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Old 05-27-2013, 12:07 PM   #1
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Any tips?

Any tips or advice on installing lights up on the windshield? Just bought a kit and about to install it!
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Old 05-27-2013, 12:20 PM   #2
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Make sure there are no women and children around, because those torx screws are going to make you cuss.

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Old 05-27-2013, 12:34 PM   #3
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Order up a set of really nice torx bits or else you WILL be back at the hardware store buying replacement craftsman/husky/insert crap Chinese manufactured bitset here
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Yep the torx screws rounded right away! *face palm* what now? :s
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Yep the torx screws rounded right away! *face palm* what now? :s
Time to drill them out and get something to replace them from the hardware store.
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Old 05-27-2013, 12:43 PM   #6
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HEAT! I bought a $25 butane torch from home Depot. That and make sure you're using the right torx bit. I think it's a 40,but won't swear to that. It seems to big because of the paint on the bolts.

Heat the bolts for 5 minutes with the torch, get the bit in there and they should come out. They have loctite on them, the heat breaks it down.
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The bracket kit came with new ones so I'm good there.
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Old 05-27-2013, 12:45 PM   #8
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Yep the torx screws rounded right away! *face palm* what now? :s

Return the kit and install on bumper?

Drill em out. I tried getting one of those $*&@(@A out once and decided it wasn't worth the effort of whatever I was trying to do.

Heat helps, but isn't guaranteed.
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Got em out with an air hammer. Now just need to figure out my wiring :s
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I folded my windshield enough to run the wires in between the gasket and in behind the dash.
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Old 05-28-2013, 11:12 AM   #11
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All installed. Looks mean I love it!

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