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Re: How to open up OEM HID headlight housings to paint the bezels

450* is way too hot......for the OEM HID Jeep housings at least. The plastic housing will get too soft to work with without much damage.


Once you get some practice the OEM HIDs aren't bad to open......but then again we have probably done over a dozen sets that are sealed with that hard sealant by now.
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Re: How to open up OEM HID headlight housings to paint the bezels

So is 3M Windo-Weld still the best think to use or is there something better?

Just taking notes.
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Re: How to open up OEM HID headlight housings to paint the bezels

i used the 3M windo-weld and its holding up great.
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Re: How to open up OEM HID headlight housings to paint the bezels

Thanks.

Did you have to use a drimmel tool to get off all the old glue?
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Re: How to open up OEM HID headlight housings to paint the bezels

i used a chisel and a flathead. also heat them up often get the glue to soften and start prying away. It's a breeze compared to opening them up
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Re: How to open up OEM HID headlight housings to paint the bezels

Thank all you guys for all your help. I will probably do a step by step write up on how to retrofit Mini Morimotos in the 05-07 assemblies.
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Re: How to open up OEM HID headlight housings to paint the bezels

^^^

step 1: insert projector
step 2: tighten lock nut
step 3: enjoy?

lol. theyre super easy. unfortunately with this type of work its all about the feel and timing of things. no video can make a novice able to open them up. cracked a few sets in the past couple of years but also a few sets that came out flawlessly...

ive found recently that the new tyc jeep lights use something ive never seen before...not window weld, not butyl of any kind as far as i know nor is it the permaseal. came out leaving absolutely zero sealant in the channels of the housing. opened first try with 10 minutes.
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Re: How to open up OEM HID headlight housings to paint the bezels

I hope these aftermarket OEM spec'd headlight are easy to open. And if they are that simple to install, then maybe I won't write it up. Ira just that I haven't found very informative pictures of Mini's installed so that I know what I'm getting into.

I like to know what in getting into before I try it.
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Re: How to open up OEM HID headlight housings to paint the bezels

yea pretty much that easy. if you can open the lights you can do the retro blindfolded. put the rubber washer on the projector, slide the projector through the reflector, tighten lock nut, screw in bulb holder, insert bulb and retaining clip...done!

this is when i had mine open with the quad minis


not much to it.

selling those headlights for new ones and getting much better projectors installed though hah.
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Re: How to open up OEM HID headlight housings to paint the bezels

Thanks for pumping me up. Lol.

I still can picture what the back is suppose to look like with the Mini's. I've seen pictures with scews from the projector drill the the plastic on the back of the housing and I've seen some glued.

I guess I want see what the deal is until I have everything in front of me.

Ordering headlights tomorrow. I would order the Mini's but I'm going to need extra money when I go out of town this weekend.
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No screws or glue unless you are recessing the projector back into the housing.
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Re: How to open up OEM HID headlight housings to paint the bezels

Thanks guys. I just ordered headlights minutes ago for $117.&somechange.
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