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Old 07-15-2006, 04:14 PM   #141
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Ok, need some advice from anyone who has done the headlight mod. I'm about to pop my headlight into the oven but what about the wiring harness that connects to the main headlight bulb? Just leave that in there (since I don't see a way to take it out) and it should be ok up to 300 degrees? I'm assuming it will be since I haven't seen anyone say anything else about it. Still nervous popping my whole headlight into the oven, wish me luck!
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Old 07-15-2006, 05:23 PM   #142
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Old 07-17-2006, 11:52 AM   #143
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I have taken the lights apart (but not painted yet) and I just took the bulbs out. No problems with the wires at all.
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Old 07-17-2006, 10:24 PM   #144
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the wires will be ok in there. here's a pic of the effect the heat had on my clear plastic. Not too terrible, looks a little funny, but the light still shines forward normally. When the headlight is off it's not nearly as noticable, only shows up when light or sunshine hits it a certain way.








If you look really closely at the third pic, you can see the effect is a little worse on the passenger side. That's the light I did first and heat-cycled so many times. Heating fewer times at 300* helped reduce that, since the driver's side isn't as bad.
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Old 07-17-2006, 10:38 PM   #145
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i did my several months ago just thought i would post them up for your eye's pleasure! :-D



sorry for the bad glare on the last pic. its my wonderful high quality camera phone!
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Wow, both look great. I'm still in the process of trying to pry my first light apart, ugh! It'll be worth it in the end though.
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Old 07-18-2006, 04:57 PM   #148
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hahahh, but its worth it. Took me 7 hrs if I remember correctly, but well worth it and no leaks after all.
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Still trying, this is a pain in the ass. Going to try it today once the fiance goes to work, 300 for 20 mins should do it hopefully, I had been doing 250 for 10 minutes and I achieved the effect of kinda seperating the sealant from the lens but no seperation of the lens itself, I was able to rip off some of the sealant though, keep trying.
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Whew ... finally got the SOB off. Not too hard today, 1 cycle of 300 at 15 mins, pryed the bottom and the rest of the cover came off. Now its all sanded, taped off, and ready to go to paint next.

Next question though, I was able to remove most of the stubborn old black seal from around the clear cover, is it absolutely necessary I remove all of the old seal before I silicone it back together?
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