How to Open Headlights

Whenever you decide to add any accessory light elements into the factory headlight assembly or insert lenses, you will need to open the headlight assembly first. It may seem quite complicated at a glance, yet if you have basic tools and technical skills, that’s something you will definitely cope with. Here is a quick instruction that will explain you the steps and things you need to be aware of when dealing with the task.

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How to Open Headlights: Step-by-Step

Step 1. The very first thing you need to do is to uninstall headlight from the vehicle and remove wires and bulbs. Pretty much, you want to leave only the plastic headlight shell.

Step 2. In order to open the light we will first need to heat up its housing.

  • If you plan to use a heat gun, begin by heating the seal evenly while constantly moving the heat gun.
  • If you plan to use an oven (gas or electric): preheat to 225F and place the light in oven for 10 minutes.

Step 3. Now you will need to open the light. Always remember, that plastic is very fragile, so you want to open the light carefully without risking damaging the plastic elements.

  • You will need a flat-head screwdriver. Take it and insert between the lens and housing. Then apply pressure and try to separate the lens from the housing. Be careful, as the plastic elements will be hot.
  • Now, it’s time to work all the way around the screwdriver. Pry through the sealant until you separate the lens from the housing. This step will be the most time-consuming one.
  • If the lens won’t separate, you will need to heat it for 5 minutes again (see Step #2 of this instruction). Then take the screwdriver and pry again.

Step 4. When you open the lens, separate the chrome housing from the assembly. You will need this chrome housing for further halo rings installation if that’s something you plan to do.

How to install halos in stock headlights

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ColorSHIFT LED Halo Headlight Kit
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by Frank on ColorSHIFT LED Halo Headlight Kit
Location (Sity, State): New York
Vehicle: Chevy Impala

These halo headlight kits are easy to install, it has taken me about 3 hrs to do both sides. This time includes baking lights in the oven.

by Stephanie Syris on ColorSHIFT LED Halo Headlight Kit
Location (Sity, State): GA
Vehicle: Dodge Charger

I am absolutely happy about those Oracle halo rings I had installed into my headlights. I like the fact, that they are both cute and street-legal. Also, I have the set that I control from my iPhone app.

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