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Old 09-12-2009, 03:06 PM   #1
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Question Box Headlight assemblies

Just got a good pair used here on the 986 site and they look like brand new. Boy am I a happy bud. Anyway has anyone every changed them out...looks like I have to go thru the fender well to replace them. Jerry

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Old 09-12-2009, 03:41 PM   #2
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Do you have your owners manual and the headlight removal tool that's in the tool kit that came with the car?
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Headlight removal is detailed in the owner's manual. In short: loosen the trunk sidewall carpet, remove the rubber plug, insert supplied removal tool into the hole, turn 90 degrees to unlock the light, another 90 to push it out, and remove.
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Run a search on Youtube, worked for me.
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Old 09-12-2009, 05:42 PM   #5
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When I got my box last year I was reading the owner's manual and saw how to pull the headlight assembly. I couldn't believe it was really that easy, so I pulled one for the hell of it. It was the easiest thing I've done to any car anytime. No harder than filling the tank with gas!!

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