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Old 02-02-2019, 08:06 PM
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Is removing the battery and the air box the way to go or removing the wheel fenders easier? I think those are the only options from what I've read.

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You can also pull the headlights. Google it on youtube and there's lots of videos on how to do it.
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Don't know what year your truck is, but if it's a '15-'17, you're supposed to be able to do it thru the wheel well. Mine's a '17. I found it easier for me to just pull the buckets and do it all off the truck. Many others have gone thru the wheelwell, that just doesn't work for an olde arthritic guy doing 18 year olde contortions.
Not sure about the '18's, but find it hard to believe you need to pull the batt or airbox to do it.
Do a google, "how to change headlights on a ,,,,,,,". Or, even look in your owners manual.
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What John said.

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Removing the headlights isn’t difficult. There are just a lot of screws to remove and then you have a headlight in your hands to work on instead of crawling up in the wheel wells and fumbling around in a space you can barely see.
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There are lots of platic clips if you go about pulling the headlights. Depending on your region I wouldn't advise doing it this way if it's cold as the clips may break easily.

I went through the wheel well to change the bulbs on my '16 and it wasn't terrible. I've also pulled them completely to change to morimoto housings and that wasn't too bad either. I can't say I'd want to do it just to change bulbs though.
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I had to work on my anzo headlight and was able to reach through the fender. You have to rotate the tire all the way and squeeze in there. It is difficult to do but possible. Takes about 10 minutes to remove the fender liner. My truck is a 2015 .
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Whats the easiest way to change bulbs on the anzo headlights? Do you still need to take everything apart to get to them?
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Depending on your region I wouldn't advise doing it this way if it's cold as the clips may break easily.
That's exactly why I'm sitting here with LED bulbs for my front turns and markers. Not worried about the plastic clips, but do about the surrounds on the headlights. I'll betcha I've had the buckets out 8 or 9 times, even in 80* weather I grimace every time I pull those.
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Is removing the battery and the air box the way to go or removing the wheel fenders easier? I think those are the only options from what I've read.

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I have gone through the wheel wells twice, and it's easy: work light, stool, 1/4" drive socket, soft pry tool. I didn't take the wheel off, but I did turn it inward. If I recall: 4 screws along the wheel well, and the soft pry tool to get one body plug (go slowly) and one body rivet. Flex it aside outside of the lip and it's all right there (highs, lows, turns, fogs). I've heard of people with a stiff plastic wheel well, but mine (2018) is very easy to move aside. Good luck.
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