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Old 05-14-2006, 02:32 PM   #121
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Why is there such a problem with the headlights? They are pretty easy to get out.
I agree

It was time consuming but still very easy.
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Old 05-14-2006, 03:18 PM   #122
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If you follow HeelToe's right up step for step you will have NO problems.
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Old 05-20-2006, 09:25 AM   #123
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i might be on to something here-why not use a pair of clear side markers as a test.thay are sealed the same way the front lamps are and if you mess up on these its only a few bucks to replace-i read and read all of the info on here-while very informative i still was a bit unsure-so i took out my side markers heated up the edges with a heat gun and just used a screw driver to pry the seals apart-this worked great so i traied the same with the lamps and ill be damn if it didnt work as well-just heet up the seal REALLY GOOD and start at the lower corner-let me know what u guys think
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Old 05-20-2006, 10:25 AM   #124
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DONT USE A HEAT GUN on your headlights. From experiance i recommend that you do not use a heat gun because it only heats small patches of plastic and sealent and you end up really messing up the plastic. Its much better if you use the oven to Heat EVERYTHING.

Daddio69 your heat gun may have worked on the small little corner marker.. but it doesnt work very well for the head light. I got my first headlight apart that way and it looked like shit. The second head light i put in the oven and it was 100 times easier and looked a piss load better.

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Old 05-21-2006, 04:39 PM   #125
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hey man,,if i can figure out how to show pics i will,,i completed this addition to my headlights...they look awsome...took me like 7 and a half hrs of work to get them done..hard work..but they look awsome..i wanted to do it for awhile but just did not want to take the time to do it...but i was bored and they just looked so plain...now there hot,,painted to match color of my car...looks like there tinted now..but let me tell everyone,,u really dont understand how much work this is till u do it,,the only real hard part was getting the lens off the houseing...and then once u do,,u got to get all the sealer off the lens and then off the houseing,,but its a good upgrade to do...thanks man for making me get off my butt and do it...lol,,bought lowering springs,,waiting till next weekend to install them...check me out later.....http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm...endid=76552375
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Old 06-15-2006, 09:46 PM   #126
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Im wondering if anyone knows if De-solv-it would work at all in taking the clear plastic piece off. Maybe someone whos done it could post whether its glued, or heat sealed in place? I just noticed that a guy who disassembled his cluster used it.

http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...threadid=81323

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Old 06-17-2006, 03:53 PM   #127
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Ok. I finally did it. I just got done painting my headlights. I was sitting on this idea for about three months now, and today I figured, since I had nothing to do, I would give it a shot. Ok everything was very easy, untill I got to removing the clear plastic from the housing. That silicone they put on these headlights is very hard to remove. I found a pretty good method that worked for me. I did the first one in an hour and a half, and the second one I did in 35 minutes after finding out my method. Also removing the silicone from the pieces after they are apart is also very time consuming. So after 6 and a half hours i'm done and I'm waiting for the silicone to cure. Will post pics later after the lights are back on my car
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Old 06-19-2006, 01:14 AM   #128
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What method did you come up with for removing the clear plastic?
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Old 06-19-2006, 06:38 PM   #129
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I first was trying to take all the silicone off the lens and housing, but I figured out that you have to stick the screwdriver in between the clear plastic and the black housing and pry it apart. I only had to heat the headlamp up twice to remove the plastic. The first headlamp I heated up about 5 times.
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Old 06-19-2006, 06:39 PM   #130
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Seems like the obvious thing to do, but I was afraid at first to do it. But it was taking so long I figured what the hell.
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