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Old 03-12-2007, 10:02 PM   #1
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Default '00+ Clear Corners (pic by pic tutorial) 56k beware

I know there'* a Techinfo on this already, but I thought I'd submit some pics of the process that can hopefully be added to it.

Step 1

Remove the entire housing as described in the Techinfo article:




Step 2

You'll notice some "C" clips along the outside of the housing. To remove them, I used the fishing pliers from my tackle box :P You'll notice the clip right below the pliers.




Step 3

Using a thin screwdriver, very SLOWLY begin to pry the clear cover from the housing. You'll see a thin line with black sealant in it. Here'* where you want to pry. Slice the sealant where it'* being stubborn.




Step 4

Once you have the clear cover off, you'll see the black cover has tabs. There should be 5 tabs and one alignment slot tab. Carefully remove from top to bottom, inner to outer (brights to blinker).





Step 5

Next, you'll see the 4 tabs holding the orange part to the black part here. Remove from here carefully as well.





Step 6

Then, reassemble them in revers order. As you insert the black part back into the housing, notice the large alignment slot tab. Insert this first, then the tabs will almost click themselves in, including the back tab. Put the clear cover back on over the housing and replace the "C" clips. If you notice any bare spots without sealant, you will need to reseal this area. If you were careful with the pulling apart, this won't be necessary as the sealant will reconstitute itself with each side.



Reinstall onto the car and you're done!
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GREAT tutorial! I love pics with the process. BC can always use more of these threads. Did you heat up the headlamp in the oven to soften the adhesive at all?
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GREAT tutorial! I love pics with the process. BC can always use more of these threads. Did you heat up the headlamp in the oven to soften the adhesive at all?
Nope. Unless these were taken apart before and resealed, the sealer was still pliable.
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for a short cut you can just pry open the narrower end and reach your hand in
to remove the lens.
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for a short cut you can just pry open the narrower end and reach your hand in
to remove the lens.
Yeah, I tried that, actually. I was afraid I was going to break it like I did on the last ones.
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Thanks for the tutorial. Pics are always helpful with tasks like this. Too bad my outter lens are so worn out, or else I might put in the effort now.
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Great write up. This will help a lot of people.


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Did you heat up the headlamp in the oven to soften the adhesive at all?
That'* the only difference I did when I did mine. I threw mine in the oven at 200 degrees for about 15 minutes. The sealant was nice a 'loose' then.

Definitely not a necessary step, but I'd take the time to do it again if I had to clear mine all over again.
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Do you have steps like this for the back???
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I vote for a sticky
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