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    please post the headlight removal diagram

    Been a while since i've replaced a DRL. I did it last on an 02. Can someone post the diagram again to safely remove the headlight assembly on a 2004 lade?

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    Re: please post the headlight removal diagram

    Quote Originally Posted by gort View Post
    Been a while since i've replaced a DRL. I did it last on an 02. Can someone post the diagram again to safely remove the headlight assembly on a 2004 lade?
    You could just let the light stay out and save the trouble .

    Sorry for not being a help to your question, but if you get the diagram, you could use it to turn the other one off, as well.

    It would be great if we had less DRLs .

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    Re: please post the headlight removal diagram

    1. Open hood

    2. Take off the plastic cover by taking off all the snap clips by using a flathead screwdriver. (i'm guessing there's 7 of them)

    3. On top of the headlight, there should be 2 "L" or "7" shape metal bar thingy. lol. Not sure how to call it. Anyways, take those two out.

    The headlight should now pop right out. It'll be easier if you pop the side of the grill off too. Just dont take the whole grill off.

    Anyways, you can always look in your manual as well.

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    Re: please post the headlight removal diagram

    Quote Originally Posted by DLE View Post
    1. Open hood

    2. Take off the plastic cover by taking off all the snap clips by using a flathead screwdriver. (i'm guessing there's 7 of them)

    3. On top of the headlight, there should be 2 "L" or "7" shape metal bar thingy. lol. Not sure how to call it. Anyways, take those two out.

    The headlight should now pop right out. It'll be easier if you pop the side of the grill off too. Just dont take the whole grill off.

    Anyways, you can always look in your manual as well.
    Thanks. That's what I remembered (not needing any special tools) just wanted to double check. Better safe than sorry. Gonna get my dead bulb fixed tomorrow when there's daylight.

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    Re: please post the headlight removal diagram

    You should buy these bulbs to put as your DRLs.

    These are by far the best bulbs i've ever used for my DRLs. Looks just like HIDs from far away.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/3157-...79232667QQrdZ1

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    Re: please post the headlight removal diagram

    Quote Originally Posted by DLE View Post
    You should buy these bulbs to put as your DRLs.

    These are by far the best bulbs i've ever used for my DRLs. Looks just like HIDs from far away.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/3157-...79232667QQrdZ1

    Any modification required to use those or dot hey just pop in?

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    Re: please post the headlight removal diagram

    Quote Originally Posted by gort View Post
    Any modification required to use those or dot hey just pop in?
    For DRL's they just pop in. I used some tower looking LED ones. They are very nice and look alot better than stock and last longer too.

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    Re: please post the headlight removal diagram

    Here to resurrect this thread. Those suggested DRL's were awesome, look just like HID. One finally burnt out and I need another set but the auction is too old to find. Anybody have an updated place to get more??

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    Re: please post the headlight removal diagram

    Quote Originally Posted by gort View Post
    Here to resurrect this thread. Those suggested DRL's were awesome, look just like HID. One finally burnt out and I need another set but the auction is too old to find. Anybody have an updated place to get more??
    Dont you ever resurrect a thread again! Just kiddin.

    Go to ebay and type in 3157 white..

    Find some here.
    http://search.ebay.com/search/search...hite&category0=

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    Re: please post the headlight removal diagram

    does anyone have a real picture diagram?

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    Question I got mine out without a diagram

    Quote Originally Posted by DLE View Post
    1. Open hood

    2. Take off the plastic cover by taking off all the snap clips by using a flathead screwdriver. (i'm guessing there's 7 of them)

    3. On top of the headlight, there should be 2 "L" or "7" shape metal bar thingy. lol. Not sure how to call it. Anyways, take those two out.

    The headlight should now pop right out. It'll be easier if you pop the side of the grill off too. Just dont take the whole grill off.

    Anyways, you can always look in your manual as well.
    I followed these steps a few minutes ago. However, after unplugging the harness, there is a tube like wire. What is it and how can it safely be removed?



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    Quote Originally Posted by spirit man
    I followed these steps a few minutes ago. However, after unplugging the harness, there is a tube like wire. What is it and how can it safely be removed?


    That wire is for the hid low beam bulb and can be removed at the ballast(just don't break nothing)just follow the wire to the ballast behind the grille

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    Re: please post the headlight removal diagram

    The plug that is disconnected goes into the ballast. That's the only thing that has a connector into the ballast.The is not connector to the end of the tube going into the ballast. The ballast I have is OEM, but I left it there for now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spirit man
    The plug that is disconnected goes into the ballast. That's the only thing that has a connector into the ballast.The is not connector to the end of the tube going into the ballast. The ballast I have is OEM, but I left it there for now.
    There is two harnesses the larger one(which I see disconnected in the pic) and a smaller one which is for the hid low beam only and the connector for it is on the ballast located just behind the grille(remove it to gain access to the ballast)
    The connector is like a headlight bulb harness and is easy to remove

    I have had my headlight out before to clean them but I never disconnected the hid ballast as I had just enough slack to get the housings to where I could pour the water in the drl socket holder(I had the haze on the inside because of the drl bulbs) then worked it around then drained it

    One word of advice don't mess with the hid bulb glass(the grease on your fingers will kill the bulb in no time) or have the headlights on with a hid bulb disconnected as damage to a ballast will happen

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