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has anyone on here opened up there front signal lights?

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has anyone on here opened up there front signal lights?

Post by NYCKID221 » Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:44 pm

if theres a method please chime in. im looking to diy them to match my diy blk housing headlights
ive tried using my heatgun and no luck.
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Re: has anyone on here opened up there front signal lights?

Post by misha » Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:50 pm

Heatgun,flat screwdriver and a lots of patience.
Not enough heat...it will crack.
More than enough heat....it will melt.
Assembly is glued...even if you open it....you will need to find a proper glue to close it.
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Re: has anyone on here opened up there front signal lights?

Post by NYCKID221 » Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:37 pm

heatgun method doesn't work

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Re: has anyone on here opened up there front signal lights?

Post by jvl » Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:44 am

I did it using lots of hot water and a plastic screwdriver to wiggle the lenses off of the housing.
Leave the entire assembly sitting in a bucket of hot water for a while, then try prying of the lens.
I then cleaned the housing and put it back together using a hot glue gun.
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Re: has anyone on here opened up there front signal lights?

Post by Ozark Lee » Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:39 pm

I had one fall off and reassembly was fairly easy with clear silicone caulk. If you can get them apart intentionally be sure to leave the weep holes on the bottom open when you glue it back together.

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Re: has anyone on here opened up there front signal lights?

Post by jvl » Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:28 pm

Great tip on the weep holes, Lee.
I did take notice on mine but forgot to post that here.
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Re: has anyone on here opened up there front signal lights?

Post by NYCKID221 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:35 pm

no luck with hot tap water.

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Re: has anyone on here opened up there front signal lights?

Post by abscate » Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:22 pm

Heat gun and perseverance. Its like opening and iPad - too much, broken glass, too little,broken glass.
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Re: has anyone on here opened up there front signal lights?

Post by misha » Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:22 pm

abscate wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:22 pm
Heat gun and perseverance. Its like opening and iPad - too much, broken glass, too little,broken glass.
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Re: has anyone on here opened up there front signal lights?

Post by NYCKID221 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:36 pm

using the heatgun is not the same as opening headlights and resealing headlights. i don't know what glue they use on the corners and don't want to break them.

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