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Old 01-06-2010, 06:19 AM
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How to clean your headlight housings. 5g.

I was looking around and could not find a thread on how to do this, so i thought i would make one on it.

I am not responsable for anything that goes wrong while doing this. (insurance)

What you need:
3M™ Auto Glass Urethane Windshield Adhesive WARNING DO NOT LET THIS TOUCH YOUR SKIN, OR ATTIRE. IT WILL NOT COME OFF!
Ratchet set.
Screw driver (flat head, and philips)
Razor blade
36 hour car down time
Polish of your choice. (I used turtle wax polish)

How to do it:
Forgive me for I did not take pictures when I was doing this.
1. Start by jacking up the car and setting it on something solid so you can remove the Jack.

1 1/2. Optional step. Remove blinkers on front bumper using philips head screw driver.

2. Remove the front bumper, if you have a stock bumper you have 1 bolt on both fenders. 6 under on the mud flap, and clips.

3. Remove all screws and give a nice tug on the bumper to pop the clips (Carefull not to snap them.)

4. Now remove your battery and intake as it makes removing the passenger side light 100x easier.

5. Remove the light bulbs as well from the headlight housing and be carefull not to leave finger prints on the bulbs as it can shorten the bulb life span.

6. Now when looking at your headlights, you will se 2 bolts holding them in place under the light. Remove both bolts.
With a little work, the housings should come out with ease.

7. Now using your flat head screw driver slowly trace around the edge of the lense and solid plastic breaking the glue, and seperating the clips.

8. Using your razor blade, cut the glue once you have seperated it enough to get the razor blade in.
once done your lense should be seperated from the housing.

9. Inside the lense you will see a silver plastic insert held by 2 philips head screws, remove it.
Now have fun polishing.

10. Once polished to your desire, make sure they are clear again, if not, then you need to wet sand them, and re-polish.
Re-install the silver insert.

11.once cleaned to satisfaction and silver insert is in, using your 3M™ Auto Glass Urethane Windshield Adhesive apply a layer of glue (dont be shy this is what prevents water from getting in your housing) apply to lense and stick it to the housing.

12. Once done add a layer around the crease between the lense and housing to ensure no leaks will come about.

13. Let sit and allow to dry. glue is fully dry when it is dry to the touch.
Once dry to the touch install the headlights by fitting them back into there position, remember to put the 2 bolts back on. and remember to align the bumper correctly and add the 2 bolts on the fender wells. and your mudflap bolts.

14. Install your headlight bulbs into lights. put your battery in, and intake back on, and you are goood to go!


Alot of people use the oven to melt the glue, I use a razor blade and re-glue it so the seal is new and thicker!

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Re: How to clean your headlight housings. 5g.

Im sorry its 4:20 am and i was not paying attention to where i posted this =/
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Re: How to clean your headlight housings. 5g.

There are plenty of threads, but this is a good guide. 1 suggestions though. Number or otherwise space out the steps involved...waaay too jumbled.

Also: when doing this would be an awesome time to do the black-housing mod...
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Re: How to clean your headlight housings. 5g.

Thanks, first time I have ever written something like this, I will edit it.



Its also a good time to change your bulbs, As well as clean your intake filter.

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Re: How to clean your headlight housings. 5g.

nice wright up dude.
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thanks man
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Re: How to clean your headlight housings. 5g.

Any pics???
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