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I got them apart...turns out they don't use the same glue most headlights use. Also...anyone know how to get off the reflector bowl?? I loosed the headlight adjuster, but there are two more bolts holding it to the assembly and no way to loosen them on the back!!
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apparently nobody here has either never done a retrofit for the 2011 limited, or excluded the information that the headlights are permasealed, making it 5x harder to pry open than headlights with butyl. :/
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Do a search..I think I recall seeing a thread with a video of someone doing this. It showed the whole baking and prying part but then I stopped watching because I didnt have the balls to do it lol. Good luck.
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I did a retrofit on a 2010 limited, but I used aftermarket OEM replica sport headlights for the black chrome housings (they were about $130 for the set), which use the normal black adhesive... I haven't tried to bake the OEM's

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I heated my 2011 Sport oem headlights with a heat gun and they separated just fine, the glue/adhesive was a grey color, very sticky stuff when it's hot. My 2011 was Japan built and the oem headlights were also the dark chrome color. I didn't need to remove the reflector because the morimoto projectors fit thru the bulb holes that were already there. Anyways I got a 2012 and didn't feel like doing another retrofit so I bought projector headlights from Europe, they are TYC brand. Very good cut off and good even output.

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Where did you get your euro headlamp from? None of the seller from Germany wants to ship oversea.

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Where did you get your euro headlamp from? None of the seller from Germany wants to ship oversea.


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There is one seller, he ships everywhere, I will post the link.

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This seller will ship anywhere: http://myworld.ebay.com/autoteile-kkpartners/
Currently he doesn't have any headlights listed but you can contact him and he will create a listing for the headlights you want.

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Do you happen to have picture of the headlamp and night shots with hid?

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Do you happen to have picture of the headlamp and night shots with hid?


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I'll post some pics on Monday

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