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Old 01-12-2014, 02:38 PM
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I'm having a lot of trouble getting the headlights apart.. Started off at 170 for 60 minutes (5 minute increments per the guide) with no results. Bumped it up to 200 degrees for another 60 minutes (also at 5 minute increments).

Does anyone have any suggestions? I didnt imagine getting them apart would be this frustrating.. haha.

Also, I'm using a brand new pair of OEM replacement headlights that I ordered from Rock Auto a couple of weeks ago. I don't know if this will make a difference as opposed to me using the stock housings from 04.

Just gotta keep at it. I spent probably 3 hours on a set from ford.
they have not seen sun light uv rays so will take time.

Suggest put in for 10 minute intervals to help some more. Use a flat blade screw driver and try to get some to separate and continue to heat.
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Old 01-12-2014, 03:21 PM
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Just gotta keep at it. I spent probably 3 hours on a set from ford. they have not seen sun light uv rays so will take time. Suggest put in for 10 minute intervals to help some more. Use a flat blade screw driver and try to get some to separate and continue to heat.
Thanks Myke. It looks like I'm going to have to wait until I get another Sunday off from work. Itching to finally get the lights open and do my retrofit.
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Old 01-12-2014, 03:27 PM
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can any body tell me where i can get just the lenses? the used ones i bought are beyond repair...
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Old 01-12-2014, 04:51 PM
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Thanks Myke. It looks like I'm going to have totect t until I get another Sunday off from work. Itching to finally get the lights open and do my retrofit.
If it is sunny out during the week I suggest setting them out side in direct sunlight.

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can any body tell me where i can get just the lenses? the used ones i bought are beyond repair...
Never seen just buying the lens anywhere online.
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Old 01-12-2014, 05:31 PM
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Never seen just buying the lens anywhere online.
gaaahhhhh,
might have to look for a nice junk yard set, or buy cheap assemblies of amazon or something
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Old 03-25-2014, 01:49 AM
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Any problems of paint chipping or moisture in the housing? Im thinking of buying the same black housings for $100 but if this mod is good and worth it ill do the cheaper route
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Old 03-25-2014, 04:45 AM
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Any problems of paint chipping or moisture in the housing? Im thinking of buying the same black housings for $100 but if this mod is good and worth it ill do the cheaper route
i had paint chipping wen masking the headlight dishes and hav no idea how im gunna so this mod :/
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Old 03-25-2014, 06:00 AM
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Any problems of paint chipping or moisture in the housing? Im thinking of buying the same black housings for $100 but if this mod is good and worth it ill do the cheaper route
I've had mine done for 2 or 3 months and no paint chipping or moisture in the lights. It's hard for any paint to chip because it's enclosed. And as far as moisture there is a vent in the light.
Hasn't been an issue for me or my buddie that has done it
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Old 03-25-2014, 05:32 PM
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Any problems of paint chipping or moisture in the housing? Im thinking of buying the same black housings for $100 but if this mod is good and worth it ill do the cheaper route
Recommend tub and tile clear sealant and really put a lot on there. I have not had any chips or moisture and I have had mine for a long time.
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Old 03-26-2014, 02:47 AM
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I've had mine done for 2 or 3 months and no paint chipping or moisture in the lights. It's hard for any paint to chip because it's enclosed. And as far as moisture there is a vent in the light.
Hasn't been an issue for me or my buddie that has done it
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Recommend tub and tile clear sealant and really put a lot on there. I have not had any chips or moisture and I have had mine for a long time.
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i had paint chipping wen masking the headlight dishes and hav no idea how im gunna so this mod :/
Thanks alot guys! Im glad to find an easy cheap way to do this, save a bit for other mods
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Old 03-26-2014, 05:00 AM
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I have a set forsale check out my thread.
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Old 05-16-2014, 08:34 AM
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Hi been a member a bit never posted. Bought an 02 edge in December. Thinking of color matching the head and corners hope it look good. I seen the one small piece in the color match headlight mod thread and looks pretty decent. I just dont think the black would look that good with my bright red truck IMO. but stl truck looks good.

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Old 11-10-2014, 08:03 AM
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Hope to get this done before I do the 01-03 swap! Thanks for the info!
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Old 02-25-2015, 04:03 PM
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Working on this right now! I started on the one aftermarket light on my truck and its taking forever.
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Old 09-02-2015, 01:11 PM
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My only suggestion I've done this mod and when you cover the light to paint it I found it easy to lay the tape over instead of tryin to get the tape down into the light I'll attach a picture of mine to show what I'm talking about
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