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BHLM-Swing and a Miss!

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Tacofool, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. Jan 5, 2013 at 3:54 PM
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    Tacofool

    Tacofool [OP] Member

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    Decided my first mod on my month old truck would be the BHLM. Grill off-check, tabs & bolts removed-check, bulbs removed-check, removal of light assembly-EPIC FAIL. I removed the little ninja nut hiding behold the fender and still could not get the headlight assembly out. I was and RCH away from breaking something. No finesse was going to get that light out today. Got a new grill on shipment, I will try again then. In the meantime I will commence with the de-badging. I love the Texas Edition, but the silly Walker Texas Ranger Badge has got to go.
     
  2. Jan 5, 2013 at 3:57 PM
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    Blackshirts

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    There is a bolt on the bottom you have to reach up from the bottom to find it. It's a stretch to reach it.
     
  3. Jan 5, 2013 at 3:57 PM
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    Dantwenty2

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    Show us some pics!
     
  4. Jan 5, 2013 at 4:02 PM
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    Tacofool

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    I am pretty sure that I had every thing off. The light would move freely in the housing, just not enough room to get it out. I am pretty sure Toyota uses some kind of voodoo to get them in.
    Couldn't do any pictures, tight angles inside the housing.
     
  5. Jan 5, 2013 at 4:04 PM
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    MYT4CO

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    the only way i got mine out without scratching the shit out of em was to take of the bumper cover. took an extra 5 minutes but well worth it. they slide right out because you dont have that clip in the way at the bottom inner corner.
     
  6. Jan 5, 2013 at 4:04 PM
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    MYT4CO

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    and it makes it a lot easier getting to the pita bolt
     
  7. Jan 5, 2013 at 4:11 PM
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    Tacofool

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    Good advice. Might have to try that.
     
  8. Jan 5, 2013 at 4:12 PM
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    tacowestley

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    8k HIDs, flowmaster, bora wheel spacers 1.25'', debadged tailgate, DRL and foglight anytime mod, BHLM, 09+ LED tailights, painted valence black, mickey thompson classics 16'', switchback LEDs, reverse LEDs, tailgate clamp
    and make sure its the TOP bolt of the 2 bolts that are around there
     
  9. Jan 6, 2013 at 11:44 AM
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    pra4sno

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    Your title made me laugh.

    I was expecting to see melted headlights in an oven for some reason. Glad to hear it wasn't so bad!
     
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