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    Are the Head lights covers re movable

    Hi guys I need to know if the headlight covers are removeable the inside of mine are yellow and drity makes me thinks it's been under water. I seen some tabs on it but I haven't screwed with them because i wasn't sure thanks guys

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    Re: Are the Head lights covers re movable

    The headlight covers are held in by clips and an epoxy seal. I removed mine by using a heat gun on the seal and prying it off.

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    Re: Are the Head lights covers re movable

    I think its more complicated then that. You need to put them in a preheated oven 250-350° for 3-4 minutes that should soften the sealant then you can pull it out with gloves and have a buddy who will help you with a set of screw drivers, you need to slowly start prying up on it to try to separate the glass/plastic piece away from the rest... heat gun can be used at the spots where it starts to harden...


    Good luck and let us know how it goes.

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    Re: Are the Head lights covers re movable

    HEY elo V6 thank you guys so much ILL let you know how it goes

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    Re: Are the Head lights covers re movable

    Actually, you really don't need the heat gun. It helps, but, is not necessary. I just took mine apart with no heat. Just needed about 4 screwdrivers.

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    Hey Tp I will check that out I had to go out of country with my wife for a while but now I'm back I'll get cracking

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    Re: Are the Head lights covers re movable

    Just bought a '98. Same issue -- covers looked opaque and dirty, and the lights were dim. I saw some comments on another forum somewhere that suggested cleaning them with a chemical plastic cleaner. I took it a step further. I bought some Mother's rubbing compound and Maguires <sp?> plastic cleaner at the local O'Reilley's and buffed the headlight covers with a new 6" circular buffing machine (Walmart $22) and a medium terry cloth pad (2 for $6). It took about 30 minutes and a few applications (each) of the two different compounds, but it took all the scratches and (I'm sure of it) a micro-layer of plastic off the surface. They cleaned up pretty good. At least, I don't have to replace them now. Those headlight units are EXPENSIVE to replace! The cheapest I was able to find those new are around $100 each. And they don't just sell the cover part of the module! You want a new one, you buy the entire headlight module.
    Total cost? -- about $40, and I used the buffing machine and goop to clean up the rest of the car, and have that stuff laying around now to do it all over again! The ole' Cat shined up real nice.

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    Well catman thanks for that tip although it sounds like an lot of work I'm sure it"s all worth it. and to all you guys that drive civics........You go girl!!

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    Wow guys I just finish the head lights and they look new I removed them by the methods you guys talked about and I polish them inside and out resealed them with black rtv reinstalled them and OOOoHHHh man!! what a differance And to all you guys that drive civics......You go girl

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    Re: Are the Head lights covers re movable

    the good thing about the original headlights is that you dont really have a bad time for reversing wires like thoses new headlights from germany, so a good avise is if you are thinking to get thoses headlights from germany don't waste your time, already got two and i don't want you guys going tru the samething like me well the history is long you may found and diferent post "my new headlights"
    so i'm doing now is go back to the original and try to do like you describe and the remove the cover and costumize with the angel eyes rings so if you are interesting in that i may post screenshots step by step and see how the things go ..otherwise i thing i'm the only person in houston that have angel eyes without hid ...

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    Re: Are the Head lights covers re movable

    WOW!! I love that kit on a black cat with the black projectors!!! It's so sexy!! Are you getting rid or your projectors? I'm thinking about getting the 1st design of black projectors and putting angel eyes in them. Here's my car with angel eyes i just put in the OEM headlight. I accidentally cracked one and pissed me off but oh well. Have some other pics later 'cause i removed the fogs.




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    Re: Are the Head lights covers re movable

    Is your hood aftermarket? It doesn't seem like it shines like the rest of the body.

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    Re: Are the Head lights covers re movable

    Everyone's going to hate me for this but...some idiot truck was stopped at a yeild sign on the cell phone and when i double checked my yeild, looked up, bam! My headlights are all fu**ed up and the hood was badly damaged. I fixed it all myself and got a hood from the auto salvage. Needless to say it was white!! I HAD to paint it to keep me from going insane!! I spray painted it black. I'm just joined a car club alot of my family members are in, i get alot of hookups so i'm gonna get new paint job...however i'm seeing if Circuit City gets my application online. That's why it doesn't shine like the rest!

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    Re: Are the Head lights covers re movable

    ahh figured something like that might have happened.

    Gives you a reason to get a a brand new shiny paint job though

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