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      07-26-2012, 10:06 AM   #1
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Headlight Work Completed!!!

Ive been contemplating whether to open my headlights and black them out and paint it. but been to scared. Now that I work in the city and my is just sitting collecting dust, I thought this would be the perfect time to do my headlights.

The pics below are what I am up to now. Today i should paint them and everything should be together by saturday. This is going to be a slow process as I am opening them up after work.

P.S.- It takes about 4-5 hours to just open up one headlight. You need a lot of patience.




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HEY DUDE

Really excited to see the end result.
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      07-26-2012, 10:18 AM   #3
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I am excited to see the results and the step by step process. I have been scared to try this myself.
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looks great! i hope that amber is not making its way back in to that headlight!
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Ive been contemplating whether to open my headlights and black them out and paint it. but been to scared. Now that I work in the city and my is just sitting collecting dust, I thought this would be the perfect time to do my headlights.

The pics below are what I am up to now. Today i should paint them and everything should be together by saturday. This is going to be a slow process as I am opening them up after work.

P.S.- It takes about 4-5 hours to just open up one headlight. You need a lot of patience.

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would you start doing cars for money

or a good DIY dying to get rid of those amber corners
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Man I would shit my pants just trying to open one
Hope it turns out nice
I really want to do this to mine but have someone else do it. But at the same time im afraid of having water and condensation afterwards.
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Looks great OP! Slightly off topic, but does anyone know if anyone has tried opening up the headlight and retrofitting the LCI LED angels eyes into a pre-LCI headlight?
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looks great! i hope that amber is not making its way back in to that headlight!
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I have one set halfway done. The issue with the LED's is that there isnt really a good mounting solution, so theyll have to be mounted directly to each lens instead of "floating".

Good job so far Joey!
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Damn 4-5 hours to open one? Use an oscillating tool. You'll have it open in 20 min. or less for both headlights.
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HEY DUDE

Really excited to see the end result.
Thanks Shim! If you like how my headlights come out, yours could be next!!
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looks great! i hope that amber is not making its way back in to that headlight!
No way man!! I hate that amber!
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would you start doing cars for money

or a good DIY dying to get rid of those amber corners
I am contemplating on doing these for money because of the time. If I did have enough time I would.
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Man I would shit my pants just trying to open one
Hope it turns out nice
I really want to do this to mine but have someone else do it. But at the same time im afraid of having water and condensation afterwards.
When i finish mine let me know if you want it done and we can talk man!
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Looks great OP! Slightly off topic, but does anyone know if anyone has tried opening up the headlight and retrofitting the LCI LED angels eyes into a pre-LCI headlight?
Why would you want to do that? Theyre the same rings just different LED bulbs in my opinion
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I have one set halfway done. The issue with the LED's is that there isnt really a good mounting solution, so theyll have to be mounted directly to each lens instead of "floating".

Good job so far Joey!
Thanks Tom! BTW thank you for the help bro, i really appreciate it!!
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I have one set halfway done. The issue with the LED's is that there isnt really a good mounting solution, so theyll have to be mounted directly to each lens instead of "floating".

Good job so far Joey!
Yeah man because I did not want to cut the lens as you did. When i reseal it, I would like for it to look as stock as possible. and i did use an oscillating tool
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Damn 4-5 hours to open one? Use an oscillating tool. You'll have it open in 20 min. or less for both headlights.
This. Opened mine in about 30 min. I dont see why anyone would be scared. Its easy. Anyway. Nice job OP. It will look much better.
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This. Opened mine in about 30 min. I dont see why anyone would be scared. Its easy. Anyway. Nice job OP. It will look much better.
Did you cut the lens off?
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Nope. Probably did the same as you. cut the top part of the housing to access the glue..the pried between the lens and housing. when all back together looks stock. Have never had a leak and I did this last summer. did your second headlight go faster now that you know what youre doing?
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Thanks Shim! If you like how my headlights come out, yours could be next!!
Haha fuck yeah! I'd definitely be interested. Hit me up soon, I haven't seen you in a while, and I gotta see these in person. Lmk if you end up needing a hand or something.
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I cut the whole lens off.

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