Blacked Out Headlight Mod.... by NathanScott

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Blacked Out Headlight Mod....



Compliments of NathanScott @ ctsvowners.com


6-4-2012


Thought I would put document my adventure in blacking out the headlight housing



. It requires heating the headlight



in the oven and you run the risk of cracking the lens. This was put together to show the process I went through and do no take responsibility if you damage your headlight



doing this. 


Start off by removing the bumper...


Tools to remove the clips



Remove upper cover




Turn wheels to right and remove 3 clips on left wheel well liner



Pull front of fender out some to remove 10mm bolt



Long extension helps



Turn wheels to left and remove 3 clips and 10mm bolt



Protect the paint and headlights







Remove 6 clips from under the bumper



Remove 2 10mm bolts in center and 2 clips at edge



Pull front bumper



foward to expose the headlight



washer hose on left and right



Remove white clip so the hose can pull off





ape the hoses up out of the way. They will leak if left on ground.



Pull ends of bumper out on left and right side



Pull the bumper out to release it. Make sure you have something on the ground to protect the bumper. Once the bumper is on the ground, remove the running light connectors left



And right



Remove the hose from the clips on bottom of bumper



Bumper is off now!


Remove the 2 10 mm bolts on side of headlight






Remove on 10mm nut on bottom



Remove plug on bottom of headlight






Headlight



is out!



Remove 3 7mm bolts holding the bracket on



Remove all the t15 torx screws



around the headlight





Now the fun part...baking the headlight



. Heat oven to 215 and once to temp, put light in for 10 minutes. Might have to put it back in for another 5 or so if the glue does not soften enough.



Use gloves to remove the light and start working the corners up. You might have to put the light in for another 5 minutes 



Seperate the lens and remove 2 electrical connectors



Remove the T15 torx



on back of chrome housing to seperate housing from lens




A little preview of it painted and put together.









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