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Old 03-02-2012, 04:03 PM   eBay Motors  #1 (permalink)
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removing headlight to change bulbs

Hey everyone,

does anyone know how to properly remove the head lights on these new trucks?
i removed the top bolt and the one under the shroud i guess you would call it, and when i pull it seems like something is holding it up,

now before i tear it up has someone done this before? i received my 6k HID kit and would love to put it in!!!

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Old 03-02-2012, 07:22 PM   eBay Motors  #2 (permalink)
 
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There should be a screw/bolt at the bottom rear of the headlight. You should be able to access it by using a socket with an extention in between the bumper and the headlight, you may also be able to get it if you take the inner fender out.
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:20 PM   eBay Motors  #3 (permalink)
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finally found it!

two on top, one on the inside behind the grille shell, and one in the front of the fender well

i just hope these DDM tuning kits go in with ease!

thanks!
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:48 AM   eBay Motors  #4 (permalink)
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Well?!? How'd it go? Kinda thinkin bout HID's myself!
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I went from behind.

I had to remove the front battery, the tray, remove the bolt for the wiper washer bottle under the tray and the one on the radiator core support so you can move the bottle out of the way. On the passenger's side you have to remove the air box. And, if you run a relay (you should), remove the upper plastic housing that covers the battery cables across the top of the fan shroud.

If you have big hands use someone who has small hands to squeeze through the openings in the radiator header.

It sounds labor intensive, but it only took about 45 minutes to remove everything, wire it up, and put it all back together.
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And, if you run a relay (you should), remove the upper plastic housing that covers the battery cables across the top of the fan shroud.

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what is this Relay you speak of


i never ended up putting them in, but i plan on getting them done at work sometime this week! truck is all nice and clean, even waxed so i want them done quick to add to the Nice ride appeal!

im assuming with 6k, people are going to flash me even more? i guess since the truck is leveled and not nose diving that people that flash me now think my high beams are on

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all that to change bulbs. there making it rediculas to work on our vehicles ,and it just keeps gettin worse. thats technology
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I didn't run a relay and haven't had a problem yet, except for one ballast going bad.
I do get flashed a lot though and have actually had someone follow me all the way to my house and yell at me but thats about it. You'll like em'
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what is this Relay you speak of


i never ended up putting them in, but i plan on getting them done at work sometime this week! truck is all nice and clean, even waxed so i want them done quick to add to the Nice ride appeal!

im assuming with 6k, people are going to flash me even more? i guess since the truck is leveled and not nose diving that people that flash me now think my high beams are on

The relay pulls power directly from the battery or power block instead of through the extremely thin factory wires to the ballasts. The ballasts draw the most power on bulb start-up, but draw much less keeping the bulbs lit than the incandescent bulbs. Remember it's the low voltage that kills the ballasts.
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is there anything special i have to do? since the kit is all plug N play?(as far as i know, the damn chinese could have screwed me over)


interesting idea though!
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