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Old 19th February 2019
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Originally Posted by JBarstad View Post
How bad were they to get open? I've noticed a fair bit of condensation in mine, and I'd like to get them sealed up a bit better before the water kills the electronics.

You just used the oven at ~170 for 10 minutes, then pry gently method?
No don't bake these, they will probably melt - not like headlights. The outer lens is sonic-welded to the housing. Nearly impossible to separate, although you could probably do it with an expensive ultrasonic knife. I used a hot knife to cut through the rear housing plastic and will melt it back together when done. I'm absolutely dumbfounded that there are fake lights on the 9-4X. Inoperable or inactive, sure. But fake is ridiculous. I can't think of any other car that has fake lights like this.
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