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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-29-2009, 03:01 AM Thread Starter
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How to Remove Headlight Assembly w/pics

I'm sure there are some post on this subject, but since I took the time to take the pictures I will post my version on this. Come to find out it's really not very hard, just have to be a little careful. refer to pics for each numbered step.
1) Snap off the top covers to expose the grille clips. There are 2 of these on each side.
2) Snap off the plastic cover off the back of the grille. I believe there are 2 of these as well.
3) Remove the grille itself. This isn't very hard, but just be careful with the plastic pieces. You have to work with them, and a flat head screw driver seems to help. There are like 4 on top, 2 on the sides and 3 or 4 on bottom.
4)Now that you got the grille off, next is the head lamp. There are 4 screws holding the headlight in place. (the arrows in red are 2 screws you can get to from the front of the car. The 2 blue arrows are for the screws behind, which you will have to come from underneath the car and one through the wheel well).

Next post will be for each screw (close ups)
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This is for the 2 front screws. One is of picture of the one on top. And one is for the one right up front.
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Ok the nest 2 screws are a little tougher to get to, but arent too bad, with a little patience. The first screw is at the very bottom of the bracket off the headlamp. You can actually lay on your back and reach up to get that one.
The other one is sneaky. You can take off the wheel well plastic at least enouugh to pull back and reach the last bolt, that holds the light to the truck frame on the side. Here are 2 close ups of these bolts.

Laast thing you will have to do is remove the bottom plastic piece off your headlamp and put it on the new headlamp. This is held to the bottom of the headlight by 2 clips.

And thats it, just snap everything back up and good to go.
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Good work. This should be a sticky.

So, you have to remove the grill to remove the headlights?

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Good work. This should be a sticky.

So, you have to remove the grill to remove the headlights?
Thanks, yes you have to get the grille off. It's pretty easy to do. There are no screws for the grille, it's all clips,so you just need to be very careful. Once thats done you can begin getting your headlight out.
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Thanks man...If anyone attempts this and get sconfused or in a bind by anything hit me up and I'll do my best to help out. But like I said earlier, its really not hard, just take your time and be careful with clips.

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Very nice DIY, what kind a tire is that?
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