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Old 04-26-2007, 08:22 PM   #1
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I am just having one hell of a time tryin to remove the headlights to my 2001 SE. I removed the two 10mm bolts, and I've tried to wiggle, pull, Crank on it, and it will not come out. It moves about an Inch out, but seems to be stuck, or caught on somthing back by the corner signal. CAN ANYONE HELP ME?!!? PLEASE!!
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just give it a good tug straight outward, there is a ball style clip in the back corner that tends to give people grief
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Thank you! It was a SOB and threw me half way across the garage, i cant feel my finger (pinched) but hey i got em out right? thank you again
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just give it a good tug straight outward, there is a ball style clip in the back corner that tends to give people grief
Yeah,,,,,,,,,,,, I believe I broke my drivers side ball clip they sure make those suckers stay in there
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wow, that was the worst! just the sealer that you have to pry sucks bad! i have it all over my hands, and everything, and finally got it in there, got some new amber signal bulbs, and go to put the new head light in, and i crack my 8500k xenon light bulb, so then i had to take it back out (unscrew) and put a stock one in there. horrible, but all worth it i guess, it looks sweet, just inchin away at it. Thanks for the help by the way!
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no problem, glad you got it done!
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and i crack my 8500k xenon light bulb
that is the 9005 bulb right? they look good in that terminal I don't know about the 9006'*, 5300k is as high as I'm going for the lowski'*.
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and i crack my 8500k xenon light bulb
that is the 9005 bulb right? they look good in that terminal I don't know about the 9006'*, 5300k is as high as I'm going for the lowski'*.
No, that was the 9006 i had in there. They looked halfway decent, i just didnt like the brand (hi-lite) some stuff i got from ebay. but im gonna get some new ones tomorrow, so im rollin with one headlight blue, and one yellow, kinda unique if you ask me
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this isnt an electrical topic... this is asking how to remove the headlamps, that is IMO definitely mechanical
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