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Old 11-23-2004, 12:50 PM   #1
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Getting front headlights off

I cant figure it out.... 96 Mustang
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OK here it is The front headlights have 2 post on the back of them that stick thru the headlight support assembly. looking down behind the headlight you will see the threaded post sticking thru and with black plastic adjusters at the base. if you look closely there are metal clips holding them in place you will be a pair of needle nose pliers to pull off the clips and the headlight will fall out
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Old 11-23-2004, 01:50 PM   #3
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if it i just like the 02 then you will just have to take off like two little bars by pulling up and then the bulb is on the back of the head light threaded on, so you will have to twiast the buld assembly to the left.
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This is what I see

What am I suppose to remove
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Old 11-23-2004, 02:21 PM   #5
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remove that tab that is at the right
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Old 11-23-2004, 02:37 PM   #6
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I just did this on my 96.

There are three points of connection between the headlight housing and the body. One of those three has a metal clip, the other two do not. For the one point with the metal clip you pull it off, pull straight up.

For the other two you have to compress the two plastic nubs that hold the plastic plug in place. I have used channel lock pliers and long needle nosed pliers to do this though I suspect a worm gear type hose clamp lightly tightened will do it too.

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hahahhaha. 99+ 0wnz j00 in the headlight removal!

pull two tabs, untwist lights, you're done!
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Pull up on the tab. You might have to squeez in the black peice that the Tab clipped to to get it to slip through the hole.
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Old 11-23-2004, 03:56 PM   #9
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Headlights and corners are on omg they look so sexy... pics to come when Nate gets his camera over here
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Very cool...me wants pics
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I just did this on my 96.

There are three points of connection between the headlight housing and the body. One of those three has a metal clip, the other two do not. For the one point with the metal clip you pull it off, pull straight up.

For the other two you have to compress the two plastic nubs that hold the plastic plug in place. I have used channel lock pliers and long needle nosed pliers to do this though I suspect a worm gear type hose clamp lightly tightened will do it too.

Good luck.

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i guess they are very different to 99+
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i guess they are very different to 99+
Yea alot different
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so my instructions helped
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Hmmm Corey...I recall you using like the back of a mallett and popping mine right out at the time we installed the front saleen facia onto me car...yes and thats why the one clip kinda went broke by accident by yourself!
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Here is your what???
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hahahhaha. 99+ 0wnz j00 in the headlight removal!

pull two tabs, untwist lights, you're done!
hell yeah
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Hmmm Corey...I recall you using like the back of a mallett and popping mine right out at the time we installed the front saleen facia onto me car...yes and thats why the one clip kinda went broke by accident by yourself!
How would I get a mallet behind the headlamp and knock it out ?????

Now as I was installing the headlamp I pushed it in so I could install the clip and the post broke off!!!! I also fixed it didn't I HUMMMMM!!!!!!!!! That is also a caution to be careful if installing the ultra Clear headlights the stem is made of somewhat cheezy plastic !!!!
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Here is your what???
lol I forgot the link, its at my house not at school.

On the other side, where are pics Brent!
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Headlights and corners are on omg they look so sexy... pics to come when Nate gets his camera over here
Nate get lost?
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Nate get lost?
He was suppose to post the pictures before he went to michigan

Got to wait for Mike to get his up
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