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Old 01-19-2006, 01:31 PM   #1
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Ok, just went to install my front clear corners, OEM. The pass. side went in like a charm, went to do the drivers side and there is a gap between the lens and the headlight. Probably a 1/4 inch. Any and all advice is appreciated.

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Old 01-19-2006, 01:36 PM   #2
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Ok, just went to install my front clear corners, OEM. The pass. side went in like a charm, went to do the drivers side and there is a gap between the lens and the headlight. Probably a 1/4 inch. Any and all advice is appreciated.

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It probably wasn't installed properly. There's like a "tongue and groove" interface between the headlights and turn signal lens that should need be connected exactly or else it will have the gap like you've said.
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The corner and the headlight have a groove that lines them up together. Double check your install. Good luck.
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Just went out there again, deep breath and BINGO slid right in. Thanks everyone!!!!!!! OEM FIT!!!!
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Just went out there again, deep breath and BINGO slid right in. Thanks everyone!!!!!!! OEM FIT!!!!
Ok, it did go in and looks great, BUT where the curve (facelift) meets the fender there is some play, it doesn't look like a gap, but play. So, I unscrewed it, pushed it in a little further and still a little play. Is this normal? Once again, thank ahead of time!!!!!!!!!!
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