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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

    Blackshirts Well-Known Member

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    Headlight mod, sound system. MB Motor Sport Rims. Black Tails. 5100's, 885, grill craft, Fogs, N-Fab Step Sides. BFG TKO Tires, Wet Oks, LED map lights and dome, LED gauge mod
    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

    Dantwenty2 Well-Known Member

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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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    Just cut off all the ifs stuff and stock rear axle.....going big......... wet okole seat covers, red line hood struts, 4xi sliders, bruteforce rear w/ tire carrier, bruteforce front bumper with warn m8000s, bestop soft top, alpine HU and JL speakers, 2nd battery and isolator, arb air compressor, tank and tire fill, FXR projector retrofit by AMBIGUOUS, overhead console by KNINE
    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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    Just cut off all the ifs stuff and stock rear axle.....going big......... wet okole seat covers, red line hood struts, 4xi sliders, bruteforce rear w/ tire carrier, bruteforce front bumper with warn m8000s, bestop soft top, alpine HU and JL speakers, 2nd battery and isolator, arb air compressor, tank and tire fill, FXR projector retrofit by AMBIGUOUS, overhead console by KNINE
    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

    pra4sno Goof Ball

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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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