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Old 09-08-2006, 08:10 PM   #11
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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.
thats how you have to do the rear
you have to cut
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Old 09-08-2006, 10:36 PM   #12
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easy as pie.. ill do a write up when im sober

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can someone tell me how to get the center piece off? i have all the nuts off, but i dont understand the clips
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next Haro, "improper lighting on the rear of the rear of the vehicle"
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can someone tell me how to get the center piece off? i have all the nuts off, but i dont understand the clips
clips?


just give it a good tug or push it from the studs
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can someone tell me how to get the center piece off? i have all the nuts off, but i dont understand the clips
clips?


just give it a good tug or push it from the studs
good tug or push aint cutting it... i am prying with a 1.5' screwdriver now with no avail...
i can get a flash light in there to see the clips but they dont look like they are gonna release nicely
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ooo so did you pry it apart then pull the amber, or cut the back?
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i started with a dremel cutting bit, and quickly found that was not the best tool... i put a 7/16" bit in my dremel and used that as my cutting tool...

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after those cuts, and some careful prying and pulling, the amber comes out the top
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when i pulled mine off the first time, i tried pulling hard and i tried screwdriver to pry. neither did much good until i said "f- it" and pulled about as hard as i could on both sides (one at a time). gradually it gave, and both of the clips were basically ruined. theyre good for now, but if i ever have to take it off again theyre fried.

i wasnt able to find anyone who could replace them, either, so beware.

once you get it off i advise taking the clips off completely for putting it back on unless you dont plan on taking it back off.
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i dont even remember any clips on mine, but its been 3 yrs since i had it off
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i tried a different prying angle and i got them... stupid little sons of bitches, they looks like they are still useable though

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