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Rockauto: 08+ headlights *Opened for paint/halos*

A BIG thanks to Rob who came across an aftermarket set of headlights for the 08+ guys. if you guys dont know, the 08+ headlights are a PITA to open up. I ordered a set from them hoping it will be much easier to open. The aftermarket ones are sealed with a black rubbery substance which they used for the 05-07 Lights. Once heated they become stretchy and from there I began my work. Spent a total of 3 hours heating and prying these up and FINALLY, FINALLY I opened a set. Below are a few pictures of them. I tried to capture where the black sealant was so it'll be an easier time for others if they decide to tackle this.


As you can see there's a channel where the sealant was used to hold the lens and rubber together. I worked the 3/4 way around getting the sealant out with a flathead.(didnt do the side where it meets the amber reflector) After everything was out, placed it in the oven for 250 for 15-20 mins. Found a spot in which i could see the separation between the lens and rubber and pulled it off. I manage to get the back housing off but the front housing was stuck to the lens. They are held on by 4 tabs/clips with the black sealant all over it. Heat them up again to get em stretchy and remove them from the tabs. You will have 3 parts, back housing,front housing and the lens.

For those who wishes to paint their headlights or halos, definitely get an aftermarket set. I cant even describe how much easier these are than OEM. Spent 6 hours on my OEMs and they still wouldn't budge. Piece of cake for these considering




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Re: Rockauto: 08+ headlights *Opened for paint/halos*

davy i'm confused bro!!! i know you have an 09 but to me those look like 07 headlights??? am i missing something?!?!?!
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Re: Rockauto: 08+ headlights *Opened for paint/halos*

everything looks the same, but if you notice its not flat on the bottom of the middle piece...
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Re: Rockauto: 08+ headlights *Opened for paint/halos*

makes sense now after seeing jdubya's pic

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Yea, that's how yours will look too, but it has the rounded bottom, it's hard to describe, Davy, take a pic of the lens from the side Plz
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Re: Rockauto: 08+ headlights *Opened for paint/halos*

shit Irf, scared me for a second lol. Ill get a pic of the lens from the side
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Re: Rockauto: 08+ headlights *Opened for paint/halos*

he got one....i didnt see it haha....are you gonna plastidip them??? you dont have to prep haha...but im not sure what the temp rating is on it...
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jeez irf. you fly in and almost cause some ledge jumping
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Irf jumps then looks. LOL
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LOLOL and he HAS an 08.......so he should KNOW WTF they look like
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If only they were projectors....LOL
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