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Old 12-27-2007, 09:03 PM   #1
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IPF Headlights

I installed my IPF headlights and fatboy bulbs last night. Everything went good except for dropping and busting the first stock light I took out!! I was wondering if anyone had any trouble with fitment?? My drivers side has some play in it. If you tap on the light it moves back and forth. My passenger side is good!! I don't know what would be different. I would appreciate it if someone could tell me what to check!! Thanks again!!

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Old 12-27-2007, 09:26 PM   #2
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Mine does the same thing. One of them just has a little "wiggle" in it but it hasn't become a problem.

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Old 12-27-2007, 09:28 PM   #3
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That's wierd, one is good and the other is loose. I thought maybe I did something different and someone could maybe point out what I had done. I didn't wanna take it out and smash it into 2000 pieces like I did my stock bulb!!
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Old 12-27-2007, 09:33 PM   #4
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The bucket is plastic of some kind, I have had them break, pull the light out and check the bucket itself, it's two pieces, the base piece that mounts to the sheetmetal and the ring that holds the headlight, one of the adjusters that holds it together might be broken. It's non repairable at least in the two times it happened to me, ended up buying new ones for $90 at the dealer.
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Old 12-27-2007, 09:35 PM   #5
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I just finished changing my bulbs and I never want to do that again. The BL was easier.
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Old 12-27-2007, 09:41 PM   #6
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Why, whats the big deal, 3 trim ring screws, 3 retainer screws on the ring, light comes out, unplug, clean the plugs, some dielectric grease, plug them backin and reassemble. You might get your hands dirty and if you sit on an overturned 5 gallon bucket you won't even get your knees dirty
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Old 12-27-2007, 10:00 PM   #7
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Yeah, for people who have little fingers it may be easy. And its also dark out and I only had a flashlight.
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Old 12-27-2007, 10:05 PM   #8
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being dark out would suck, but I didn't think it was bad. I have 4 screws on the retaining ring. Everyone always says 3. It must have changed on the 03's or something.
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Old 12-27-2007, 10:11 PM   #9
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I also had 4. Had to bend the one tab for the bezel to get to it. Probably would have been easier if I had a shop and all the right tools.
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Old 12-31-2007, 08:03 AM   #10
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If your IPF housing is loose, you can bend those little tabs that fit in the factory retainer for a snugger fit. Some have also used a bit of that window/door trim you can find nearly anywhere (the long thin strip stuff) for it to fit snugly.
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I thought it was the easiest install I ever had... and I did it in the dark with only my cell phone as a flashlight...
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mine were kinda a pita, but not too bad. mine fit a little TOO snug, not too loose although it is very worth it once they are in, there light output is phenomenal compared to stock. I have had many passengers compliment the headlights. Especially when both 100watt off road lights are on

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