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Does anyone knwo how to clear out teh headlights on an 04 STI. Ive seen it done and have heard can be done at a low cost. If anyone knows please let me know. Thanx.

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http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=384488

Only thing preventing me from doing this mod is putting my headlight in an oven. And the chance condensation may occur is also another factor. I'll grow the balls someday, but right now clearing my headlights is not high on my priority list.

Not trying to be rude or anything bro, but do a search next time. Sometimes you'd be surprised how much info you'll find. :)
 

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I did it to my 03 bug eye. speedbuggy67 from nasioc did it for me. been at least 6 months with no fogging issues.
 

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There is SO nothing to worry about w/ putting your headlight in the oven. Just keep it at the temp specified in the tutorial. I was scared at first too.
 

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It can be done for about $3 (for headlight sealant from your nearest auto supply store, Permatex makes it), a six pack of your favorite beer and about 1-2 hours with one of your friends. It so easy and unless your oven doesn't work properly, you'll have no problems. You'd have to leave the light housing in the oven for at least a half hour for any possibly of damage, maybe longer than that. 200 degrees won't damage your light.

Isuggest a few things though:
1. Have a friend there to help. Major!!

2. Put the light on an old shirt when working on it and try to have a bottle of Goo gone and a soft cloth handy just incase. Most don't need it but I did, some of the stock sealant got inside the light.

3. When finished, put the light back in the oven to reheat the factory sealant. Press together and let it cool. Then apply the new sealant in a bead all along the seam of the light where it was seperated. Garuantee no leak or condensation.

4. Finally and most importantly, have all the bulbs you plan on switching out on hand. Some of the bulbs (parking lights, turnsignals) are a pain in the ars to get to. The parking lights actually require you to pull the housiong out to change them. I've pulled mine out like 6 times :eek3: PITA!!
 

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Do The Mod, Get the Amber Out.

Its just as easy as he said...

Get a friend, print out that thread from NASIOC, have a couple of cold beers ready to celebrate when you are done.

To be safe just do one light at a time. You will be nervous with the first one. Once you see how easy it is, the second one will be fast and easy.

I'm already hunting down another set of 04 headlights to clear and then paint.

You Can Do IT :D
 

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Like they said this mod is pretty simple. I had some help from a friend who just happens to be a professional with spray paint so mine turned out fantastic. The first one is a little nerve racking but the 2nd one is a breeze.
 
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