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somebody5788
08-20-2010, 04:06 PM
I have searched for this before but there is no info on how hard they are. I need to fix my e-code on the right side but not risking making it worse lol.

stevejones19
08-20-2010, 04:25 PM
I litterally just got home and was going to search this. I tried the oven, but was too difficult to try and pull it apart when they are so hot. And oven mits dont work well. lol. I was gonna run to home depot and grab some sanding paper to refinish them, Then i was gonna try to use a hair dryer or something to try and get them apart.

But i would love to know an easier way.

Seerlah
08-20-2010, 05:00 PM
Onemoremile (Jim) did it before. Not sure if it was OEM Valeo or not (pretty sure they were), but he opened them up to paint the inside black. Maybe he will chime in or you can PM him.

Blake260
08-20-2010, 08:56 PM
i have a bunch of times.

A heat gun works the best for getting them apart, just go slow and be careful, because whatever you use to pry them apart can usually crack whatever your prying against.

somebody5788
08-21-2010, 12:58 AM
If its as big a PITA as the e90 headlights then... ya....

thewagen
08-21-2010, 04:36 AM
I have searched for this before but there is no info on how hard they are. I need to fix my e-code on the right side but not risking making it worse lol.

pm ldetter i know he has taken a pair apart and turned em into fogs. he might be able to help as well

LDetter
08-21-2010, 05:19 PM
^ I did take mine apart but I used a die grinder since the lights were junk anyway. I wouldn't reccomend that method lol.

thewagen
08-21-2010, 06:04 PM
^ I did take mine apart but I used a die grinder since the lights were junk anyway. I wouldn't reccomend that method lol.

lol yeah that wont help much

Watson
08-21-2010, 08:15 PM
Heat gun, patients, I did it, took a lot of time but it was well worth it in the end.

SurferForever
08-22-2010, 10:36 PM
what is wrong with your ecode that you need to fix it?

SeekB00st
08-22-2010, 11:16 PM
I dremeled them and resealed.
No moisture build up at all while being unnoticeable.

somebody5788
08-23-2010, 06:05 AM
I hit a Grand Am 2 years ago and it broke the lower mount internally on the headlight. Its the part that it swivels on to adjust them. I'm now blinding the world with my 55w HID's....... It was acceptable with 35w but now its just stupid.

stevejones19
08-23-2010, 04:36 PM
ok well you go first and let me know what works, or doesn't work for you... lol

somebody5788
08-23-2010, 04:41 PM
ok well you go first and let me know what works, or doesn't work for you... lol

hahaha. ugh.............

Quattro 4 Life
08-24-2010, 10:41 AM
I've done this and the first headlight i put in the oven and pried it open and cracked the lens in the process, which took forever in the firstplace, the glue that holds the damn things together is unreal. I said to hell with that and just cut the lens off on the second on and used some plastic weld to put it back together, but somehow it fogs up. Really bad in the wet winters up here in the PNW.

stevejones19
08-24-2010, 03:10 PM
I've done this and the first headlight i put in the oven and pried it open and cracked the lens in the process, which took forever in the firstplace, the glue that holds the damn things together is unreal. I said to hell with that and just cut the lens off on the second on and used some plastic weld to put it back together, but somehow it fogs up. Really bad in the wet winters up here in the PNW.


Well jeez, thats exactly what i didn't want to hear. lol.

Mine aren't broken inside, just somehow really dirty and unattractive. Looks like it just sucks to be me.

somebody5788
08-24-2010, 05:39 PM
Anyone want good looking Valeo e-codes? I'll trade them straight up for depo's lmao. Just the right headlight takes some fiddling to get aimed.