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BHLM problem

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jnoley07, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. Oct 21, 2010 at 9:10 AM
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    jnoley07

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    Why are these dang headlights so hard to remove? I can get to every dang thing holding it in, except that last bolt(?) in the wheelwell. Yes I have taken off the fender liner to help with this and I still cannot get it out, I can get the nut off the back, but cant get the bolt out or the light bracket off. Anyone else had this royal PITA?
    ideas please.....
     
  2. Oct 21, 2010 at 9:14 AM
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    MontanaTaco

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    I didn't have that hard of time removing them, just had to lay on the ground and reach up and guess where the bolt was. Yes it took me a few times but I got it. I never had the problem of the bolt not coming out. Once that final bolt is out the light should come out with some jiggling. I think the hard part is getting the actual lights apart.
     
  3. Oct 21, 2010 at 9:20 AM
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    They're all bolts holding in the headlights, no nuts... I just layed on my back under the truck and reached up to get that last bolt, didn't bother with removing the fender. After that, I took off the plastic piece under the headlight and had to jimmy the headlight to figure out how it would slide out. Takes a little patience but shouldn't be too hard.
     
  4. Oct 21, 2010 at 9:23 AM
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    well I spent an hour last weekend messing with this one stupid bolt, the thing wouldnt budge and I had to quit before my frustration kicked in and I broke something. So I just buttoned it back up and walked away. guess I will try again this weekend.
     
  5. Oct 21, 2010 at 10:36 AM
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    Bama_TACO

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    It is a pain, but I didn't have any trouble. I used a ratcheting boxed end wrench and it came right out. Lay down under the front of the truck and reach your arm up in there. No need to remove the inner fender liner.
     
  6. Oct 21, 2010 at 3:35 PM
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    thanks everyone, guess I will be back under there on saturday
     
  7. Oct 21, 2010 at 7:46 PM
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    You have to lay on your back and do like a half crunch, hold your leg in the air, close one eye, and sing yankee doodle. That will do the trick.
     
  8. Oct 21, 2010 at 10:55 PM
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    Lay down. Get DIRTY!!!!
     
  9. Oct 23, 2010 at 2:12 PM
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    Take out the first couple of bolts that hold the inner fender liner to the outter edge of the fender and move the liner out of the way. It will bend without breaking. Doing this makes it a snap to get to the bolts.
     
  10. Oct 23, 2010 at 2:19 PM
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    dont know if you read the first post in this thread but I have did that.
     
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