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Cadillac Escalade, EXT and ESV Forum - 2007-2014 Discussion, How To Joey Mod (Black) Or Clear Your Headlights in Cadillac Escalade Forums; So, I finally decided to do my Black Denali since I've found some time over the Holidays. Here are some ...
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    So, I finally decided to do my Black Denali since I've found some time over the Holidays. Here are some pics, and the write up of how to do this awesome mod. I'm sure the Escalades would be almost the same, probably just some taping would be different. Like to see if anyone would do this on an Escalade!

    Here are my instructions on blacking out your housings, or clearing your headlights.

    1.) Remove your headlights. Use these instructions from snomon
    http://www.tahoeforum.com/showthread.php?t=3257 Yukon and Escalade lights come off same exact way.

    2.) Take your lights inside your house.

    3.) Tools Needed
    - Gift card to a beauty salon for your wife to get her out of the house for a few of hours
    - At least a 6 pack of your beverage of choice
    - Silicone (Clear)
    - Black Paint for black out or... Chrome Paint if you just want to clear
    - Oven
    - Flat Head Screw Driver
    - t10 tork screw driver or bit,(Shaped Like 6 sided star) I believe that's the size... Mine didn't say, I just grabed the one that fit.





    5.) Remove your bulbs



    6.) Remove these screws



    7.) Preheat Oven to 190 Deg.



    8.) Place light in oven for about 2 mins. You are going to have to do this a few times, I had to do it about 4 times for each light. When you start prying on one side, it will start to cool off and the factory sealant will harden up again. Place it in the oven again to loosen and soften up the sealant again.



    9.) Start working on prying carefully. The best side I found to work on first is the inside off the lights that mount up towards the grille.



    10.) Viola, they are apart. Now get these next 2 screws out.





    11.) Now once you take these screws out, pull the inside housing out.



    12.) Take the orange side reflector out

    there are 3 clips on each one. Push on them from the inside, then flip them over and take a plastic knife to pry them out.





    Continued on next post by JWSchmidt3

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    Re: How To Joey Mod (Black) Or Clear Your Headlights

    And due to a 15 pic limit, here is the rest of your post.

    Quote Originally Posted by patrykkoul View Post
    13.) Tape them ugly orange reflectors on both sides.



    14.) Paint the reflectors on both sides. You chose, I went black cause I am doing my whole lights black. When I cleared my lights, I used chrome paint.

    15.) If you are painting your inside lights, tape off the top clear cover. I couldn't get this darn thing out... there are 3 clips, and I could only get one out. So I just taped it off.





    16.) Paint the inside of your lights. I had to use like 7 coats, cause the paint wasn't sticking to the chrome parts well. I probably should have used etching primer...



    17.) Let them dry, then take the tape off



    18.) Place the coners back in, the old orange reflectors that are now chrome or black.



    19.) Place the painted part back in the clear plastic front.

    20.) Put back those 2 screws you used when taking the inner housing out.

    21.) Place only the back of the headlight back in the oven for about 4 mins to get the factory sealant soft.

    22.) Use your silicone to line the groves on the back of the headlight.

    23.) Place the front and backs together

    24.) Apply the 2 screws on the outside

    25.) Bungee Cord those bad boys tight, and leave them for a while

    26.) Take the bungees off, look at your lights.



    27.) Put your bulbs back in

    28.) Put the lights back on your car!

    I'll post pics of them on my car tomorrow morning!

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    Re: How To Joey Mod (Black) Or Clear Your Headlights

    is there much room for error?/whats the worst that could happen?

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    Re: How To Joey Mod (Black) Or Clear Your Headlights

    can you post a pic or two of them on your vehicle?

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    Re: How To Joey Mod (Black) Or Clear Your Headlights

    Looks good! I hope you added HIDs while you were at it. I still can't believe the Denali does not have HIDS

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    Re: How To Joey Mod (Black) Or Clear Your Headlights

    Yeah it has HIDs, look at the how to do this mod pics where it says 5.) remove your bulbs, notice my HIDs sitting there on my counter

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    Re: How To Joey Mod (Black) Or Clear Your Headlights

    that is one sick looking ride.

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    Re: How To Joey Mod (Black) Or Clear Your Headlights

    Thanks

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    Re: How To Joey Mod (Black) Or Clear Your Headlights

    That looks outstanding!! Great post.
    The above post is my 2 cents....nothing more.

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    Re: How To Joey Mod (Black) Or Clear Your Headlights

    Great job!

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    Re: How To Joey Mod (Black) Or Clear Your Headlights

    i would buy those if they sold they, im not gonna put my light in the oven, odds are i'd break the lights & the oven. anyone know where i can get the head & tailights for my ext in black?

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    Re: How To Joey Mod (Black) Or Clear Your Headlights

    Looks real good. I am going to paint my taillights soon.

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    dawm you're truck looks pimping!!!
    thanks very interesting post keep up the good work.

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    Re: How To Joey Mod (Black) Or Clear Your Headlights

    When you turn the lights on... does it still shine orange? because i have an 07 escalade and i wanted to clear them out or maybe even make them white (color of the car) however i would like for the reflector to shine clear or white when the lights are on.

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