How to Replace a Broken Headlight Bezel Seal
Your headlights are prone to damage because they are located in front of your vehicle. They are exposed to road debris, stray rocks, and other destructive foreign objects that can damage the cover or the lens of your headlight.When these scenarios happen and replacement will be your only option, you will deal with the headlight bezel first before you can access other parts including the bulb. There will be times that the headlight bezel will also need a replacement. Here's a simple guide on how to replace a broken headlight bezel seal.
Difficulty level: Easy
What you'll need:
Step 1: You only need an adjustable wrench and a screwdriver, so make sure you have them.
Step 2: Wear your gloves for protection and work in a well-ventilated area.
Step 3: You need to remove the whole headlight assembly in order for you to properly remove and replace your headlight bezel. You won't be able to reach the bezel and the screws without removing the whole headlight assembly.
Step 4: Open the hood of your vehicle and use a wrench to disconnect the negative cable terminal from the battery post. Keep the positive terminal away from any moving or metal parts to prevent electric shock and short circuit.
Step 5: Remove all the screws around the headlight bezel using a screwdriver. Secure the screws in a safe container so that you won't misplace them.
Step 6: Carefully take out the front headlight bezel.
Step 7: If you opt to change your headlight as well, you need to carefully remove the headlight assembly. Pull out the retainer screws, and then pull the whole headlight assembly.
Step 8: Disconnect the power connector carefully.
Step 9: You need to link the power connector to the new headlight assembly.
Step 10: Put the new headlights in the housing, and secure them using retainer screws.
Step 11:You may opt to place LED lights around the bezel. You can do this by simply running the strips around the bezel, and then run the wires over the outside edge of the headlight housing. Carefully and cautiously connect the negative to any metal for grounding purposes. Plug the positive lead to a battery terminal. Though there are times that you just need to attach the accessory lights even without removing the headlight bezel. It will depend on the model of your vehicle.
Step 12:Use a screwdriver to fasten the headlight bezel into place, over the headlight retainer.
Step 13: Carefully reconnect the negative cable terminal to the battery post, and make sure to tighten it using an adjustable wrench.
Step 14: The whole process will only take less than an hour, so make sure to find time and replace your broken headlights and headlight bezels immediately to prevent further damage to other parts of your vehicle. Headlight bezel also serves as an added aesthetic value to your vehicle's exterior. Make sure to consider the durability and warranty when buying a headlight bezel.
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Step 16: Connect it to the brake wiring harness over the complete exhaust brake system connectors.
Step 17: Now, carefully cut a portion of the exhaust tubing. Make sure that it can contain the exhaust brake tube body.
Step 18: Use a torque wrench to tighten the clamps to ensure that they fasten the exhaust brake tubing to the factory exhaust.
Step 19: The last thing you'll need to do is to reseal your vehicle's exhaust system using a gasket, and tighten the nuts to 30 pounds of torque.
Remember to keep your working area clean during the installation to avoid any contamination and glitches. If you think you can't do it alone, we recommend asking for a professional assistance and help.