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JeeepCreeep 05-26-2009 09:45 PM

Headlight replacement
 
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Hi,

I have searched all over for simple instructions to replace my headlights and have come up empty handed.

Here is my issue:

I got the headlights out ok and got the new ones in the old frames but I can't figure out how to secure the light into the socket. The frame around the light provides 2 screws, one on the top and the other on one side. When I try to screw the light in, it obviously either makes the light lean upward or lean to the side the screw is on. And because of this crazy thing called gravity, the light falls away from the screws because there is nothing holding it up! Im frustrated. Check out these pictures I took, I figured no one would understand what I'm talking about.

Maybe the spring in one of those pictures can be used somehow, but I can't figure out how it would attach to the frame. The spring is much too short to hook on the outside of the frame.


Thanks for all your help.

buckshot500 05-26-2009 10:49 PM

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Originally Posted by JeeepCreeep (Post 378130)
Hi,

I have searched all over for simple instructions to replace my headlights and have come up empty handed.

Here is my issue:

I got the headlights out ok and got the new ones in the old frames but I can't figure out how to secure the light into the socket. The frame around the light provides 2 screws, one on the top and the other on one side. When I try to screw the light in, it obviously either makes the light lean upward or lean to the side the screw is on. And because of this crazy thing called gravity, the light falls away from the screws because there is nothing holding it up! Im frustrated. Check out these pictures I took, I figured no one would understand what I'm talking about.

Maybe the spring in one of those pictures can be used somehow, but I can't figure out how it would attach to the frame. The spring is much too short to hook on the outside of the frame.


Thanks for all your help.

Those two screws, are for aiming adjustment only.

The two screws on either side of the top yellow circle are the ones you remove for lamp replacement.

There should be two more like them, on the bottom of the bezel.

Take the lamp back out of the bezel, leaving the bezel off the support frame.

Put the adjuster screws back the way they were, & re-connect the spring on the lower right.
Then put the lamp & bezel back.

Find a wall, that has really flat pavement in front of it, & re-aim your lights at night.

I use the side wall of the supermarket, around the corner!

Pull up to it at as close to a right angle as you can. But stay back about 40 or 50 feet.

Keep in mind, that you want to aim them, so they are slightly lower than the lights are. (Use a tape measure)

Also remember that you want them to stay just to the right of center so as not to blind oncoming drivers.

If you cant get them close enough for your liking, take it to a pro to have them aligned.

dooder 05-27-2009 05:24 AM

When changing bulbs all you need to do is remove the two little screws on top and two on bottom but too late now. anyway you need to hook up that spring to the headlight cage. there should be a hole onback along with those adjustment screws thats all that holds up the headlight cage. you had to of disconnected the springs when disassembling or headlights would have fallen out on their own.
ide take it all apart and hook up spring first and then adjustment screws. that spring has too much tension to hook up later.

JeeepCreeep 05-27-2009 09:06 AM

Ohhh ok, that makes sense. It's gonna be a biitch to get that back in the way it was but oh well, now I learned my lesson.

Thanks for the help guys. Do you think the spring just hooks onto the edge of the cage? Because I don't see a hole designed just for that spring.


Thanks.


Rich

dooder 05-27-2009 04:53 PM

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Originally Posted by JeeepCreeep (Post 378287)
Do you think the spring just hooks onto the edge of the cage? Because I don't see a hole designed just for that spring.


Thanks.


Rich

you know, im not sure since ive never taken it completely apart but its got to hook on there somewhere

JeeepCreeep 05-27-2009 11:47 PM

Yea, there was like a little groove/indent in the bottom side that the spring easily hooked into. I was at work when I wrote that and just wanted to cover all my bases when I actually went to fit the headlights.

All is well.



Thanks!



Rich


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