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Old May 16th, 2006, 07:44 PM   #1
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OEM headlights dont line up!

a few days ago i had my ebay headlights replaced with oem blackhoused done by kiet (he did a great job BTW ) Today i took my bumper off to realign the gap below the headlights... i was unable to get the gap out that is below the turn signal on either side....i tried adjusting the brackets under the headlights and took the whole bumper off. I tried to make it fit 3 times and everytime there was still a gap below the turn signals on both sides.....i dont think oem headlights are suppose to have gaps when u install them.....anyone have any suggestions?

when i push the bumper from the bottom upward it lines up, when when i let it go it just drops right back down and sort of "sags"......any help is appreciated
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I have a similar problem

the body shop said to much silicon
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Old May 16th, 2006, 07:47 PM   #3
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I have a similar problem

the body shop said to much silicon
is that right? yea thats the thing u can see the silicone from the bottom hahahha. its not very appealing
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Yup im no expert but see what the other say
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hey, if you dont get it fixed. when i come down next week, i'll check it out myself.
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Old May 16th, 2006, 08:18 PM   #6
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hey, if you dont get it fixed. when i come down next week, i'll check it out myself.
if u dont mind. just so its clear i hope no one thinks im bashing kiet for the install......i tried to line up it myself today and i couldnt manage to shrink the gap to much myself lol
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Old May 16th, 2006, 09:37 PM   #7
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Are all of the clips, and the single screw in each fenderwell back in?
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Old May 16th, 2006, 10:18 PM   #8
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the headlight area is a little tricky sometimes. it has to go up so high under the headlights, if its too low the gap will show a little... thats what i'm thinking.
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Old May 16th, 2006, 10:50 PM   #9
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Are all of the clips, and the single screw in each fenderwell back in?
all are in except the 2 on the very bottom of the bumper...ill add those tommorow but i dont think theyd affect the sides where it is sagging very much
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haha I had same problem with mine too, though mine wasn't as bad as yours. Kiet was in the house doing blackhousing, but Lawrance and Henry were helping me installing them. Yeah, its the silicone that's getting in the way but use your friends' help. Try playing with the headlight brackets it may help. Pics would be more helpful though. I bet you like Kiet's job, Im lovin my lights
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Old May 16th, 2006, 10:57 PM   #11
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^^^i messed with the adjusting brackets for a full 2 hours. i did manage to narrow the gap a little bit, but i still wasnt satisfied. It was HOT as hell outside today so after 2 hours i basically gave up and put everything back together. kiet did an awesome job though, its hella clean...i need to get a digi camera so i can upload the pics. ill do that as soon as i get a cam
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ya after i had my blackhoused headlites in i noticed i had gaps too...but after got into minor fender bender i had a HUGE gap on the side of my passenger headlite/side bumper ... don't know how to close that gap without replacing the bumper...can't post pics cuz im on backup computer and its freezing/locking up all the time
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Old May 23rd, 2006, 09:48 PM   #13
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bump the brackets dont really adjust that much? theres only 3 screws so how are you guys adjusting them? i tried it a few times and its pretty much the same results
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Old August 15th, 2006, 10:20 PM   #14
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ive tired adjusting about 8 seperate times since ive started this tread...i even cut some silicon off cause i felt there was too much but the gap is still there. The gap is only under the turn signals and no where else. I installed headlights on my freinds 2000 accord sedan and those ebay clear headlights I had on my car previously lined up PERFECTLY the first time. I could never get those to line up on my car but on his ride they fit perfectly. i dont get it.

When i say i tried to adjust them 8 seperate times, and means the bumper came off and also the headlights. i adjusted it every way possible and yet i still have gaps

THESE ARE OEM! this isn't suppose 2 happen.

sorry for the rant.
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Old August 15th, 2006, 10:38 PM   #15
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if it is the extra silicon in the way, why dont you just trim it off? odds are that if its flowed out of the bonding place for the lense and the housing, its very well sealed up and trimming the excess wont hurt at all, haha. good luck, hope you can figure it out.
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if it is the extra silicon in the way, why dont you just trim it off? odds are that if its flowed out of the bonding place for the lense and the housing, its very well sealed up and trimming the excess wont hurt at all, haha. good luck, hope you can figure it out.
LOL, he said he tried that as well. Good luck!
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Old August 15th, 2006, 10:46 PM   #17
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Push the brackets upwards and then tighten the screws. Also make sure that the tabs on the bumper aligns with the tabs thingys on the brackets. I didn't align the tabs correctly the previous time and I had a gap under my headlight. Then I drove off of my driveway and my bumper fell off haha...
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Old August 15th, 2006, 10:52 PM   #18
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some extra silicon has been trimmed and yes i have pitted the bumper brackets as high as they would go before tightening it. Still the gap persists.
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i have the same problem but got into an accident before. =)
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Old August 16th, 2006, 12:49 AM   #20
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i really dont think it can be the silicone.. i had headlights with more silicone their yours, since yours is super clean than any other headlights.

check to see that all the plastic stuff inside the wheel well and under behing the bumper are tucked in. usually they get caught in between. also check that right under the headlight, it goes where it is suppose to, becuase there is sort of a slot that slides into. sometimes you'll get a gap if it doesnt slide on.
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I feel your pain with the gap. Mine has it too, but My front end was smashed before. I sprayed my OEM set black and blue then when I put em in, gap on both sides.
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out of the 402398 times ive taken my front end off, i've only managed to get the headlights to line up correctly one time
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Old August 17th, 2006, 05:59 PM   #23
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Push the brackets upwards.
i have to adjust the headlight brackets in order to get rid of the gap
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Old August 17th, 2006, 08:55 PM   #24
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i have to adjust the headlight brackets in order to get rid of the gap
ive honestly adjusted my brackets on both sides at least 25 times each. i've gotten rid of lots of the gap but some still remains. its so simple theres not much to mess around with so im baffled
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