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DAVY27 12-07-2010 01:48 PM

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 :D:D:D


http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/n...GoLd/030-4.jpg
http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/n...GoLd/020-7.jpg
http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/n...GoLd/022-5.jpghttp://i301.photobucket.com/albums/n...GoLd/029-5.jpghttp://i301.photobucket.com/albums/n...GoLd/026-5.jpghttp://i301.photobucket.com/albums/n...GoLd/031-6.jpg

B.P.O.D 12-07-2010 03:22 PM

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?!?!?!

GR33N D3M0N 12-07-2010 03:28 PM

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...

B.P.O.D 12-07-2010 03:52 PM

Re: Rockauto: 08+ headlights *Opened for paint/halos*
 
makes sense now after seeing jdubya's pic

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...ker/HIDs-2.jpg

GR33N D3M0N 12-07-2010 03:58 PM

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

DAVY27 12-07-2010 08:57 PM

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

GR33N D3M0N 12-07-2010 09:01 PM

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...

robpp 12-07-2010 09:02 PM

Re: Rockauto: 08+ headlights *Opened for paint/halos*
 
jeez irf. you fly in and almost cause some ledge jumping :lol:

GR33N D3M0N 12-07-2010 09:08 PM

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

Originally Posted by robpp (Post 313571)
jeez irf. you fly in and almost cause some ledge jumping :lol:

these damn foreigners :rolleyes: haha

Robert Palmer 12-07-2010 09:29 PM

Re: Rockauto: 08+ headlights *Opened for paint/halos*
 
Irf jumps then looks. LOL

robpp 12-07-2010 10:57 PM

Re: Rockauto: 08+ headlights *Opened for paint/halos*
 
LOLOL and he HAS an 08.......so he should KNOW WTF they look like :lol:

White Chocolate 12-07-2010 11:17 PM

Re: Rockauto: 08+ headlights *Opened for paint/halos*
 
If only they were projectors....LOL


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