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#1 enshiu

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 11:01 AM

Hi, as per request of Scotty I am going to write how to open headlights and convert them.

What you need :D :

- Huge box where the headlight fit in

- Hair dryer

- Philips screwdriver

- Flat screwdriver

- 8 mm 1/4" ratchet

-10 mm 1/4" ratchet with flex extension and normal extension

- aluminium sheet


First remove the front bumper by using this guide:

www.forgemotorsport.co.uk/media/FMINTR35(1).pdf


After removing the bumper and crash bar you are around here:

Thanks to theHitman for his service and the picture :D

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Remove all the bolts on the headlight and remove all the connectors and two screws at the rear.

You need to remove all the screws from the back of the headlight including all the Bulbs and Headlight adaptor and Xenon Bulb as well.

After this you need a box to put them as they are huge and will not fit a standard size oven.

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Close it and make a hole on the side so the hair dryer just fits in there.

Warm it up 30mins inside the box and pull it apart

first on upperside then on underside

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Use an 8mm socket to detach the headlamp unit inside.

Thanks to the 370Z forum

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Turn left to disassemble

Then unscrew all screws at the rear:

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This is what you need to convert:

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Buy an aluminium sheet and cut like this for LHD (for RHD mirror this):

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Paste with (kit) it on the big red circle:

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That is it.

Install everything back reverse wise.

Don't forget to heat the headlamp again to put back the glue to it sticks together.

Don't also forget to reinstall all the screws back.

Before RHD:

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After LHD :

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You can take the piece of metal off if you ever move back to an RHD country.

My country (Netherlands) allows flat pattern so I have done them like this:

Left:

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Right:

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I will upload the picture afterwards when I have found my aluminium piece.

Thanks for reading.

Edited by enshiu, 12 February 2013 - 03:52 PM.

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#2 Scotty

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:35 PM

Cheers for the tip enshiu, only problem is a dont trust myself doing this, al end up breking em sum how lol

#3 Wicked

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 01:57 PM

Very good write up bro. I will add it to the DIY section..
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:27 PM

Added to DIY Sticky.
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#5 enshiu

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:41 AM

Thanks all.

Vehicle:

2008 Spec JDM R35 GT-R Premium edition with winter package and carbon foot mats.


Specs and project:

http://www.gtrlife.c...600whp-upgrade/
 


"I feel the passion going into our cars are going as far as beyond the horizon".

The GTR is never the prom queen. But she's always the girl you should marry.



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