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Old 04-24-2005, 03:35 PM   #1
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On my sti I'm clearing my head lights I have every thing off of it except the aiming motor I took the 3 screws out I dont want to break something does it just pull out because I've pulled pretty hard and no luck
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Old 04-24-2005, 04:02 PM   #2
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Can't help you with that, but be absolutely certain you reseal the lights 100%. A bunch of STi owners who cleared their lights have had problems because water got into them and affected the HID ballasts. Some have been lucky and were able to dry things out and get the HIDs working again, others have needed new ballasts.
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Old 04-24-2005, 04:10 PM   #3
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You mean pulling it out of the car? It takes some effort, pull the front tab out first (you'll hear it click), then it'll come off easy.
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Old 04-24-2005, 04:12 PM   #4
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no the aiming motor how does that come off the headlight itself
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Old 04-24-2005, 05:14 PM   #5
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When I cleared mine, I only removed the bulbs, HID ballast, and wiring harness. I then used some extra black silicon sealant on the housings to make sure no moisture could get in. Going on 2 years (with one winter in Erie, PA), and no condensation/leaks/problems with the ballasts.

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Old 04-24-2005, 06:25 PM   #6
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I've completely disassembled with 04/05 HID headlights. There is a long metal shaft that you have to unscrew by hand from the reflector. You have to unscrew the shaft with the motor still on it and it takes a good amount of time. I wouldn't do it this way because the effort is more than it's worth, and you'll have to re-aim the reflector.
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Old 04-24-2005, 07:19 PM   #7
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I just helped a friend clear his headlights today, and we didn't remove anything. I did mine this way as well, and it worked just fine. Removing all of the extra stuff is just a waste of time.
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