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Old 02-24-2016, 03:48 AM   #1
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Headlight Removal

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I need to remove my headlight but do not have the actual 986 headlight tool. Does any have a recommendation on what I could use in place of that? size, hex key, etc???? I need something that I can pick up at Lowes, Auto Zone, etc. Thanks!

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Its a 4 or 5mm socket. Just put it on an extension and use a ratchet.
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Its a 4 or 5mm socket. Just put it on an extension and use a ratchet.
Thanks Tommy583...I'll try that.
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5mm (i think)

I belive it's a 5mm.
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I belive it's a 5mm.

Ditto.


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Thanks guys...it was 5mm. Got the new headlight installed in minutes.
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You got a good solid click?
locked in flush?

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You got a good solid click?
locked in flush?

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Yes, I heard the "click" and it's flush. I only worry a bit because the previous one flew out during hard braking and I definitely don't want that to happen again. Is there any recommendation for an additional step to secure it in the event that I slam on the brakes one day????
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time to get creative....

If it's a real concern to you (as it should be after having happened once),
I'd open the wheel well liner and attach something to the back of the light from there...

I did that to connect my wire plug (since it's cracked and will not plug in on it's own.)

good luck.
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The replacing of my burned out low beam bulb was ridiculous easy. I think it makes up for the process to change the engine air filter. Maybe not....

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