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Opening stock headlights

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by 1UPPER, May 7, 2017.

  1. May 7, 2017 at 9:34 AM
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    1UPPER

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    Looking for the best way to open my stock Platinum headlights? I know I've done a set of headlight on a previous 2012 Tundra and I used the oven. I'm concerned baking them will affect the stock lens from staying as clear long term. So does anyone know if it's best to use a heat gun and go slowly around the lenses or cut them? I picked up a set of TRD pro headlights for my truck while I redo my Platinum retros. I'm very capable and tedious with this kind of work so I'm up to the challenge. After I'm done I'll post the TRD pros for sale on here.

    Maybe @eledobleu can help answer this question.

    My Platinum headlights.
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    The TRD pros
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  2. May 7, 2017 at 9:41 AM
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    What will you want for the PRO lights when your done? I'd be interested if the price is right. :D
     
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    $250 for the pair shipped. That's almost half what they are new. They were removed off a 2017 so they have zero miles so far. They also have the headlight adjusters on them.
     
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    If I'm going that route I'm using a glock!
     
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    I will take these at that price immediately if/when you do sell them. If @FirstGenTundra doesn't scoop them up please let me know. Shipping zip 84074.
     
  8. May 8, 2017 at 5:52 AM
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    Oven and elbow grease. Plan on multiple trips back to the oven since it cools too much after 10 minutes of prying apart.

    I think know it took 3 to 4 times in the oven at 15 minutes each when I did mine. It's not fun.
     
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  10. May 8, 2017 at 9:09 AM
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    Also do not touch the inside of the lens with anything. Only compressed air to get out debris.
     
  11. May 8, 2017 at 1:08 PM
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    Kudos to brave members. Apparently, the process of opening them got much harder with third gen Tundras. At one time, I considered doing the BHLM and halo. But after reading about headlights hazing up after opening them, etc. (even in some units that were professionally done) I decided to leave them alone. I knew my limits.
     
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  12. May 8, 2017 at 4:06 PM
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    Ahh nice...thanks for the post
     

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