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Head Light Install Help / Headlight Adjustment Help

I have new smoked headlight housings and bottom and corner lights to install so I can install my HID headlights.

Is there a right up on how to remove and replace the housings at all? I'm just learning as I go and figuring it out my self.

So far I finally figured out how the clips work on the headlights after breaking one and that the housings are a PITA to remove with little room to get to the clips and the bottom one that just has to squeeze to slide through the hole.

Looks like to remove the bottom and corner lens's, I have to remove the grill so I can remove the housing that holds them in then un bolt and un plug them, install new lens's then bolt in the housing (shroud) if you will then install headlights then grill, then hid's.

Is there any install diagrams or pictures or procedures or anything anyone has done or come up with for this to maybe help me out, save me time, show me tips and tricks and what not?

Last but not least, is there a guide to adjusting the headlights vs how high of lift your truck has? Should I adjust the new ones before installing to what the ones are in there now? Not even sure if the stock ones were adjusted after lift or not. I want to make this process as simple and easy as possible. If anyone has any links or anything please post up and let me know. I am not sure if there are certain regulations for headlight height in all or specific states of angle of how they are pointed up or down. Help a fellow member out, thanks.

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Anyone? No one? Hello?

8" Lift
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DIY Traction Bars
Zoodad-AIH Delete-Foil Delete
Adjust. Wastegate
ISSIPRO Performax Gauges
4" TB Magnaflow Exhaust w/ 5" tip
AFE stage 2 PG 7 W/Pre-Filter
Superchips Prgmr 150HP/225TQ
Oil X-over Line
Smoked Lights w/LEDs & HIDs
DIY 3 stage Water/Meth
CCV
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bump.

any installation diagrams on 05-07 headlights into a 99-03?

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WOW don't need to pull the grill!
To pull the corners out of the 99-03 style you remove the two screws and PULL!. They are clipped in there, it's tight. Just pull with a good jerk (I know that goes against what you'll want to do but that's how they work)
And yes the headlights are a total PITA to get out holy crap. But it looks like you're definately on the right track. I adjusted them all the way out and over with a drill and it made it a lil easier.
As for aiming, I just waited til dark and found a point for reference (like a garage door) to aim them.

Just look at my sig pic . I did it!

Old Truck: 00 F350 XLT DRW: basic first few mods. S&B, 4" straight pipe, gauges, CCV, EBPV and Wastegate line deletes, LED Sills, sweet custom headlights, smoked cab lights, Ventshades, Tint.
Traded in at 196k miles.

"Brand Newish" Truck: 02 Chevy S10 2.2L 5sp. Reg cab 4x2. Badass custom made shifter, foglights, 20% tint, AVS Vent-shades, Stock Intake mods, Electric Fan conversion .
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Why did you only do the headlights and not the bottom lights? You should see how good mine looks with smoked head/corner/day running/fogs/tail/third brake lights.

I had to pull the grill for what I was doing with fog lights and some wiring and hid's in fogs and headlights and more stuff.

8" Lift
38" Toyo MT's
DIY Traction Bars
Zoodad-AIH Delete-Foil Delete
Adjust. Wastegate
ISSIPRO Performax Gauges
4" TB Magnaflow Exhaust w/ 5" tip
AFE stage 2 PG 7 W/Pre-Filter
Superchips Prgmr 150HP/225TQ
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DIY 3 stage Water/Meth
CCV
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Derale Trans. Frame Rail Cooler
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