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Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:14 pm 
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Anyone know if au headlights can be separated? I want to give the lense a clean on the inside.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Au headlights
Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:46 pm 
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I've heard of somone putting them in the oven on a gentle heat to loosens the seals (seriously)........but im damned if i would do it!!!!!!!!!!!
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 Post subject: Re: Au headlights
Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:48 pm 
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So completely sealed unit

 

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 Post subject: Re: Au headlights
Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:50 pm 
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Yup i think so.....hang on i got one in the garage....i'll go and have a look to be sure..:)
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 Post subject: Re: Au headlights
Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:02 pm 
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Awesome thanks

 

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 Post subject: Re: Au headlights
Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:04 pm 
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Ok....just has a look....theres 4 clips...2 at top, 2 at bottom of the black back fascia (harness) of the headlight, that look like they'd allow access to the innards....but theres sealant right around the rim of the fascia as well, (guessing waterproofing) that would have to be broken in order to get in.....from there you may be able to get access, but y'd have to remove the mirrored innards to get at the lens.....so long story short, yep sealed....not impossible to get into.....but alot of stuffing around that could raise the blood pressure and frey the nerves...... :roll: ...then theres sealing it up again. If it's yellowing on the front of the lens (outside) i've has success with mcleans toothpaste!!!!!!!
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 Post subject: Re: Au headlights
Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:09 pm 
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Thanks for the info

 

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 Post subject: Re: Au headlights
Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:34 pm 
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easy just get a heat gun and run it around the black frame until the glue softens . keep the heat gun moving so that you dont heat one area too muchand then slowly peel off the lens from the inside( grill side ) to the outside . The last bit of the lens goes right into the point of the frameso you will have to pull it out . I did it when i installed projectors in my lights. Just be aware that normally the lens has to be cleaned on the outside not the inside . If the lens is yellow its the outside that needs to be cleaned up

 

 

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 Post subject: Re: Au headlights
Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:40 pm 
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I've tried giving them a clean but no luck so though moisture and dirt have gotten on the inside, plus I was thinking about giving the inside a spray to make them look like te50 headlights

 

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 Post subject: Re: Au headlights
Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:21 pm 
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Fair enough . If you follow the instructions above you can get the lens off then you just need to reheat it to put the lens back in . If you dont have a heatgun you can use an oven but you can quickly melt your light . This video will show you how the procedure works but with a heatgun
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imIiglkq7HA
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