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Old 12-09-2006, 08:47 PM   #1
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Default 96-99 headlight removal made easy?

It'* two 10mm bolts from the factory, but I was just thinking maybe we can snag some of the 'finger' spin bolts on 92-95'* and replace the 10mm bolts?
I don't have a 96-99 around me at the moment to look at for fitment (since I have a pair of 'finger' spin bolts right here in my tool box) but I bet they'd spin right into place.
My only question is if the diameter of the spin head is too big and would hit the 96-99 headlight bracket edge lip.
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FYI the trans port headlight thumbscrews are about half the size of the Bonnes, and work Better
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Maybe I'm missing something but I've never had a hard time with the headlights. What'* so hard? Corner lights, 2 10mm bolts, pull at the right angle and they slide out. I guess I'm just confused and curious as to what the problem/difficulty is.
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Maybe I'm missing something but I've never had a hard time with the headlights. What'* so hard? Corner lights, 2 10mm bolts, pull at the right angle and they slide out. I guess I'm just confused and curious as to what the problem/difficulty is.
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My take on it is Marty wants to make it a wrench free operation maybe?
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My take on it is Marty wants to make it a wrench free operation maybe?
Right on.... for those times where a silverstar blows and you are 100 miles from home and don't have any tools along.
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My take on it is Marty wants to make it a wrench free operation maybe?
Right on.... for those times where a silverstar blows and you are 100 miles from home and don't have any tools along.
Do what I do, buy a cheap toolkit and keep in the car.
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My take on it is Marty wants to make it a wrench free operation maybe?
but getting the corner light out still requires a screw sriver. even if the screws are left loose like mine, I have yet to figure out a way to unlatch the corner light w/o some sort of screwdriver or other long skiny device.

EDIT: sounds like its time to ditch the silverstars
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My take on it is Marty wants to make it a wrench free operation maybe?
but getting the corner light out still requires a screw sriver. even if the screws are left loose like mine, I have yet to figure out a way to unlatch the corner light w/o some sort of screwdriver or other long skiny device.
Hmm, interesting, mine pops out with my bare hands and still stays on over rough roads, interesting...
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For the Corner light screw...

Maybe somthing like this will work if you can find one in the right size.



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