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Joey'd Headlights

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by mattyboyc, Nov 12, 2012.

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    Just thought I'd throw up some pics of the current project, I started these a while ago as it is a long winded process and not one you can rush, they will be finished over the next couple of days and then all that's left to do is to remove the genuine Valeo ballasts and bulbs I have from a pair of S4 headlights I have and fit these into these ones, hopefully that will be a straight forward job, and away we go!

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    Looks good and this is something I am working on too
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    Nice work,

    fingers crossed they seal 100% first time round.
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    Nice work Matt, I'm running out of excuses now then if you've done yours!
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    Definitely my next job to do before Xmas, they are looking good
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    Lookin good.. Done mine about a year ago and its a lot of work but well worth it.. Starting to steam up a bit on the cold mornings though. Aah well. lol..
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    It's one of those mods that can't be rushed, these have been in progress for a while now and I have done bits when I've had the time, as said the next step is to put annothe bead of mastic around them to make sure they keep the moisture out and strip the S4 lights down and get the ballasts and bulbs changed over hope to have it all done by Xmas.
    James the next time I see your car I will expect to see them done
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    I was wondering whats the best way to pry open the headlight covers without breaking the actual clear plastic.
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    I used a heat gun, pry tool/screwdriver and slowly worked my way around. I thought it was going quite well when I got the first lens off, until I checked the time and three hours had gone by!
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    That is not the best way, it is the ONLY way you are going to do it, I have heard of people cooking them in the oven to loosen the seals but the heat gun method you are in control, you will need all of the above and a bucket full of patience, but a mod worth doing.
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    so why on earths it called a joey mod?
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    The guy who did the mod first on a mk3 Golf I think and did a guide..........since then its been nick named the joey mod
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    oven every time for me
    so easy that way
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