With the composite lights there are about 4 different methods depending
on which lights you actually have. One is a pair of plastic tabs that
will pull up to release the entire light assembly. Those will be on the
backside of the core support. Another method is two threaded pins used
to go down from the top and retain the light assembly. For that one look
for two inverted torx heads on a long shaft that goes down through the
light housing (Make sure you DON'T get the adjusters instead). The pins
unscrew and then pull up. Another that was used was three screws through
the back of the headlight mount bracket into plastic inserts in the core
support, remove the screws to remove the light assembly. The last system
used tabs located on the headlight assembly itself. Those you released
by rotating the tabs and releasing the light from the adjuster mounts.
This version has the two inverted Torx shafts (two per headlamp). One
is higher than the other and I thought these were used to adjust the
vertical/horizontal positions. There is also two Phillips head screw
assemblies recessed down in the grill area. the inverted torx shafts
have little black covers on them that pop off exposing the shaft.
One pair on the headlight mount adjust the lights. Those will be down
near the lights under the plastic trim panel.
The ones that remove the light stick up above the panel. One will be
in a hole in the core support next to the hood bumper and the other will
be just in front of the core support and to the left of the headlight,
inline with the grill. They will be either inverted torx or hex headed.
Take a look at
http://albums.photo.epson.com/j/AlbumIndex?u@80238&a2611765&fon the ones with labels you will find one with the retainer pins and one
with the pull tab retainers
This is great information ! I will be replacing the lamps tomorrow for
my brother-in-law. I have a 06' GTI, 98' B4000 and 06'
Pathfinder...the B4000 (aka Ford Ranger) has kept me busy this last
year in repairs :(
All done. Replaced the lamps this afternoon. Thanks again ! Strange
design from what I'm used to but it worked. Only thing is you don't
get the feel for when the Torx post is all the way down ,,,,seems like
you can keep turning till something snaps.
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