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Old 12-12-2012, 06:32 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by jneumann View Post
Other than zip tie mod, how?
A lot of patients, slim fingers and a long thin screwdriver. No cutting or drilling. You need a piece of scrap carpet or some towels to put on a table or the floor while you flip the housing in every conceivable position, curse a lot and use your legs or have a helper to hold things. Once you get one side figured out, the other side can be done in 1/2 the time!

You end up accessing the adjusters from the rear housing opening. You need to take apart everything from the rear of the housing. It is tricky as one adjust is installed in the blind, one adjuster is pretty easy to replace.

You MUST also wet sand and polish the lens as well. The clear coat crap Hella put on the E39 headlights did not hold up more than about 5 years. I never reclear coat my lens, just wax often and if needed will rebuff if they start to cloud. I did mine about 2 years ago and no issues as of yet.

If you replace the adjusters, properly adjust the headlights, wet sand and polish the headlight lens you will actually be able to see at night!
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