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Old 01-22-2012, 01:48 PM   #11
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well, as of yesterday im nolonger driving my car 90+ miles per day. finally got laurens car back so she can drive herself. ive put over 10k miles on my car in the past 5 months. so while its sitting there taking a break ill have some time to think on it. not in such a rush to get my headlights done anymore.
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Old 01-22-2012, 08:38 PM   #12
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how hard is it to take the guts out? i think i would like to do that to mine.
Not very hard, go in like you were to clear the headlight, but the chrome corner piece comes out for tinting, its clipped in. I also painted the high and low bulb caps with high heat black paint to go along with the look. My suggestion: do what I did and use 55w amber bulbs, I don't have any lighting issues up front even with the tint.


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SSEiMAN01, how did you seperate the lense from the housing? Aren't they bonded?
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thats what i wanted to know and what do you use to glue or silicon them back together?
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Heat headlight in oven for best results on low for about 5-10 minutes. Enough to make the seal gooey. Pop the clips off around the light. Gently pry light apart. Once you're done with whatever it is you're doing, put it back together. I use black RTV sealant to seal it up. With clamps, overnight indoors.
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Thanks Mouse!

This is correct, however with mine, I just used the stock clips and clear weatherproof silicone, no clamps and it dried in about an hour. Put the oven on the lowest setting, you don't need to get it too hot...I'm at a point now, after having them open so many times, I don't need to heat the set on my car anymore.
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i wonder if you can use a heat gun, my wife wouldnt be too happy about me messing with her oven.
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In oven set at 275 for 8 min and comes apart great and black them out and put them back in oven same way to put back together!
But be warned if the compound holding them together is dried out to start with it wont seal so good so many will use in this case silicone to seal them back up or what i use is clear gutter sealer comes in a regular caulk tube at your local home depot.
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i wonder if you can use a heat gun, my wife wouldnt be too happy about me messing with her oven.
Won't stink nothing up just put them on aluminum foil on a cookie sheet!
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Here is a pic on mine done.
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