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Old 12-22-2003, 10:17 PM   #1
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I recently got in to an accident in which both my headlights were smashed, so i ordered new ones, and i was wondering if anyone was familiar with the procedure for putting them in, if it was too much of a pain in the butt to do your self, and needed to be done by a shop. thanks.
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It'* super simple, If all that you need is the Composite headlamp. If the metal behind the headlight was bent you''re going to need a dolly, an anvil, and a sledge.

There'* two screws on the top of each headlight, unscrew them.
Tip the headlight forward a little and pull it up and out.
Twist out the bulbs.
Reverse to reinstall.
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in might be different on the 96+
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Hmm.... Mos should be up this late... pm time!
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It'* only 2 bolts, at the end of the light towards the radiator. The other end has to "pointy things" that fit into corresponding holes in the fender frame work. Mine have to be kinda shoved in becuase the space between where they fit and the bumper cover is a bit tight, bit it ain't hard.

I don't have access to pics right now, but I can get you some tomorrow if you need them.
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