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01-20-2013 12:10 AM
focusonthefocus19 You know what I did? I just took the bottom bolts out, and never have to worry about those again. XD Personally I just love the focus. Gas mileage can be better though. The ultra's are pretty good! Very noticeable difference in the color out put, but to me it seems like I lost a few lumens due to the blue tint. I'd rather to lose a few lumens to have a whiter light than to have the ugly yellow ones.

Complete, and full retrofit coming soon!
01-10-2013 11:51 PM
Sniper Focus
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Didn't know that it was accessible from above, I've always jacked it up or used ramps to get at that lower bolt! Once I'm under the car I can find it blindfolded though lol.
I just get on the ground and stick my arm up there lol. The first time I took the lights out I realized there must be a bolt down low, so I got down and started turning a bolt that matched the wrench, and it was the right one!
01-10-2013 10:10 PM
swansong
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I've taken out my headlights dozens of times. I never jacked up the car to get at the lower bolt, it's easy to feel around for.

There are worse cars to change a bulb in, on my buddy's Civic you have to drop the front bumper cover!
Didn't know that it was accessible from above, I've always jacked it up or used ramps to get at that lower bolt! Once I'm under the car I can find it blindfolded though lol.
01-10-2013 08:53 PM
BigMikeD215 someone on yahoo suggested a mirror to see the un seen.. genius idea. Im gonna attempt it again in the A.M.
01-10-2013 08:32 PM
BigMikeD215 pics would help.. i physically cant see the lever which sucks.. i can only see so far in and turn my body lol.. i know that once its shifted and pulled i can get the bulb out.

do i feel the left or the right for the lever....boy its awkward the first time.

Yea i know it could be worse. alot worse.. like i said a pita.
01-10-2013 04:22 PM
Sniper Focus I've taken out my headlights dozens of times. I never jacked up the car to get at the lower bolt, it's easy to feel around for.

There are worse cars to change a bulb in, on my buddy's Civic you have to drop the front bumper cover!
01-10-2013 03:28 PM
matmatician Yeah, I just did mine last night... No removal required :P oh well, now you know how to do that for the future! I did have to remove my Steeda intake though. Took all of another 5 minutes.
01-10-2013 01:44 PM
fresh1dougie
Slow down

First remove the circular black rubber cover on the back of the housing assy. Pinch the little release lever carefully on the wiring harness and pull back and lay aside for the moment. In this opening you will find a black plastic locking ring. Carefully twist it off. (visually note the orientation of the ring), next remove the bulb assy. Reverse these steps to install. A little dab of dielectric on the contacts may prevent future corrosion. These parts are brittle plastic so be patient as not to break anything, they break easily. The right headlight assy can be tricky, as the battery is located right behind the opening.But it can be done. Estimate 30 mins job time total for both. Good luck.
01-10-2013 12:00 AM
sleepyboy It makes it easier in the fact that you can see the weird clip thing that holds the bulb in lol
01-09-2013 11:50 PM
fhh02a paul is right

you dont have to remove the whole headlight housing but it makes it easier to replace the bulb. (to me)

you do have to remove the bolt by the wheel to get the thing out...sorry
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