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    05 HeadLight Mod

    Finally got the testicular fortitude to take apart my headlight and put it in the oven to rid myself of those god awful amber lights.
    didnt really take pictures of lights on car before...

    headlight before

    AFTER!!!

    and look at her now...
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    Looks good, what did you use to reseal them up?
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    oven didnt actually cook it like i thought it would it only made it warm enough so that its able to come apart the silicone was still manuverable without being gooey. after you pull out the ambers you just put it back together and bake it again to get the silicone warm and then push it back together and reassemble. if you havent done this mod...do it, and if your scared to...dont be.

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    Nice job!

    After doing this mod to two cars, I still definitely think it's worth the effort!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BurtonsCustom
    oven didnt actually cook it like i thought it would it only made it warm enough so that its able to come apart the silicone was still manuverable without being gooey. after you pull out the ambers you just put it back together and bake it again to get the silicone warm and then push it back together and reassemble. if you havent done this mod...do it, and if your scared to...dont be.

    Oh no I did it like a week after I got my WRX ( 2 years ago ) I just used a blow dryer to heat it up and open them up, it required more effort but I wasn't comfortable with leaving them unattended in an oven. I bought more sealant from a hardware store and used that, I didn't know you just used the old sealant that was on it to start with.
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    Looks good. Toofast and I did this to my headlights a few months back....
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    I have heard that some people are having problems prying the headlight apart after taking it out of the oven. Something about the clips at the bottom of the headlight now coming out I think I might try this mod so I need to get as much advice as possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BurtonsCustom
    oven didnt actually cook it like i thought it would it only made it warm enough so that its able to come apart the silicone was still manuverable without being gooey. after you pull out the ambers you just put it back together and bake it again to get the silicone warm and then push it back together and reassemble. if you havent done this mod...do it, and if your scared to...dont be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mustangtx63
    I have heard that some people are having problems prying the headlight apart after taking it out of the oven. Something about the clips at the bottom of the headlight now coming out I think I might try this mod so I need to get as much advice as possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJSHADOW7
    Looks good. Toofast and I did this to my headlights a few months back....

    And thats an awsome pic man hahah
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    Quote Originally Posted by nSj77h
    And thats an awsome pic man hahah

    haha thanks dude
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    I'm sure that I'm in the extreme minority, but I actually don't mind the look of the amber in the lights. I actually think it looks borderline ricey to white everything out. Wouldn't it also technically be illegal to have non-amber colored turn signals? Eh maybe I'm just 25 going on 50.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug05WRX
    I Wouldn't it also technically be illegal to have non-amber colored turn signals?
    In IL everything I've read says that the turn signals must be visible from X feet away and says nothing about the color of the light (obviously can't be red). A lot of people buy silver bulbs that flash amber if they are that worried. I've heard that they burn out quite quickly unfortunately.
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