Mar 25 2008

Tutorial: Headlight Disassembly

Published by at 4:04 pm under Mazda Tutorials

Tools Needed:

Philips Screwdriver

10 mm Socket / Wrench

Oven big enough for headlight w/timer.

Difficulty: 8.5/10

Time Required: 1 Hour (For Disassembly Only)

Prerequisites:

Bumper Removal

Headlight Removal

You may see this method and ask why anyone would want to do this to their headlight. The anwser will actually net you a few reasons. For mine, I covered them all and they were to Remove the Orange Reflector, Angel Eye Install and so I could drill holes to help mount my ballasts.

Install:

Preheat Oven to 200 Degrees.

Then start by removing the plastic mounts used to mount the head light to the car. This will require the philips for 1 screw on the bottom and the 10 mm to take the top of the inside (towards the center of the car) part of the mount.

Remove the Outer Rubber Ring of the low beam bulb.

Take out the low beam bulb.

Remove the plastic top part of the mount (2x 10 mm Bolts) and the bottom bar with a philips screwdriver.

This is to show the little tab you need to push into release the other end of the bracket. Once done we are now ready to Bake the headlight.

MMMMMM….. Headlight, It’s what’s for Dinner. (200 Degrees for 15 Min)

After 15 min is up take out the headlight, get some gloves (mechanics gloves are great for this) and start by pulling the headlight apart from the corner. You may need a flat head screwdriver to get the clear cover away from the tabs.



That is all there really is to it, just bake and pull apart. As far as reassembling get it back together as much as you can and then put it back in the oven for 10 min instead of 15 and push it together. I don’t see a need to use extra silicone to reseal it, however if you do end up with moisture in the lights you may need to check your seals. However if you drill extra holes in the housing from say “Angel Eyes” or for mounting the moisture will dissappear within a few hours of being out of direct sunlight. At least it has in my experience.

Krystm’s Garage and it’s affiliates are not responsible for any damage or problems that may come from doing this incorrectly this is only a guide. However if you follow this guide and are careful there should be no problems. Just take your time and follow the guide.

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