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look in workshop i posted a "how 2" on this very thing

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thanks......should have come over and said hello......i could have told you then how to do the lights

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front lights dismantleing

1. removal of light,undo the 2 screws on the top,there is also 2 screws behind the indicator 10mm,you can acces these through the arch liner,the left side is harder cos of the washer bottle(deep 10mm)

2. dont forget to disconnect the cables........1 main,1 side,1 indicator and high beam,they are a press release(press at the tail of the plug)

3. when you come to remove the light,there is a plastic clip at the bottom,use a flat point to push the prongs down,and be a little brutal pulling it out!!!!!!

4. ok,the lights out...........

5. headlamp dismantling

6. get a flat point screwdriver and a hairdryer,starting at the bottom edge of the light working your way around,dont concentrate in one area at the moment,your trying to get the glue and plastic soft

7. once you have got everything hot ,starting with the bottom edge again,use the screwdriver to prise back the edge(heating as you go) remove any glue you can get to,work around the whole light ......but dont prise back the plastic on the top.

8. now once you have got this far ..........start heating the whole light but concentrate more on the thin edge of the light(nearest the grill) get it hot,now slowley pull the lens back,it will be difficult at first,keep heating the edgesas you pull it back ,keep the glue as soft as possible

9. when you are left with the end that has the indicator in heat it up well theres lots of glue here,then slowly seperate it....

10. the chrome surround shuld now pull out of the lens,now i cleaned all the glue from the lens and the sealing groove around the light body,using the hairdryer reshape any plastic thats wobbly

11. sand the surround if your gonna paint it,good prep now makes a perfect finnish(no chrome!!!)

12. if you dont want the orange indicator lens,it just pulls out(remember to colour the bulb though!!)

13. on reassemble get some silicone sealent and put a continuous bead in the slot that the lens sits in

14. this bead need only be the thickness of apiece of string..............place the csurround back into the lense...........and push the lense back onto the body,ensuring it fits evenly and the tabs lock over the little lippy things,place the lights face down for 30 mins,while you rest.............

14. do the next one

15. the front fogs and taillights come appart the same way

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only from rod millen himself.......punch it into a search engine

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shame you never mentioned i earlier ,i will be flogging mine when i fit the new bumper assembly

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yep i found a buyer...but if he pulls out ...

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