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Old 04-29-2014, 12:35 AM   #1
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How in the [:)][:)][:)][:)][:)][:)][:)][:)][:)][:)][:)][:)]** do I get this thing out?!

I have tried and tried and tried, and tonight I just went "hulk" on it, and now it's kind of drooping from the headliner. WHAT IS THE SECRET?! I just want to punch it into pieces!






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Old 04-29-2014, 05:20 AM   #2
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You're trying to take the whole thing out?
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Yep. I had a plan to gut the light section and put a square led panel in its place.
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Old 04-29-2014, 08:43 AM   #4
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There you go:



LoL :)


This is how it goes out on "Euro" focus, Maybe it helps? There are screws under the seethrough plastic in order to get the whole thing out:



So, maybe try with this "seethrough" plastic part that goes around the light - maybe this should go first?!
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I was able to get the plastic thing out easily with some gentle prying. When trying to pull the assembly I bent the metal reflector for the bulb some and was unable to pull it out of the headliner. Now it's really loose and is slightly hanging out from its place
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Old 04-29-2014, 05:51 PM   #6
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i think i broke my rear dome light it falls and hangs some times
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As soon as the rain lightens up some, I'm gonna go back and literally rip it out.
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Got it out! There's actually a metal frame that sits in the hole in the headliner for the light. The assembly was drooping because I bent the frame. So I bent it back in place when I had it out. Now I just need to do some measuring to see if a 3x3 LED panel will fit in there without the reflector in place. It's 1.5 inches by 1.5 inches. Hoping to not have to do any cutting...
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I was having the same p roblem with mine! getting it back in I didn't install led's this time just g ot regular bulbs.
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Got it out! There's actually a metal frame that sits in the hole in the headliner for the light. The assembly was drooping because I bent the frame. So I bent it back in place when I had it out. Now I just need to do some measuring to see if a 3x3 LED panel will fit in there without the reflector in place. It's 1.5 inches by 1.5 inches. Hoping to not have to do any cutting...

I would've just suggested some wedge-style LEDs as a direct replacement. That's what I did and they don't look half bad, IMHO.
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