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You pretty much can't open it. It is glued to the reflector with some funky stuff. I once had the same idea as you. I doubt you can cut or dissolve the glue without ruining the headlight, or it would have been done by now.
 

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Things I've read on this site a few times consist of using a heat gun or your oven. You'll have to re-adhere them together using some silicone caulk or something. Don't take my word for it, just what I remember reading.
 

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correction- I tried with the BMW E36 4-series headlights. Those are truly impossible. They're like... beyond impossible.

The stock headlights on the escort may be different, though. I have heard of people putting them in the oven to get the sillicone to a "gooey" state, then separating the two.

I just say screw it and get the BMW lights. They're like 80 bucks and so far beyond what the stock ford POS headlights can even touch. If I had the money I'd just get a bmw M3...but I have no munnie ey ahm poar.
 

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siragan said:
correction- I tried with the BMW E36 4-series headlights. Those are truly impossible. They're like... beyond impossible.
Oh....I misread something then. That's the reason I didn't bother with tryin to get the angel eyes off of you, I thought you had tried to put them in a set of Escort lamps. :oops:
 

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If you have a third gen the BMW lights aren't an option, I don't think, but I've heard of a ton of people who used their ovens and/or heat guns to melt the sillicone, then clean out the insides, sometimes painting parts of the reflectors, it ends up looking really cool. It's also the only way to clear third gen corners, unfortunately. I'd rather just buy new corners than have to take apart my old headlights... (reason why I haven't done it - I don't have money to replace the lights if I break them.) Anyways. You need to have more sillicone on hand to glue them back together and it takes about 24 hours to dry, you'll wanna hold them together with masking tape. Important to get them sealed up nice and tight otherwise you get moisture inside and it fogs them up. On third gens the lens feels really brittle, I'm told, like it feels like it's going to break the whole way off. On second gens and before I'm told you /can/ do it but I haven't actually heard of anybody doing it, except a guy I was talking to in a chat room who was trying to make projectors out of those projector fog/driving lights, but I never heard how it turned out.
 

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Siragan, I like the new sig but didn't you miscount the number of people that think you are the man? Did you remember to count that midget bull fighter in Tiajuana?

I am definitely interested in looking for something to replace my headlights. I am debating between cleaning my factory lenses and trying to do a conversion. Its just that I don't want to take the time to clean the old ones if I decide to convert.
 

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yeah!

i found one of hte junk yards by me has a light shop out front selling lights front and rear!
they want 100 buckes for a used set of e36 bmw headlights!!!

think i am going ot save for that price!!!
 
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