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 ...
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.
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
- 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.
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.