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removing headlight lens?

Can I do that by removing those clips that are on it? I think its about 4 o them right? Thing is, when I got the car.. it came with the bumper being molded on to the fender, shaved, one piece you know? So, itll cost more to fix that and make it OEM and I want new headlights too. so too much money, and it looks good how it is anyways, so I wanted to clean the inside of the headlight, because the mirror coated part is peeling off and thought probably it could be fix to sand it and all and re paint it with mirror coat. beause since Im not able to remove the bumper to remove the entire headlight and buy jdm one piece i guess my only choice without spending money is removing the lens. hope someone gets what i am asking and what i tried to explain. and that someone helps :) thank you


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Re: removing headlight lens?

the only way i think that this could be done is if you use a heat gun to go around the glued edges of the headlight. But then you would run into the problem of getting to the underside of the headlights. Might be doable but the PITA factor would probably outweigh actually doing this.
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Re: removing headlight lens?

but it just has clips, seems easy as it looks? its my daily drive, i work at night so i cant leave it as is for the next day. the clips are right there so and i see the underneath clips too, is that all to it?/? and maybe put thin layer of silicon or something after when im done??
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Re: removing headlight lens?

the clips do hold the lense in but it is glued all the way around to keep moisture out....so the first step is to heat it then get the clips out....
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Re: removing headlight lens?

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the clips do hold the lense in but it is glued all the way around to keep moisture out....so the first step is to heat it then get the clips out....
THIS!! The lenses are glued to the assembly all the way around, and the only way to unglue it is to heat it up, via heat gun, oven, etc....

And since your front end is molded... you can forget about completely removing the headlights altogether. And getting a heat gun in under the headlights thru the bumper.... good luck is all I gotta say.

Sounds like your pretty much screwed.
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Re: removing headlight lens?

yea i get it now. But damn, putting it back to OEM bumper and fender will cost a lot. I wish i could change the headlights. If anyone knows, even though you have to remove the bumper to remove the headlight, will at the time of a swap, is it possible to access the headlight assembly since theres room in the engine bay and comfortable area i guess? Other than that, if i really want new headlights is sell this and try I again with a new car :)

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yea i get it now. But damn, putting it back to OEM bumper and fender will cost a lot. I wish i could change the headlights. If anyone knows, even though you have to remove the bumper to remove the headlight, will at the time of a swap, is it possible to access the headlight assembly since theres room in the engine bay and comfortable area i guess? Other than that, if i really want new headlights is sell this and try I again with a new car :)

and where can I get that kind of signature? With the avatar of the car like the subura :)


Nope, pulling the engine won't help, since the headlights come out towards the FRONT of the car.

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Re: removing headlight lens?

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Can I do that by removing those clips that are on it? I think its about 4 o them right? Thing is, when I got the car.. it came with the bumper being molded on to the fender, shaved, one piece you know? So, itll cost more to fix that and make it OEM and I want new headlights too. so too much money, and it looks good how it is anyways, so I wanted to clean the inside of the headlight, because the mirror coated part is peeling off and thought probably it could be fix to sand it and all and re paint it with mirror coat. beause since Im not able to remove the bumper to remove the entire headlight and buy jdm one piece i guess my only choice without spending money is removing the lens. hope someone gets what i am asking and what i tried to explain. and that someone helps :) thank you


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I don't know if this will be possible but you could remove the lamps and then fit in your sander and painter from there. Though it will be a major PITA even it it's possible
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