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DIY: Taking apart the headlight

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Old 07-28-2008, 03:32 AM
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very nice.....................
 
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Old 01-30-2011, 10:30 PM
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Painted Head light / fog light bezels

Thanks, Smeister for that DIY, after thinking about it for a few weeks. I went for it and they came out great! Also painted fog light bezels!! Your right it wasn't so bad, just a lot of patience and organization. thanks!!


 

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Old 05-04-2011, 11:09 AM
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Originally Posted by tblue32 View Post
Thanks, Smeister for that DIY, after thinking about it for a few weeks. I went for it and they came out great! Also painted fog light bezels!! Your right it wasn't so bad, just a lot of patience and organization. thanks!!


Good to hear man!
 
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Old 06-20-2011, 10:22 AM
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smiester - thanks man, i did this mod a few weeks ago and they came out perfect. you are a brave sole to try this, but thanks for blazing the way and setting this up for the rest of us!

 
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Old 06-20-2011, 10:53 AM
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smiester - thanks man, i did this mod a few weeks ago and they came out perfect. you are a brave sole to try this, but thanks for blazing the way and setting this up for the rest of us!

True! It's not that bad...just a pain initially but once you get started it gets easier.

Love the base Fit look...just like mine but I got color matched mudguards.
 
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Hello everyone! New guy here...

Awesome stuff! One quick question though: Smeister, how did you remove the bowls properly? I tried with a spare headlight and ended up damaging all the mounting points!!
Any tips?

Thank you!
 
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Old 08-27-2012, 11:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Orangetilt View Post
Hello everyone! New guy here...

Awesome stuff! One quick question though: Smeister, how did you remove the bowls properly? I tried with a spare headlight and ended up damaging all the mounting points!!
Any tips?

Thank you!
I don't remove them actually.
 
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Old 08-27-2012, 11:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Orangetilt View Post
Hello everyone! New guy here...

Awesome stuff! One quick question though: Smeister, how did you remove the bowls properly? I tried with a spare headlight and ended up damaging all the mounting points!!
Any tips?

Thank you!
As many Fit headlights as I've done, I either end up leaving the bowls in or breaking one of the tabs off and gluing it back on later.
 
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Old 08-27-2012, 03:59 PM
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As many Fit headlights as I've done, I either end up leaving the bowls in or breaking one of the tabs off and gluing it back on later.

So I guess i should NOT TRY TO REMOVE THE BOWLS! Right!?
:-)

When you say you break the tabs, these are those "columns" that support the bolts, right?!

If not breaking, what's the secret then? Drilling and then going around the bowl to access the washers and nuts?

As far as painting goes, I guess a bunch of masking tape will do the trick...
 
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Old 08-27-2012, 04:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Orangetilt View Post

So I guess i should NOT TRY TO REMOVE THE BOWLS! Right!?
:-)

When you say you break the tabs, these are those "columns" that support the bolts, right?!

If not breaking, what's the secret then? Drilling and then going around the bowl to access the washers and nuts?

As far as painting goes, I guess a bunch of masking tape will do the trick...
Yep, the columns. I usually snap the one that's best hidden on the GE lamps. I just don't even worry about it and shear it off instinctively.
 
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I just did this and it worked out great except I messed up by cleaning the plastic lens on the inside because I got my finger prints on it and I have swirl marks and its now cloudy instead of clear. Can someone help me out?
 
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Pictures don’t work anymore?!

Did you also remove the reflector bowl or no?
I tried doing that the other night and it just wouldn’t come off. The adjusting screw wouldn’t let go of it.
 
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