed to reach that 4th bolt
     
  6. Feb 5, 2011 at 9:12 PM
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    Great write up and helped me tremendously!!! Thanks for taking the time to post pics!!!
     
  7. Feb 5, 2011 at 9:54 PM
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    Anytime! Glad to hear that it helped :)
     
  8. Feb 9, 2011 at 5:21 AM
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    I will be trying this tonight...Great write up Thanks!
     
  9. Feb 9, 2011 at 10:30 AM
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    :cheers::cheers:
     
  10. Mar 2, 2011 at 3:32 PM
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    im having a hard time pulling the light out after loosening all the screws???seem like the housing and the mounting point are too long for the small hole to fit through any tips???? it either hits the bumper from the last screw mounting point from the headlight or the housing hit the top of the frame... if that helps explain it.everything loose it just im having a hard time wiggle the piece out. should i pull out all the plugs first???
     
  11. Mar 2, 2011 at 8:19 PM
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    i still have a hard time pulling the housing out after all 4 bolts are out and the trim piece. any help
     
  12. Mar 2, 2011 at 9:01 PM
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    Sometimes you have to twist it a little bit too. The light is free floating at this point though, correct? Just takes a little finagling.
     
  14. Mar 2, 2011 at 9:44 PM
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    yeah that what i did, but i dont wanna scratch or bend the bumper.
     
  15. Mar 2, 2011 at 10:01 PM
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    Just have to be careful. It'll come out!
     
  16. Mar 2, 2011 at 10:19 PM
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    i was at it for 2 hour today trying to pull and twist it out. ill try again tomorrow pic to follow
     
  17. Mar 3, 2011 at 3:05 PM
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    finally got them out. pic to follow
     
  18. Mar 5, 2011 at 4:37 PM
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    Howd it turn out?
     
  19. Mar 5, 2011 at 4:48 PM
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    finally got it out chee huuuu
     
  20. Mar 17, 2011 at 7:17 PM
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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
     
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