Don't be &quot;That Guy&quot;
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Marysville O - H - I - O
Vehicle: 98 Dakota Clubcab 7.2L
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I used to reach in through the fender. fuck that. reaching into a blind hole, trying to line up the tabs so the light fits in just right, then getting hte lock ring to line up and twist into place...while being a contortionist...it took me probably 30 minutes to change 2 head lights, just because I was fighting everything.
I just finished some paint work where i pulled the front lights off. I'm doing my headlights that way from now on. I think I cut my time in half! torx screw for the corner lights, 3 10mm bolts for the head light, and I had it off in about 3 minutes. swap the lights out while good visibility, great access, and not worry about smashing that expensive halogen lamp against something or touching it and getting oils on it, etc. then put it all back together.
so much easier, and because of how it's built/designed, you don't mess with the headlight aim at all when you remove it.