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Old 07-09-2012, 06:59 PM
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This was a mod that I had considered doing for a while but was a little nervous due to the lense not just "popping off" to change the lamp. I'm not sure how most people do this mod but let me walk you through how I did it. Besides for waiting for the silicone to dry, it took me less than 20 minutes to do 2 puddle lamps.

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This where I picked up the festoon lamps. They were only $2.99!!
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I used a hacksaw to cut around the black housing on the edge of the clear lense until the blade hits the lense. This was way easier to do than I expected. It took maybe 5 minutes per housing.
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Once your through the black plastic all the way around, take a screwdriver and carefully pry the lense off.
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Then swap out the lamps (duh)
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I probably should have used RTV or some sort of automotive silicone but I had some of the clear kitchen and bath kind around so I just used that. Put a thin bead around the outer edge of the lense.
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Snap the lense back on the housing and take your finger and wipe the excess silicone off.
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Then take something kinda heavy (I used a trailer hitch) and keep pressure on the housings like this
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Let it sit like this for at least 24hrs

Hopefully this "How-to" will encourage you to do this very easy modification along with the rest of the lights on your truck.
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I'd like to buy a set of those lights but your website wants to make changes to my computer. You need to change some stuff to make it simpler.
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Your email does the same thing. It wants to run a new program on my computer and asks if I trust the site. How can I trust it when I don't know it?
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Great write up. Just did this tonight, followed it step by step and they turned out great. Waiting for silicon to dry and I'll have them in by tomorrow
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Yeah, nice job man! This was very simple. The clear lens pretty much popped away from the black housing once you got about 80% sawed around the housing. Even used the trailor hitch as a weight lol.

Dont see how someone would pay $80 for this mod with some companys when you can do it yourself for $4.00
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Very Nice job
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Finished product!

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Finished product!



Looks Great!
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What wires did yall connect it too? Also how did yall make the hole in the mirror?

Looks great guys
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