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BHLM tips or tricks

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Alex352, Sep 12, 2009.

  1. Sep 12, 2009 at 11:46 AM
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    Alex352

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    hey guys me and 2 of my buddies r going to do the Bhlm to my taco today. do any of u no of any tips or tricks. anything i should be aware of while doing the mod?

    Thanks
     
  2. Sep 12, 2009 at 11:48 AM
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    Reznor88

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    All the tips and advice you need to do the BHLM is right here.
     
  3. Sep 12, 2009 at 11:48 AM
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    I did mine twice...the firs time I did it with a friend who couldn't care less how it turned out. My advice. TAKE. YOUR. TIME. Seriously. When you are putting the housing back together really take your time; this is where my friend screwed it up for me...he just slapped it together and the housing chipped like no other.
     
  4. Sep 12, 2009 at 12:10 PM
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    ok thanks guys. i will definetly take my time when doing this. and that link is perfect.
     
  5. Sep 12, 2009 at 1:04 PM
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    When reassembling, it is super important to make sure and make sure the factory adhesive is soft again. If not, it is easy to push everything together and in the process break the plastic.

    To ensure this, put the headlight in the oven again @ 300 degrees for 5 or so minutes. Start in the corner of the headlight with a lip that you have to slip the clear plastic cover into (I think this is the top part closest to the parking lights) and work around.

    It doesn't hurt to cut some of the excess factory adhesive out with a sharp razor blade, but I would recommend putting some additional marine grade adhesive around the seal once reassembled.

    Good luck!
     
  6. Sep 12, 2009 at 1:10 PM
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    thanks for the tip TorenApart. ill remember to get some extra adhesive just incase.
     
  7. Sep 13, 2009 at 10:22 PM
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    Death_Stalker

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    good luck just seal it really well because if you dont it will FOG like everyone else said take your time this is something that you cant do again and again or if you mess up its not easy to fix and if you do take your time and you do become sucessful ... man i tell you everytime you look at the lights you will rememeber how you did them and you will love em even more... thats the best part about BHLM
     
  8. Sep 13, 2009 at 10:43 PM
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    update? pics? success?
     
  9. Sep 14, 2009 at 4:23 AM
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    What I did was when I pulled them apart, I made sure to push the old hot glue back in the gaps, it gets kinda of stringy. Did this on both parts and also on the little tab things.
    I then when finished put it back in the oven, biggest thing I would do again is wear gloves, I burnt my finger tips :D
     
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