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Old 09-30-2010, 09:24 PM   #1276
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I ended up using Permatex Gasket Maker instead of sealant like an idiot. I hope this isn't a problem.
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Old 11-05-2010, 06:52 PM   #1277
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Great success. This was easy! The three plastic "pins" underneath the headlamps (that I assume just help keep things level) warped a bit but they were easy to bend back especially when everything's still warm. Go for 15 minutes in the oven at 200, that way you won't fight with the adhesive as much as I did. Also buy replacement amber bulbs first.
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Old 11-07-2010, 06:36 PM   #1278
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Easy as pie except for some of the amber tabs didn't wanna pop out, I ended up cracking one of the peices . Other than that, great success! I'm sure it won't be noticeable from far away anyways .
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Old 12-25-2010, 07:39 PM   #1279
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I finally got around to doing this the other day and I'm pretty happy with the results! The hardest part for me was popping that white piece of plastic out of the clip in order to remove the headlight assembly. I finally just stuck a screwdriver in there and popped it out and it was easy from then on.









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Old 01-01-2011, 11:59 PM   #1280
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awesome writeup. My car I picked up recently has this mod already done but it doesn't look like a clean job was done. I'm going to "redo" it and repolish the lenses with a highspeed buffer, possibly clear them.

Nice work to those that have done it.

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Old 01-03-2011, 02:52 AM   #1281
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did this the other day thanks for the write up!!!
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Old 01-20-2011, 01:45 PM   #1282
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great write up. did it, but had an issue with my lights foggin up. any recommendations on a good sealer?
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Old 01-20-2011, 03:49 PM   #1283
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It took me a couple hours but I cleared my sti lights and it looks awesome, I left them the oem gray color and bought orange turn signals but when i did the drivers side i broke a piece off my housing so i super glued it back on looks good otherwise
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Old 02-07-2011, 02:40 PM   #1284
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Well, i bought this car a bit back, and i had an accident driving home one night, and i needed a new headlight, and what i was told was an aftermarket headlight, i can not find ANYWHERE....because they dont make them.... this is my car now.







See the black??? Yea they dont make these...So now i need new headlights... and i dont have alot of cash, i work at safeway for gods sake.. well i read this forum and i tried it this is mine..



How i bought the headlight, baked them for 20 min, then came apert like butta.



After i parted them i needed to tape off this headlight exactly like the other one and get it ready to paint.


After painted, we put it back together and bake!!! (P.S dont bake right after you paint your whole damn house will smell like paint...)



and DING! its done!



Now press it back together....and bolt her back together and it should look like this...



Yay it worked!!! lol Great walkthrough buddy, you saved my a**... lol i post more when i get my car abck together!!!
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Old 03-05-2011, 11:38 PM   #1285
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Old 04-09-2011, 02:36 PM   #1286
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Another success story here. I bought 3m butyl tape (window-weld) to ensure a good seal. I used pliers to help mash the seam together during assembly. I have the same car as flipmonster and painted housing black just like he did a few posts ago. I checked the lights before I bolted them on and sure enough, one of my lowbeam bulbs was toast. Good thing everything was still taken apart!....made it easy to replace both bulbs
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Old 04-23-2011, 04:58 PM   #1287
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This turned out great for me. I would however recommend leaving it in the oven a bit longer than 15 minutes. It was tough to get the two pieces apart after only 15 minutes.
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Old 05-13-2011, 03:14 AM   #1288
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Bought my car yesterday, did my first mod today which was this. Looks really good especially with amber parking lights IMO
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Old 05-21-2011, 03:06 AM   #1289
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Anyone have problems getting the grilles off without breaking the clips (06). And also. Are the 06 headlights hard to remove without removing the bumper
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Old 05-30-2011, 10:23 PM   #1290
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Thank you so much for this write up! I worked up enough testicular fortitude to do this and it turned out awesome! I suck at DIY projects but this only took my 3.5 hours including the time for the paint to dry! I only removed the side reflector as I actually like the one over the turn signal. Sets it apart a little since most people clear everything. Anyways I love it! Cant wait to get my coilovers, wheels, STi Splitters and STi fog covers on!



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Old 05-31-2011, 12:04 PM   #1291
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Wow! I didn't know it was so difficult yet so easy!

Learning so I'll know what to do when I get my own Subaru.

New member gettin his 3 posts.
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Old 05-31-2011, 11:19 PM   #1292
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Step 1. Remove headlights
Step 2. Order OEM JDM headlamps
Step 3. Install JDM Blingage! Lol
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Old 06-01-2011, 10:03 PM   #1293
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holy hell this thread is still going!
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Old 06-02-2011, 08:38 PM   #1294
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I just did mine

Before:

My Sti5 by P Chansyna, on Flickr

My Sti4 by P Chansyna, on Flickr

After:

No reflectors FTW by P Chansyna, on Flickr

No reflectors FTW by P Chansyna, on Flickr

And went Pillarless grill

Subaru Grill Emblem Delete by P Chansyna, on Flickr
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Old 06-07-2011, 08:51 PM   #1295
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Old 08-03-2011, 07:14 PM   #1296
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Thanks for a great post, skivvie. I'm OK with the amber. I just needed to replace my parking light bulbs for annual inspection, and the owner's manual advice was take it to the dealer. (The manual neglected to show the hidden bolts behind the assemblies.) The dealer said it would cost $98 to have them put my bulbs in.

With your clear instructions, it took me about 20 minutes per side to get the assemblies out, replace the bulbs, reinstall and button it all up. If I ever have to do it again, it'll be faster, but still not nearly as fast as the 3 minutes per side to change my Peugeot parking lights, which required no tools. Thanks again. My WRX sailed thru the inspection.
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Old 08-04-2011, 12:57 AM   #1297
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Originally Posted by 2002t-wrex View Post
Thank you so much for this write up! I worked up enough testicular fortitude to do this and it turned out awesome! I suck at DIY projects but this only took my 3.5 hours including the time for the paint to dry! I only removed the side reflector as I actually like the one over the turn signal. Sets it apart a little since most people clear everything. Anyways I love it! Cant wait to get my coilovers, wheels, STi Splitters and STi fog covers on!



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Looks good!

I did the same thing a while ago because I think it looks better than all blacked out headlights.



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Old 10-02-2011, 09:27 AM   #1298
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Cleared and painted mine a few weeks ago



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Old 10-04-2011, 02:43 PM   #1299
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sounds like a task
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Old 10-12-2011, 10:27 AM   #1300
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great how to man, just did one light on my STi last night, finishing up the passenger side today!
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