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Old 01-19-2020, 07:18 AM   #1
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New headlight assembly 04 MADP

Moisture inside a headlight, replacing both with new.

I havenít figured out how the light is fastened to the frame. I donít see any traditional nuts and bolts holding it in place.

Anyone have experience they could share regarding the install?
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Moisture inside a headlight, replacing both with new.

I haven’t figured out how the light is fastened to the frame. I don’t see any traditional nuts and bolts holding it in place.

Anyone have experience they could share regarding the install?
The light housing has two "C" clips holding the light housing in place. They are at the back of the port and starboard sides of the fixtures and attach to two studs that are grooved to accept the clips. You simply get a pair of pliers and pull the clips off the studs. When they are both off the housing should come out.

My clips were located on the back side of the fiberglass molding that the light housing secures too (this is what holds them in place. Wear glove the fiberglass will eat you alive.
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The light housing has two "C" clips holding the light housing in place. They are at the back of the port and starboard sides of the fixtures and attach to two studs that are grooved to accept the clips. You simply get a pair of pliers and pull the clips off the studs. When they are both off the housing should come out.

My clips were located on the back side of the fiberglass molding that the light housing secures too (this is what holds them in place. Wear glove the fiberglass will eat you alive.
Thanks for the reply and good description of the C clip!

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Did you have the same situation I described above?
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Did you have the same situation I described above?
Just as you described!

Took some pics but canít seem to load from my iPad. Will load later from laptop.
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Was able to load pic from my phone (sorry pics on its side). Don’t know why I can’t load pics from iPad but can from my iphone and MacBook.

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Hmmm, looks like those light housings are held in by the four bolts/screws shown at the top and bottom of the light. Two on top and two on the bottom.
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Hmmm, looks like those light housings are held in by the four bolts/screws shown at the top and bottom of the light. Two on top and two on the bottom.
Actually you remove the black bar (with the slots up) and it releases the assembly, one for each side of the headlight. The turn signal/marker light has to be removed to get the headlight out

My mission now is to align the beams. I took measurements off the old assemblies and thought I would be close. WRONG!

I am lighting up the underside of overpasses on the interstate. Luckily I was close to home at dusk and was able to make it in.

Search on this site and Youtube didn't come up with anything relevant information.

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Regarding alignment I parked in front of a building and marked the center of the beams with masking tape using the old lights. Then parked in the exact same spot and centered the new ones on those marks plus (in my case) a bit further up (because the old ones were low). Too late for that with you.

Maybe find a dark parking lot somewhere and adjust them to your desired spot at night. You will know if they are too high or shining to far into the other lane by people flashing their lights at you.

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Regarding alignment I parked in front of a building and marked the center of the beams with masking tape using the old lights. Then parked in the exact same spot and centered the new ones on those marks plus (in my case) a bit further up (because the old ones were low). Too late for that with you.

Maybe find a dark parking lot somewhere and adjust them to your desired spot at night. You will know if they are too high or shining to far into the other lane by people flashing their lights at you.

Just a thought.
Thanks for the input!

Found a helpful YouTube vid on aiming headlights, will attempt alignment soon.
I took measurements of the old lights and adjusted the new ones to those measurements before install. Obviously wasnít a good plan.

Today I removed the lights and returned the adjustment mechanisms to what I hope is a neutral 50/50 position, which hopefully will have me in the Ďball parkí as a place to start.

Once alignment is satisfactory I will upgrade to LED bulbs.
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