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Old 07-05-2005, 03:59 PM   #1
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I tried lookin at previous threads but I'm having trouble removing my headlights so I can get the new piaa and silverstars in. Messing around for 1/2 hour and it got me nowhere, since there still was a bolt in the bottom thats not easy to reach. I dont have the service manual either..

So whats the fastest way to get these things off? pics would be great too

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I'm not sure if the SE is the same as the SSEi but if so...

There are 2 10MM holding the entire bracket assembly to the radiator support, these are located at the inboard end of the bracket facing forward.

Remove the 2 10MM bolts, pull the inboard end out about 1/2" and then slide the whole assembly out sideways past the fender. There are 2 pins on the outboard which do not get removed, these are the ones you release by sliding the assembly sideways.

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thanks, ok so you're talkin about these 2 right?


those i havent tried yet. will do 2morrow
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Exactly! Those are the bolts you want.

No one will ever know why they went from a simple thumb screw setup to this crazy design.
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Exactly! Those are the bolts you want.

No one will ever know why they went from a simple thumb screw setup to this crazy design.
cauz the 92-95 are waaay kooler

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thanks, ok so you're talkin about these 2 right?

those i havent tried yet. will do 2morrow
Those are the ones...and the only ones

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