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2nd Gen Headlight Removal, pics

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

  1. Mar 18, 2011 at 8:44 AM
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    Chris(NJ)

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    awesome...I'm glad it helped you out :)

    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.
     
  2. Mar 18, 2011 at 4:20 PM
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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.
     
  3. Mar 18, 2011 at 7:10 PM
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    mattygabe

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    Dude... That looks awesome. Love the indigo color, too. Nicely done.
     
  4. Mar 19, 2011 at 6:32 AM
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    Rocketball

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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.
     
  5. Mar 19, 2011 at 6:35 AM
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    Why not just take 3 extra minutes and take the whole front bumper off rather than fight with the lights?
     
  6. Mar 19, 2011 at 6:08 PM
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    pinktaco808

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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
     
  7. Mar 24, 2011 at 2:34 PM
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    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.
     
  8. Mar 24, 2011 at 2:40 PM
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    Lets see some pics of the retro...
     
  9. Mar 24, 2011 at 2:44 PM
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    I have it post in another thread but here it is.
    [​IMG]
     
  10. Mar 25, 2011 at 1:17 PM
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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.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Mar 28, 2011 at 12:10 PM
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    F that last screw
     
  12. Mar 28, 2011 at 12:48 PM
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    Awsome job, sounds fairly easy. Was the clear lens glued down? If so, how did you separate it?
     
  13. Mar 28, 2011 at 3:27 PM
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    Had to post! BHLM ftw!:D

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Apr 3, 2011 at 1:00 PM
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    This looks awesome...I might try this on mine!
     
  16. Apr 8, 2011 at 9:02 AM
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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?
     
  17. Apr 8, 2011 at 9:07 AM
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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.
     
  18. Apr 8, 2011 at 10:42 AM
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    Thanks for the write up
    It made the work much easier
    Thanks again
     
  19. Apr 8, 2011 at 10:54 AM
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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.
     
  20. Apr 8, 2011 at 10:58 AM
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    Anytime! Glad it helped :)
     
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