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Doing my BHLM today

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Landon54, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. Oct 24, 2010 at 8:01 AM
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    Landon54

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    So today I've started to do my BHLM. It's 11 in the morning, 2 degrees celsius with a wind, and I can't do it in the garage because it's full. I removed the first 2 bolts from the headlight, and removed a 10 mm but from the area where the fourth bolt is supposed to be. Am I doing this right or did I miss the bolt?
     
  2. Oct 24, 2010 at 8:04 AM
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    There is another bolt on the bottom, (under where the turn signal is) It is kind of hidden by the bumper cover. It screws into a hook shaped mounting tab. Kind of a bitch, but if you got the 10mm bolt out from inside the fender, that's the worst one. You should be able to access this screw from the top, assuming you removed the small filler panel under the headlight.
     
  3. Oct 24, 2010 at 8:21 AM
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    OK I got the real bolt out. Now I'm wondering how to remove the turn signal bulb from the harness.
     
  4. Oct 24, 2010 at 8:59 AM
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    There's a clip holding it in. If you pull it too hard it'll just snap, you need to push the tab up on the harness and then you'll be able to pull the light bulb out. Unscrew the bulb from the headlight assembly so you can see it better and it'll make a little more sense when you see it.
     
  5. Oct 24, 2010 at 10:53 AM
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    Tried prying the lens off of the housing for a half hour and now I'm just going to put it back together. The glues too sticky even after using a heat gun and I dont want any water getting in afterwards.
     
  6. Oct 24, 2010 at 10:55 AM
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    did you try baking them in the oven?
     
  7. Oct 24, 2010 at 11:19 AM
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  8. Oct 24, 2010 at 11:21 AM
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    Tried again and i got it open! Couldnt give up that easily. I just had to let it sit in the oven some more.
     
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