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Old 11-13-2012, 02:17 AM   #21
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Nice write up!
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:57 AM   #22
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all those pictures look great! has anybody thought about using film as an alternative?
Because of the lines on the taillights the film is difficult, even the pre-cut. Seems I remember a thread on here somewhere about that...

Now, if you're only tinting a section of the light, say the reverse light portion, then, yes, feasible.
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:42 PM   #23
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I can't seem to get my rear reflectors out. Do the screws just pull out? I feel if I pull too hard they'll break.
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:48 PM   #24
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I can't seem to get my rear reflectors out. Do the screws just pull out? I feel if I pull too hard they'll break.
The two lower rear reflectors?

You have to go underneath the rear bumper. and squeeze the two clips that hold the reflectors in place. You do not need to lift the car, there is enough clearance to just stick your head underneath. There is a picture above showing what they look like (their red)
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Very nice! I will do this...
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The two lower rear reflectors?

You have to go underneath the rear bumper. and squeeze the two clips that hold the reflectors in place. You do not need to lift the car, there is enough clearance to just stick your head underneath. There is a picture above showing what they look like (their red)
Do you just squeeze the clips and pull straight out? Mine are being very stubborn.
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I just tinted my tails and the experience of taking them off the sedan was a pain. My brother and I being in for the holidays at my parents got bored. Figured I would share some pics. Please excuse the mess of my parents barn.

Have to first remove the little plastic door inside the trunk. Has 3 hook tabs...you can feel one with your finger to unhook it and then give a firm pull.(Ignore my patch storage closet...trunk)


Once you remove the little door there are 2 plastic wingnuts and a clip that holds the light in place. Don't drop those =)


Once those are removed pull firmly on the light.


We took the lights out of the housing...not sure this was the best idea but if not I am sure someone will chime in.


Pulled the lid down to take a pic and was like "doh I forgot these".


This meant we had to remove the trunk liner which had 9 plastic screws.


But once you remove the screws you have to remove the clips that the screws were in. These guys.


Then had to thread the trunk release through.


Then removed the liner.


The light was secured to the trunk lid with 1 plastic wingnut and 2 clips. The plastic wingnut can be seen near the bottom left of the pic...it is black and near the end of the wire.


Pull firmly out, you will hear the clips pop out but they should be fine.


If you take the light out of the housing instead of simply unplugging it then make sure you don't lose the little blue o-ring...same goes for the larger light sections except the o-rings are black.


Then I tapped them off in order to paint them.


Overall I learned a lot but I did a really poor job painting the tails. Since I didn't do the job right the first time now I have to do it all over again. I think we had ambient temp probs since the outside temp was like 38 degrees Fahrenheit. We used VHT Nite-Shades and it went on pretty bad. Next time I will do it when it is warmer or use my garage while running the heat in there.I wanted them to be similar to Misfire's but I did a poor job and to top it off I went too dark.

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Very nice write up. Looks good.
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Great write up. Thanks!
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Thanks for all the lessons learned, write-ups and pics. No need to look for the "euro lights" when the factory ones can be darkened and look custom. Save the money for performance parts.
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