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How to Remove the Headlight assembly.

Can someone help me out. I just received my hid's tonight and I can not remove the headlight assembly. I removed the 2 bolts in the front and remove 1 nut under the wheel well. The light does not want to come out. Is the another bolt or nut I am missing? Any help will be appreciated..


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No you have removed two bolts in the front and the one nut in the rear.
The trick now is to pull hard to overcome the plastic guide pin with the retaining clip.
The guide pin looks like a ball bearing on the end of a rod with a four fingered clip holding the plastic ball bearing in place. It is a real pain especially if you have to change out a head lamp on the side of the road in the middle of winter at night at -40C

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there are the 2 bolts up front the one in the wheel well! and then there is a ball that pops in a holder that acts as a swivel! u have to pull pretty hard to pop it out! and then u have to push pretty hard to pop it back in! its just above the wheel well bolt but u can see it at all!

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i know how u feel courier!! it is a pain in the !!!!!!! hahaha

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3 bolts and pull REALLY, REALLY HARD. That's about the only trick there is.

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Do yourself a favor and put a cover of some sort over the bumper just under the headlight. When the thing pops out, it comes out with some force and you can scratch the poop out of the paint. I just did it two days ago and it takes a surprising amount of force with no reall good grip points...SC

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Oh man you have no clue how happy I am that someone else asked this question first!!! I've been dreading turning my headlights on for fear of one being burnt out! lol

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This is old but this helped me from getting a ticket on the long drive home!

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Has anybody tried grease on that little pivot ball?
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Has anybody tried grease on that little pivot ball?
Won't really do much good, it is meant to be tight. The mirrors on my BMW MC have the same kind of ball and socket and to take them off you WHACK the mirror with the palm of your hand like you are trying to break it and it pops off!! Freaks you out the first time!!

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I've been trying to figure this out for weeks. I wish someone would make a short video. I'm not very good with video cameras since mine is VHS format. Thanks for the suggestions.
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I've pulled housing off my 07 many times here are a few simple tricks that I use.

1) Wear leather or mechanics gloves they provide better grip
2) Try to get you finger tips just under the lip of the housing of the middle of the housing on the fender
3) Then with your left hand on the fender side of the housing (with finger or tow under the lip) and your right hand pulling back on the inside housing where the grill where the 2 bolts are.
4) Pull straight back, not up not down, but straight back, hard a few times if necessary and it will pop out.
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