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That Yahoo pictures DIY didnt work anymore, and Im sure theres another DIY out there, but I took the time to take some pics of me doin this so I'm doin this write up. Enjoy

Tools Needed:
3/8 drive socket and 10mm socket
3/8 drive extension
1/4 drive socket and 10mm socket
Flathead screwdriver
Phillipshead screwdriver


Step One:






I find it easier to remove all the under panel screws first, it will give you more play in the plastic in the wheel well and make it easier to pull the bumper around it when that time comes. All the bolts at 10mm around the bottom.

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Remove the front two plastic push rivets from each side with a flathead screwdriver. Just pop the head out and the rest will will come out too with a little force of the flathead

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Pop the plastic out form behind the bumper and pull it back a little. It will take a little force to pop it out around the top, but it will come out, just pull.

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Unscrew the top bolt on the inside of the plastic. As you do this, you will begin to see the bumper drop down at the corners just under the headlight. This is also a 10mm socket, just find it and unscrew it.

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Remove the 4 plastic screws on the outside of the grill and the screw in the center of the grill. You don't have to take the grill completely off, the bumper will still drop with the tabs attached

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Start pulling on the bumper until you have it off all the way around and then drop it down to the ground. I always lay a towel out so that the bumper doesn't set directly on the ground

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This step will be different for most other people since i have HID fogs, but you can just unplug the connector from the fog light bulb (depending on the length of your wire you may have to reach behind the bumper before you pull it off to do this so you have enough room to set it on the ground)


Your bumper is now off the car. Now on to the headlight removal.


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Unbolt the screw on the top of the headlight. 10mm screw

Step Nine:



you have to get inside the wheel well to see these two bolts on the back of the headlight. They are a pain in the ass to get, the bottom one can be gotten with the 3/8 drive socket, but the top one is easier to get with a 1/4 drive, especially if you have big hands like me. They are both 10mm

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You will have to wiggle the headlight out as far as it will go and then pull it up and out. If you do it right, it will sound like you broke something, like two piece of plastic were snapped apart. See the video to hear this and see how to pull it out

If you need to take the headlight all the way out, just pull the connectors off all of the bulbs and any thing else that needs to be unplugged and pull it out. Hope this helps anyone out and if you have any questions, PM me of post them up.
 

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This was a huge help. I might add tho, you dont need to fully drop the bumper down to remove the headlights altho it is a little bit of a help.

Thanks for this write up. +rep :cool:
 

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why you takin out ur lights just curious?
 

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just to do the writeup...I was bored at that time, and there were 4 or 5 people on the old DIY thread that were complaining about the pics not workin. I also did the DIY inner trunk light removal the same time, that one was easier
 

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^^he's the kind of guy who would take the out just for fun and clean the underside of the light for the hell of it (even though nobody would ever see it) :lol: :lol: :lol:
 

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hey guys. i'm tryign to remove my headlights and im at the part where i have to take out my wiring harness. does anyone know how to disconnect it?
 

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you just need to disconnect the wires to take the headlight out? all you need to do is disconnect all of the connectors that are attached to the bulbs.
 

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so you can just remove the headlights whitout taking off the bumper?
 

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there is a way to do it, but you seem like you would scratch the paint. there are clips that you have to pop out, watch the video, you'll see when I pop the headlight out I pull up and out. It wont clear the bumper
 

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i did this recently to change the bulbs and paint the fogs what a pain in the ass but at least i had some help...
 

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why you takin out ur lights just curious?
When your HID's go bad you'll need to remove your bumper and headlights to change the bulbs out...I recently had to change mine and it took me about 2hrs start to finish...
 

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When your HID's go bad you'll need to remove your bumper and headlights to change the bulbs out...I recently had to change mine and it took me about 2hrs start to finish...
kinda old thread but i was reading through it and noticed this post....

i changed out my low beam bulbs without removing the bumper OR the headlights. it is a squeeze to get your hand in there and to get the leverage to twist off the gray plastic covers that seal all the wiring but it can be done. also, with a little bit of strategic maneuvering, the bulbs can be installed without any damage to them. i did it in about 15 mins both sides the first time and probably faster the second time. just wanted to inform people that you can save some time and effort when changing out your low beam bulbs. but if you have sasquatch hands, sorry but you gotta do it the long way...

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I guess its possible if you have the patience and small enough hands to install the bulbs without getting fingerprints/dirt on the bulbs...I figured it was easier taking the bumper/headlights out then reinstalling...If i had to do it again, i think i could do it in about an hour or less....
 

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This answered a lot of questions!

So its basically just the screws on the botton, the 1's on each side, and then just the 1's near the grill? :suspiciou

I thought it was a lot more than that.
 

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Damn seems like a pain but I will try doing it this way if I can replace my low beam without removing the bumper. Thanks for the write up it will help out alot if I have to go this route to change my blub
 
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