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Old Jun 17, 2017, 05:32 AM   #1
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Alrighty, sorry for the absolutely noob questions, but i took out my headlights to blacken the inside rather than the chrome... I was just wondering what needs to be taken off before I throw it in the oven.





Also, I was trying to get one of the bulbs out (and it still wont come out), so I tried using pliers to help give me some leverage... But then this happened:




Any info for either of these would be great, thanks!
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OK, update.... So I got the bulb out, but as I went to go pull out the HID bulb, I found this:
http://imgur.com/a/FsH9a
(The screw holding down the HID bulb spring was stripped).
Apparently, someone tried doing this before and failed. Does anyone have an idea to get it out? i tried using an extraction kit and the rubber band method, but still no luck.
And do I need to take off ALL the wires and the silver box before I put it in the oven or do I leave it on there? I am trying to unscrew the ground wire and that won't come out aswell.... Any suggestions? Thanks.

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Take off balasts (silver boxes) All the wires and bulbs and I removed my HID motor cables as well
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Take off balasts (silver boxes) All the wires and bulbs and I removed my HID motor cables as well
Do you need to remove these black boxes? ( I think they are the HID leveling motors), and if so, how? I unscrewed everything and it still wont come out.

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Do you need to remove these black boxes? ( I think they are the HID leveling motors), and if so, how? I unscrewed everything and it still wont come out.

It pulls out, its very hard, I didnt remove mine I baked it with those, just removed the cables to make room.
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OK, update.... So I got the bulb out, but as I went to go pull out the HID bulb, I found this:
http://imgur.com/a/FsH9a
(The screw holding down the HID bulb spring was stripped).
Apparently, someone tried doing this before and failed. Does anyone have an idea to get it out? i tried using an extraction kit and the rubber band method, but still no luck.
And do I need to take off ALL the wires and the silver box before I put it in the oven or do I leave it on there? I am trying to unscrew the ground wire and that won't come out aswell.... Any suggestions? Thanks.
Ive never seen a screw holding that down you should be able to just push the spring away from the notch its in and pull the bulb out
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Here's how mine is
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It pulls out, its very hard, I didnt remove mine I baked it with those, just removed the cables to make room.
Then you just gotta remove the cables? Is it ok to keep the black cable with the gears at the end of it on for baking or take that off?


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Then you just gotta remove the cables? Is it ok to keep the black cable with the gears at the end of it on for baking or take that off?


that is the Cable im refering to. I took mine off, but I think youd be ok leaving it on
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that is the Cable im refering to. I took mine off, but I think youd be ok leaving it on
OK, thank you so much! Now... lol.... I need to get that stripped screw out.. Its the one holding down the HID Bulb spring.... And the screw holding down the ballast ground. Any ideas? Both won't come out...

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ok listen the one on the right in the above photo does NOT get removed, and the ground one on the left, you could leave on as well
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ok listen the one on the right in the above photo does NOT get removed, and the ground one on the left, you could leave on as well
Don't you have to take out the HID bulb before cooking it? And don't you have to remove the ground to completely remove the ballast? Im sorry for my noobness...
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Don't you have to take out the HID bulb before cooking it? And don't you have to remove the ground to completely remove the ballast? Im sorry for my noobness...
Wow, im such an idiot.... I didnt see the screw on the back of the ballast for the ground.... But still, I thought you needed to remove the HID spring to get the bulb out?
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Wow, im such an idiot.... I didnt see the screw on the back of the ballast for the ground.... But still, I thought you needed to remove the HID spring to get the bulb out?
you push the spring with your finger and it will come off that notch like I said and then you can pull the bulb off
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Wow, im such an idiot.... I didnt see the screw on the back of the ballast for the ground.... But still, I thought you needed to remove the HID spring to get the bulb out?
Push here and slide it up a bit
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