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Question Headlight disassembly ?

I've heard about being able to take the lenses apart from the body of stock
and aftermarket 05-07 headlights . Is this feasible and any "tips" would be
appreciated ?
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Yes it is feasible just did it the other week. Tip for you when getting the old sealant off dont stab yourself with the flat head screw driver like I did lol. Think it was over at 250 for 5min then start working em apart with 2 flat head screw drivers. Have patience and be careful. Think there is a post on it maybe check the search bar. My 2 cents I should of just spent the $120 on aftermarket ones lol
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LOL I won't start listing the injuries I aquired before I learn't( nice speelin eh' ) to stop using them (improperly anyway ) .We won't get sidetracked on drill bits -LOL .
Back to the subject at hand , that's were I'm at , I have new aftermarket lights and I
would like to take the lenses off to make some changes (without destroying them ) and
need to know how much it takes to soften the glue and what to use to reseal them.
I imagine their junk if they take on water and fog up .
I just can't find the look I'm after with the "halo's" that are being marketed as they all
go overboard with the smaller LED'S and make the lights look "un clean " if you know
what I mean .
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250 for 10 mins. Sit them on a cookie sheet. Pull out and get prying, running a utility blade around the edge helps cut the glue and then you start prying. After you get em apart out the headlight back in the oven to hear the glue up so that you can just peel it right out instead of chiseling it out. But some butyl glue tape from www.theretrofitsource.com to seal them back up.

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Thanks for the tips guys , their a great help.
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Thanks for the tips guys , their a great help.
just throw it in the oven 225-250 8mins and it should melt the silicon around the head light the pull apart wedge a knife or flat head screw driver in-between the lens and plastic to pull it apart then get clear silicon at your local auto zone and re seal it back up

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FYI I just did this this weekend and I don't know if my glue was bad or what, but 225 for 8mins, did nothing. Nor did 250 or 275. So I went up to 300F for about 12 mins and still the glue never got soft or tacky.... I managed to wrestle them apart, but damn it took some solid pulls and an "F it, aftermarket lights are only $125" mentality, haha. However, I am very pleased with how they came out, it was all worth it! See pictures on the last page of the white trucks thread.

*Note. 2 jabs from a screwdriver and one blade cut. Not too much blood lost. Haha

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