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Thought I would put document my adventure in blacking out the headlight housing. It requires heating the headlight in the oven and you run the risk of cracking the lens. This was put together to show the process I went through and do no take responsibility if you damage your headlight doing this.

Start off by removing the bumper...

Tools to remove the clips


Remove upper cover



Turn wheels to right and remove 3 clips on left wheel well liner


Pull front of fender out some to remove 10mm bolt


Long extension helps


Turn wheels to left and remove 3 clips and 10mm bolt


Protect the paint and headlights



Remove 6 clips from under the bumper


Remove 2 10mm bolts in center and 2 clips at edge


Pull front bumper foward to expose the headlight washer hose on left and right


Remove white clip so the hose can pull off

 

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Discussion Starter #2 (Edited)
Tape the hoses up out of the way. They will leak if left on ground.


Pull ends of bumper out on left and right side


Pull the bumper out to release it. Make sure you have something on the ground to protect the bumper. Once the bumper is on the ground, remove the running light connectors left


And right


Remove the hose from the clips on bottom of bumper


Bumper is off now!
 

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Discussion Starter #3 (Edited)
Remove the 2 10 mm bolts on side of headlight


Remove on 10mm nut on bottom


Remove plug on bottom of headlight


Headlight is out!
 

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Discussion Starter #4 (Edited)
Remove 3 7mm bolts holding the bracket on


Remove all the t15 torx screws around the headlight

Now the fun part...baking the headlight. Heat oven to 215 and once to temp, put light in for 10 minutes. Might have to put it back in for another 5 or so if the glue does not soften enough.


Use gloves to remove the light and start working the corners up. You might have to put the light in for another 5 minutes


Seperate the lens and remove 2 electrical connectors


Remove the T15 torx on back of chrome housing to seperate housing from lens
 

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Awesome write up. I can't wait to see it finished.
 

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Excellent post, The detailed instructions with the picture are priceless. Final results look awesome.
 

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Dude, Well done & awesome documentation!!!!

Thank you!!!

Let's see before & afters of the front end.
 

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Man this is great. I might actually try it now. Cts-v light blackout for dummies!!! Lol
 

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How do you all like the Di-Noc Carbon Fiber covering the amber lens? Out of all of this, I cracked the amber lens cleaning it so tinting it was out of the question since you would see the crack.
 

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I have also cracked open sensitive headlights using another method too. Turn oven to 300 and than turn it off. Place your headlights on a peice of cardboard that was sprayed down/soaked in water. Leave in oven for 10 minutes and pull out. The moisture helps from causing spider cracks on the lense....but if this works that's great
 

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Wow too hard for me, congrats looks good.
 

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Discussion Starter #19 (Edited)
Here are a few more pics of the process of putting back together

Heat up the remaining headlight glue with a heat gun


Use needle nose pliers to pull off all the glue


Put lens assembly together


I didnt get a pic of the glue, but used DAP black silicone. Apply in the channed evenly and install the lens assembly and screw down.
 
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