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So I'm looking at my headlights this evening, and I see what appears to be a ridge around the unit (around the top, sides and bottom) making it look like the clear plastic piece detaches from the backing piece-the piece that actually holds the bulbs and mounts to the radiator support. My question is...will this, infact come apart? I've got a great idea, and was wondering if anyone has ever taken theirs apart. Just wondering.

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yes u can take the housin apart. do the oven bake trick or have fun with a heat gun. make sure u seal it back up right. and dont break the plastic.
 

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Wow - I can't believe, as long as you've been around here, that you never heard of the bake-your-headlights thing!:eek:
 

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1. remove headlights

There are 3 screws each, the one on top which is obvious, one about in the middle of the lights looking straight down, and one in the middle rear.

2. Place ONE headlight in an oven about 200 degrees high for about 5 minutes.

3. Take a flat screwdriver and slowly prop open the headlight. Clean with whatever you need. I found engine degreaser works well.

4. Put back in the oven and heat for about 5 minutes. Then put the headlight back together.

5. I would recommend sealing the joints w/ something else, just to be safe. I used super glue.

6. Repeat for the other headlight.

7. Return headligts, enjoy beer and blowjob, not necessarily in that order.
 

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yo everyone i'm gonna try to do a DIY clear lights for my friend's 2000 altima, all i need to know is if it is like DIY clears for honda accords and civics? just use a heat gun and pry them apart and take out the orange piece? and then seal them up with sillicone clear rite ? THanks for any info .
 

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winston, he's talking about the 2000 headlights.
For the 2000's:
I'm gonna tell you it probably won't work. Let's just say a friend of mine tried it and it didn't come apart, and he knows what he's doing.

Just letting you know about that in case you want to rethink it
 

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freshman said:
winston, he's talking about the 2000 headlights.
For the 2000's:
I'm gonna tell you it probably won't work. Let's just say a friend of mine tried it and it didn't come apart, and he knows what he's doing.

Just letting you know about that in case you want to rethink it
yeah I know, isn't the 2000 headlight at least 85% red. It seems like you might as well fabricate your own tails.
 

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The 2000 TAILlights are about 90% red. The HEADlights are, from the center out, yellow, clear, clear, orange reflector.
 

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heh... my 2000 headlights are red, clear, clear, orange reflector... =) i wanna get rid of that damn reflector and ut in soem red bulbs there too... if the take-apart-firstbakedintheoven-headlight project works, lemme know.. id luv to get rid of those damn orange things... =)
 

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Better idea!

Dont paint it black. Paint it the color of your car! So the back of it matches to the paint. I dont think this is a good idea though. That reflective part is what splits up the light. I think it would make driving at night a bitch. But if it works lets us know. Experimentation is key.
 

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IllAvBIll said:
im gunna take my lights out and paint the part not used for reflecting the light. black!
my friend did this with her car and it looks sweet! i am getting my car painted black once winter is over... but, my headlights are getting that yellowish /foggy look on them cause of my hyperwhites so while ive got them apart i am gunna paint it.
 

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i mean the honda ones are easy!!! so would it be THAT much more difficult for the 2000 altimas?? i just used a heat gun and just went back and forth around teh sillicone and use a flat head and cleaned off the sillicone and did the same all around
 
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