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Old 09-07-2006, 11:39 PM   #1
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yes i looked at all the threads, but im still nervous to do this...

can someone go in paint and draw EXACTLY where i need to cut, and at what angle, i would feel so much better

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Old 09-08-2006, 08:39 AM   #2
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if no one responds by the time i get home from work, ill spend a few minutes and try to describe it to you.. its hard for me to picture it with the lamps not actually in my hands, but i can tell you this.. if you get a bit intuitive its not hard to immagine it yourself, and there is alot of room for error believe it or not, just make sure you dont go too deep and nick the lense
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i wasnt able to get all the way around when i was cutting mine. i couldnt go past the turn signal on the bottom because the cutter wasnt deep enough, so i had to take some pliers to it to pull the orange out.

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seems like you could peel part of it apart and pull the orange out, kinda like I did my fronts, im still scared.
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so jwakamud, you only cut out the part thats behind the orange? thats pretty smart actually. now i have to rethink this.. ill wait to hear what toasty says
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if your just taking out the amber, i would not cut all the way around... the horizontal cut shown there along the lower edge of the amber is not necessary. the best thing is to but it just enough to separate the pieces and grab the amber with a pair of pliers to pull it out. This is all relative to your comfort level about somewhat forcefully removing the amber.
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not cutting the bottom of the amber, meaning using it as like a flap? and then prying it open enough to grab the amber out?
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not cutting the bottom of the amber, meaning using it as like a flap? and then prying it open enough to grab the amber out?
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i used it as a flap too, but make sure you get the corners. otherwise youll pull your hair out long before you pull the amber out.
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I havnt done the rear lights, but for the front I used a heat gun to soften the glue that ataches the lens.
Then carefully pry it out with a flat head, & heat it again to put it back.
I wouldnt cut none of the plastic, it seams like a bad idea.
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