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Old 03-27-2013, 11:59 PM   #1
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Issue Mounting Mach Headlights

Posted this in my build thread but got no answer so i figured i would try here

Went to install machs and there seems to be an issue with that black tube on the passenger side getting in the way of the ballast any ideas how to fix that?
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:16 AM   #2
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I just put mine in, and had no problem with that. does the tube move out of the way at all? probably a stupid question on my part. i'm sure it would atleast move enough to be out of the way, because the Mach's should have a relatively similar "footprint" to the stock halogens.
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Doesn't have much wiggle room honestly.The stock headlights always mounted fine but like i said the ballast and tube don't want to work together lol. I think i will try removing the fender so i can get a better view and try to get pics tomorrow
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Mine has to go in just right before it fits. Does the pipe have just enough wiggle room to fit in the little cutout in the frame about an inch forward of it? I'm assuming that's where it's supposed to be and should give you enough room for the headlight.
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Those lines should fit in thoss notches.
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the rubber portion on that line you're speaking of looks "kinked" to me....as if that tube needs to be bent backwards a bit top relieve the kink in the rubber tube portion, and coincidentally possibly clear the ballast
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Old 03-28-2013, 02:07 PM   #7
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Ok great,will try to get it in the notches and fix the kink,just wanted to double check before doing something wrong
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well the tubing wouldn't fit in the notches,the wiring in the loom below it interferes. i had to push the hose back a bit to fit in the mach not perfect but it will have to do
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Grab the loom and pull it out from underneath if it's still a problem. It's supposed to be above the hoses by the looks of it.
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