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Old 11-22-2009, 12:14 PM   #1
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Exclamation Changing out the corner light sucks.

Does anybody know an easy way to reach the corner light on the '05 headlight? Tried unscrewing the bolts that hold the projector but it wont come out. Who knows a way? Thanks.
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Old 11-22-2009, 12:53 PM   #2
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you might be better off removing the entire headlight, you don't want to screw up and sever a wire. If you remove the whole thing, you should replace all the small bulbs so you won't have to do it again too soon
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Old 11-22-2009, 12:55 PM   #3
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Yeah, but the headlight wont come out. Don't want to force nothing and break it.
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Old 11-22-2009, 03:40 PM   #4
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3 bolts on each headlight assembly, 10mm or 12mm, remove front grille for access to bolts,gotta be a little persistent getting the headlight out and in as it is a "very" tight fit. Make sure the thin rubber seal around the headlight is flush against the fender area when you put it back in, it likes to fold over sometimes. I know this is quick, but I hope it helps.

Add: Give me a few mins. I'll get some pics real quick.



Remove the grille to access the passenger side headlight.



Remove the two bolts (10mm) and the two plastic rivets.



Remove the thrid bolt for the headlight.



Remove these rivets as well to make the process easier.



Gently pull the bumper back and wiggle the headlight. Gently try to pull the headlight out.



The headlight should come out on the fender side first and then the bracket that was holding the third bolt last.



Do any headlight work you need and installing is the reverse of removal.



Here is a pic of the folding rubber that I was talking about earlier.

Hope this helps if you haven't done it already! Later!

Sorry if the pics arn't great. Used my Berry to take them. Post any questions if you still have any.

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Old 11-22-2009, 06:58 PM   #5
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3 bolts on each headlight assembly, 10mm or 12mm, remove front grille for access to bolts,gotta be a little persistent getting the headlight out and in as it is a "very" tight fit. Make sure the thin rubber seal around the headlight is flush against the fender area when you put it back in, it likes to fold over sometimes. I know this is quick, but I hope it helps.

Add: Give me a few mins. I'll get some pics real quick.



Remove the grille to access the passenger side headlight.



Remove the two bolts (10mm) and the two plastic rivets.



Remove the thrid bolt for the headlight.



Remove these rivets as well to make the process easier.



Gently pull the bumper back and wiggle the headlight. Gently try to pull the headlight out.



The headlight should come out on the fender side first and then the bracket that was holding the third bolt last.



Do any headlight work you need and installing is the reverse of removal.



Here is a pic of the folding rubber that I was talking about earlier.

Hope this helps if you haven't done it already! Later!

Sorry if the pics arn't great. Used my Berry to take them. Post any questions if you still have any.

Wow, thanks for all that man, I appreciate it.
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Old 11-23-2009, 11:34 AM   #6
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Wow, thanks for all that man, I appreciate it.
Not a prob!
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Old 11-23-2009, 02:54 PM   #7
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^folding rubber?
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Old 11-23-2009, 04:46 PM   #8
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^folding rubber?
Yeah. The trim seal around the headlight assembly. Heres the pic again...

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Old 11-23-2009, 08:28 PM   #9
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Excellent!

I know what I'll be doing this weekend if it stops raining. Thanks for the description and pictures.
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Old 11-23-2009, 11:14 PM   #10
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Excellent!

I know what I'll be doing this weekend if it stops raining. Thanks for the description and pictures.
Your very welcome!
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Old 01-12-2010, 04:11 PM   #11
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Thanks.. great pics.. good luck to me
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Old 01-12-2010, 04:30 PM   #12
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Thanks.. great pics.. good luck to me
No prob and good luck.
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Old 01-12-2010, 08:20 PM   #13
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Remove these rivets as well to make the process easier.
These last 3 clips aren't entirely necessary to remove to get the lights out. I would say just leave them in since these plastic rivet clips just get messed up or lost very easy.

Other than that, great write-up.
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Old 01-14-2010, 05:02 PM   #14
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These last 3 clips aren't entirely necessary to remove to get the lights out. I would say just leave them in since these plastic rivet clips just get messed up or lost very easy.

Other than that, great write-up.
Your right, you don't have to remove those rivets, I just found having them out made it easier to slide the projector in and out and it helps keep stress off the bumper when you pull on it to get the projector in and out. And thanks!
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Old 01-14-2010, 05:54 PM   #15
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3 bolts on each headlight assembly, 10mm or 12mm, remove front grille for access to bolts,gotta be a little persistent getting the headlight out and in as it is a "very" tight fit. Make sure the thin rubber seal around the headlight is flush against the fender area when you put it back in, it likes to fold over sometimes. I know this is quick, but I hope it helps.

Add: Give me a few mins. I'll get some pics real quick.



Remove the grille to access the passenger side headlight.



Remove the two bolts (10mm) and the two plastic rivets.



Remove the thrid bolt for the headlight.



Remove these rivets as well to make the process easier.



Gently pull the bumper back and wiggle the headlight. Gently try to pull the headlight out.



The headlight should come out on the fender side first and then the bracket that was holding the third bolt last.



Do any headlight work you need and installing is the reverse of removal.



Here is a pic of the folding rubber that I was talking about earlier.

Hope this helps if you haven't done it already! Later!

Sorry if the pics arn't great. Used my Berry to take them. Post any questions if you still have any.
Man!! You have to love people like that.. Nice...
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