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Head lamp cover

Discussion in 'FX (03-08) - Interior & Exterior' started by CycoDK, Jan 31, 2008.

  1. CycoDK

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    Can anyone help me how to remove the head lamp cover with all the silicon around??:confused:
    I've seen somewhere in this site that someone has took his head lamp apart but I don't seem I can find the thread..

    thx
     

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  3. trainerKEN

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    make sure you gloves or some kind of hand protection ;)
     
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    I burned both thums trying to open 2 set at a time..

    Gloves would be in order..;)
     
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    I never tried the oven method, mighta if I had an oven in my shop... can't fit the headlight in the microwave:p

    I got it pretty down to kinda easy with a heat gun... the trick is patience & keep heating it all around until the whole perimeter of the seem is nicely warmed up through & through,


    I just warm the whole bottom edge corner to corner back & forth moving the heat gun at a good speed back & forth & try to heat it all even, then flip it over & do the other side, but only half as much time, cause you don't want the other side to cool too much, you then flip it over again & bring that side up in temperature again, flip & repeat, trying to bring up to, & maintain heat all around evenly...

    when you first start to heat it your just heating the outside, but as you continue to maintain these temperatures by keep passing over them the inner seem starts to soak up the heat, after doing this for a steady 3,4 or 5 minutes, grab it at the inner big corner & outer & just pull it apart, after you get the first third apart the rest is easier.

    maybe the oven might be easier cause it does all the heating for you, but if an oven is not available it's not to difficult with a heatgun either, no gloves needed doing it this way too
     
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    LOL @ "microwave"
     
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    Heat gun is the way to go....
     
  9. asherchy

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    ive done all three methods... hairdryer.. heat gun.. and oven.
    oven is the way to go... it just opens right up.. get a couple of screwdrivers you dont care about too much and use them to hold sections open that youve already finished. this will stop it from re-attaching itself. the oven method also gives it more of a factory seal when you put it back together. with my civics years ago, i used to add some clear silicone around the edges just to ensure there was no leaking but now im old and lazy