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MTLFanatic 07-25-2012 12:03 AM

How To : Remove Fog Bezels the Easy Way
 
Want to remove the Bezels out of your S, SE, or SEL so you can paint them like the Ti fog bezels? Well here your stop. You can thank me now, or later because this will save you TONS of time. I spent a good 2 hours before figuring this out.

Step 1 : Get a flathead screwdriver.

Step 2 : Pry the light out of the hole. Gently push the sides of the light, there are clips in 4 corners of the bezel. All you need to do take the screw driver and 1 by one pry the clips in each corner. The clips push inwards, don't worry they're not going to break. There is no need to remove the headlights, this is all do able without removing anything!

I will be posting pictures of my ride tomorrow with the new Plastidipped Bezels :P

http://i.imgur.com/xN6U5.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/xnS0R.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/qhNcf.jpg

MelloYelloTi 07-25-2012 12:17 AM

Thanks for that FYI tidbit.. [thumb]

[loveff]

MTLFanatic 07-25-2012 12:41 AM

No problem I was about to remove the mudguard which has 13 screws then I figured this out!

__SLEEPER__ 07-25-2012 06:31 AM

Thank you very much sir!

Duffman355 07-25-2012 01:01 PM

Guys, take the two bolts off holding the headlamp in place and take a credit card and pry the top tab off the fog bezel. even easier. i did it.

feta_mgp 07-25-2012 01:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Duffman355 (Post 4275895)
Guys, take the two bolts off holding the headlamp in place and take a credit card and pry the top tab off the fog bezel. even easier. i did it.

pics or it didn't happen. I'd rather not have to take my headlights out.

NickCornell 07-25-2012 01:16 PM

"pry the light out of the hole..." can I get a little more info?

BetaDnB 07-25-2012 01:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Duffman355 (Post 4275895)
Guys, take the two bolts off holding the headlamp in place and take a credit card and pry the top tab off the fog bezel. even easier. i did it.

So it can be done!? I was trying this method from the outside.

Quote:

Originally Posted by feta_mgp (Post 4275904)
pics or it didn't happen. I'd rather not have to take my headlights out.

C'mon man! It's only 2 screws each.

Power Surge 07-25-2012 01:30 PM

Here's the problem with PRYING the bezels out from the front....

What holds them in is thin little U tabs formed into the bumper cover that snap into those slots in the bezel. If you don't release the tabs the correct way, you just rip the U in half by pulling them out through the front. Then you run the risk of them not snapping back into place correctly, because the tabs are broken.

Nutty 5.0 07-25-2012 01:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Power Surge (Post 4275934)
Here's the problem with PRYING the bezels out from the front....

What holds them in is thin little U tabs formed into the bumper cover that snap into those slots in the bezel. If you don't release the tabs the correct way, you just rip the U in half by pulling them out through the front. Then you run the risk of them not snapping back into place correctly, because the tabs are broken.

Yes, I'm with Power surge all the way. Your way is easier but a screwdriver? [smackbum] There's a right way, a wrong way, and a large grey area in between.

At least use a plastic pry tool!


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