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IMPORTANT!...Lights #241575 Aug 5, 3:49pm Aug 5, 3:49pm
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IMPORTANT!...Lights
Hey guys i just got my MTECH lighting package in the mail. I had no trouble getting to the DRLs. The only thing left now is the low beams. I for some reason cant get the wire(the white plastic thing) off the rubber fastening?! Do i just pull really hard or twist? Im afraid it may snap or break. Also, once that is off, do i just remove the rubber wrap and theres the light bulb? Thanks alot. Im gonna be takin my car to a lift tommorow and gonna do the fog lights. I tried already but cant turn the extremely tight knob that keeps it in place. Any help is appreciated thanks.
-Patrick

Re: IMPORTANT!...Lights [Re: Rick] #241576 Aug 5, 3:51pm Aug 5, 3:51pm
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i think you have to push back and then up...
look at your manual, it shows a diagram...

Re: IMPORTANT!...Lights [Re: righteous_one] #241577 Aug 5, 3:53pm Aug 5, 3:53pm
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yup, push the clip that is holding it down then it will go up by itself. thumbsup


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Re: IMPORTANT!...Lights [Re: righteous_one] #241578 Aug 5, 3:55pm Aug 5, 3:55pm
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You don't need a lift for your foglights. Just take your bumper off, take the foglights and the headlights off, then you have complete access to them to change all the bulbs. Beats pissing around in the back of the headlight not being able to see a thing. The first time I did it, it probably too a half hour per lowbeam cos it was such a PITA. Take your bumper off, save the money from the lift & go for it.

Oh, if you're trying to take the actual wiring off the lowbeam bulb, I believe it pulls straight off.

Re: IMPORTANT!...Lights [Re: CELIBORGY] #241579 Aug 5, 3:55pm Aug 5, 3:55pm
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So push the plastic thing in towards the light hard and then up? I tried it 15 min ago ^^^ but yea, im gonna use my friends lift so its no big deal

Re: IMPORTANT!...Lights [Re: Rick] #241580 Aug 5, 3:57pm Aug 5, 3:57pm
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I think one pushes in then up, and the other pushes in then down. The little wire pain in the ass thing right?

Re: IMPORTANT!...Lights [Re: robare99] #241581 Aug 5, 4:00pm Aug 5, 4:00pm
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yea...i finally got it off. But now the rubbers a bitch. Does it come off? or is it ment to stay on..I need to just twist that bulb out, either through the small hole in the rubber or with the rubber itself

Re: IMPORTANT!...Lights [Re: Rick] #241582 Aug 5, 4:23pm Aug 5, 4:23pm
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Ok i took the rubber off, and now there is this big thing with 2 metal slibs stickin out. Ive tried pulling, twisting and it wont come out. Any suggestions?

Re: IMPORTANT!...Lights [Re: Rick] #241583 Aug 5, 4:40pm Aug 5, 4:40pm
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Damn that springs a B**** to get back in place

Re: IMPORTANT!...Lights [Re: Rick] #241584 Aug 5, 5:10pm Aug 5, 5:10pm
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Holy Shit i cant get the connectors on right..im just gonna finish this up tomm...Low beams SUCK!!!!!

Re: IMPORTANT!...Lights [Re: Rick] #241585 Aug 5, 5:14pm Aug 5, 5:14pm
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push the metal rod in and it will pop loose, take apart the bumper (duh) and the headlight units off.


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Re: IMPORTANT!...Lights [Re: Polykarb] #241586 Aug 5, 5:34pm Aug 5, 5:34pm
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Yea...im not gonna attempt to finish it tommorow, with the bumper still on. That would be my last resort. What sux now is that i gotta go through the engine bay and find the dang connector that the springs hold angry I dont know how ill do that but ill try I just hate the no room you have on the passenger side..I can BARELY fit one hand through

Re: IMPORTANT!...Lights [Re: Rick] #241587 Aug 5, 8:02pm Aug 5, 8:02pm
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take off ur bumber..take 5-10mins...give you plenty of room go on in and do wateva you need to do..takes anothe 10-15mins to put bumber back on..


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Re: IMPORTANT!...Lights [Re: celicafourotwo] #241588 Aug 6, 4:28am Aug 6, 4:28am
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Believe me taking the bumper off, taking out the 3 bolts for the light would save sooooo much time. You can sit the thing in your lap, take probably less than a minute for the whole thing. Trust me, it took FOREVER for me to replace the bulbs the first time. The first time I ever pulled my lights out (to paint them) I could totally see what was going on and decided at that point, I would never fcuk with the lights unluess I pulled them right out.

Re: IMPORTANT!...Lights [Re: robare99] #241589 Aug 6, 12:14pm Aug 6, 12:14pm
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i've never heard of this much problems changing the light bulbs... wtf

Re: IMPORTANT!...Lights [Re: ragingpaseo] #241590 Aug 6, 12:56pm Aug 6, 12:56pm
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Originally Posted by ragingpaseo
i've never heard of this much problems changing the light bulbs... wtf


Werd, did mine in my office parking lot in like 30 min, highbeam, lowbeam, all the parking lights, and turn signals. This is an easy mod.

Re: IMPORTANT!...Lights [Re: Gen7fan] #241591 Aug 6, 12:59pm Aug 6, 12:59pm
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There is no reason to take off your bumper for anything other than the fog lights. If you pop off the cover to the fuse box and take off the belt cover (that sould be a no brainer) you will have all the room you need. Not like I have small hands either, big meat paws here.

Re: IMPORTANT!...Lights [Re: Gen7fan] #241592 Aug 6, 2:15pm Aug 6, 2:15pm
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its not a hard mod like most people mentioned, might be a lil frustrating if you dont do it the right way with the low beams, it seems like you added steps to changing the bulbs... spineyes

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