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How can i get my headlights cleaned? It looks as if there is dirt or something INSIDE of the case itself. Can that come apart so i can clean inside? I have a 93 LX. Thanks

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when I have to clean mine I remove the bulb and tie a paper towel or small rag around the end of a coat hanger spay some windex in to wash it the down side to this is you must make sure it is totally dry before you put the bulb back in or they will fog up.I do it in the morning so they have all day to dry.
 

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Believe it or not they can, and occasionally do get dirty on the inside.I don´t know how, but I´ve seen it on several scorts.I think it is through the drain holes in the lights.You know the ones that are so small that a drop of water couldn´t possibly escape and 9 outta 10 there´s something stuck in it any way.I had one fill up with water once and thought about puttin a gold fish in it.
 

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**URGENT**

Can i take off my headlights to do this, or do i need to leave them on, and is taking off the alignment nubs a big deal!?
 

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05-04-2003 at 12:21, nukewater wrote:
**URGENT**

Can i take off my headlights to do this, or do i need to leave them on, and is taking off the alignment nubs a big deal!?
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You can take em off. just make sure they´re re aligned where you had them when you´re done.
My new lenses weren´t aligned for a while. they pointed towards the right side of the road which go really annoying so I just started to align them and now my drivers side lamp is sticking out in the middle. looks kinda stupid but I don´t think I wanna mess with them.
 

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well you can stick em in the oven and I think the glue may separate the two halves...

Or you can pimp it out bmw style like mah headlIghts, aIgHt?
 

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Oh and alignment shouldn´t be a big problem. The alignment pitch and yaw are controlled by two metal rods per healight, and the headlights are attached at 5 points which are relatively "solid" when you screw everything together. There may be a little play, but it´s not going to totally change your beams.
 

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Skuce, I want to thank you for the directions.

I got done polishing my lenses about an hour ago. My new corner lenses should arrive Monday, so the headlights should be ready from the start. I took her for a quick blast around the neighborhood to gauge the difference in lighting.. it was pretty dramatic.. I can actually see where the light hits the pavement ahead, and not just the reflective lines!

I mounted my wool buffing pad to my drill press and used turtlewax rubbing compound followed by their polishing compound. (after all the sanding, of course) Worked fine on the plastics.
 

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skuce you say in your how-to on the headlights you said sand off those stupid spikes that come out of your lenses with the sanding drum.... but if you do that you can´t align the headlights thats what thoughs little spikes are for.

Justin GT :-Y
 

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not true, i polished my headlights today, and all i can say is WOW! u can take the nubs off cuz they dont do anything to align, u only need them IF you change your headlight position, but when u take them out of the car, all u take out is like 5 bolts. Ill get pics tommorrow, but all i can say is WELL worth the $5 for materials.
 

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05-04-2003 at 22:24, JustinGT wrote:
skuce you say in your how-to on the headlights you said sand off those stupid spikes that come out of your lenses with the sanding drum.... but if you do that you can´t align the headlights thats what thoughs little spikes are for.

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The little spikes are there so if you set the headlights down on the lenses, instead of the lenses getting scratched up, they sit on the spikes instead. You can sand them off no problem, but just dont set them down on the front of the lenses anymore.

All you do to adjust the beams is to point them at a wall and adjust the beams... the little conical nubbies have absolutely nothing to do with adjustment.
 

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06-04-2003 at 14:50, BlackMx-3 wrote:
the nubs are used by a machine at a car lot to align the headlight guy...
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yeah, that headlight guy is always outta line
 
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