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Old 02-06-2010, 02:26 PM
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HEADLIGHTS

Well last night at about 10pm I finished installing my new '07 Harley Headlights...what an adventure!

In the end it really wasnt that difficult. For one, I'm glad I checked out some of the threads on this project, because the cutting diagram that came with my new headlights was not very helpful at all. Also I worked my dremmel so hard that the chuck lock sheared off!

And of course those new lights look ridiculously nice, so i'm pleased. And for $160 on eBay with harness included, not a bad purchase.

Here are my tips for those of you who are embarking on this project...

1) Use a rotozip to cut the grille pannel, a REAL rotozip. I killed my dremmel using rotozip bits in it. (having a jigsaw on hand helps alot)
2) You definately need a dust mask....its not plastic, its fiberglass and I was itching all over by the time the project was done.
3) Either buy a new set of light plugs or be very cautious when unhooking the old lamps: the plastic is very brittle and I had a few little corners and tabs break off.
4) No matter how well you cut, its a tight fit....make sure you mask the very corner of the fender, its kinda in the way.

Pics to come>>>>

-wes
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Old 02-06-2010, 07:24 PM
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yeah it isn't as hard as you think it is going to be. It is a great upgrade!!
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Old 02-06-2010, 09:23 PM
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I have a question for anyone else that has put the 05 lights in. Does is seem to anyone that their lights shine a little bit too high? Mine fit perfect and aren't pointed high at all but for some reason the beams look high. The high/low works fine and highs aren't staying on or anything. Doesn't bother me any but seems to bother other drivers somtimes. haha
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Old 02-06-2010, 09:43 PM
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yeah I pointed mine down a little...
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Old 02-06-2010, 09:49 PM
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How did you manage that? I thought about it a little but ran out of time before I had to leave town again. Since the holes on the lights had to line up with the holes in the header panel I didnt really have any ideas. Was also thinking about just getting the 05 header panel to.
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Old 02-07-2010, 06:29 AM
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Doesn't bother me any but seems to bother other drivers somtimes. haha
haha??? Nothing funny about blinding on-coming drivers

Kinda, Obnoxious & Self Centered - isn't it?....
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Any idea how the F to adjust these things? Its driving me nuts....is it really this one reverse torq screw? and where do you get a driver for that....im stumped
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Old 02-07-2010, 01:09 PM
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i got mine at NAPA... for the "reverse" torx
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Old 02-07-2010, 01:16 PM
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Any idea how the F to adjust these things? Its driving me nuts....is it really this one reverse torq screw? and where do you get a driver for that....im stumped
if you have a small 1/4 drive socket set,try to find one that will fit over it.That's what I used.I can't remember the size but it WAS small.
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Old 02-07-2010, 01:58 PM
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You really don't have any side to side adjustment, but as for the up and down, you should:

- Park as close as possible to a wall or garage door on flat ground.

- Use a small socket that fits snug over the star/torx adjustment screw to get both lights even.

- Mark where both lights shine on the wall.

- Back the truck up to about 25ft away and adjust both lights until they shine about 2-3 inches below where they did right in front of the wall.
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