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Old 05-09-2003, 02:11 AM   #1
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2003 2.5 RS
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Default Clearing out the amber in the stock headlights ('02+)

i'm trying to figure out how to get that amber piece out of my headlights. i noticed there's a bulb (obviously), covered by a little plastic amber colored globe.

has anyone been able to sucessfully get that out? i'm trying to get all the amber off of my car.
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Old 05-09-2003, 04:00 AM   #2
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Not trying to be a search nazi, but, do a search!

There are TONS of threads on this, and a few "accepted" ways that involve some 'bakin in da oven' and most turn out quite well.

Search for something like "headlight mod" or "clear headlight mod"

Here's a few threads for reference:



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Old 05-09-2003, 04:37 PM   #3
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Like this?

I did mine without baking. Quick summary. Take headlights out of car. Pop off the orange piece (it will still be inside your headlights) Insert scissors or some STRONG cutting device into the hole and use it to break up the plastic piece (It's stronger than it looks) and shake headlight so pieces fall out hole.

Be careful not to scratch up the insides of your headlights because it's easy to do.
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Old 05-10-2003, 03:25 PM   #4
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Baking is easier... what is that part next to your headlights?

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Old 05-11-2003, 11:08 AM   #5
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It may be worth while to check your state laws before doing that. I know in NY the law does specify amber for flashers. Since I have morettes i am not exactley in complinace with laws, but flashers are so obvious for police to spot. If your state does specify amber
, and you are concerend about it , you can buy silver bulbs that flash amber. These bulbs require some modification for stock flashers but people do it without problems.
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Old 05-12-2003, 02:48 AM   #6
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its really nothing to worry about unless you mouth off to a cop.. i've been pulled over before and never had a problem with it.. had it on there for about 6 months.. w/ clear corners
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Old 05-20-2003, 02:51 AM   #7
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Default no hassle yet. props to STR8OUT for good directions

I baked using the super directions layed out by STR8OUT on scoobymods for the headlight mod yesterday. Shout out to STR8OUT for the great work!


I just used that for baking directions. It was REALLY easy once I heated the lights enough. I went for the full 22 minute bake. Though the housing was real hot, nothing came close to melting, except for the black gunk.

I'm VERY pleased with the final result. Everyone with a silver scooby should be required to do this mod

As for getting hassled by the man, I'm not worried. I had clear turn signals on my CRX for 2 years with no trouble.
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