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HELP!! can't separate lens after baking...

I have a 2011 and I'm trying to do my first retrofit project..
firstly, there are only 2 screws on the back I must remove, right? I removed those 2 screws, put a headlight in the oven at 220 for 15, took out and couldn't pull apart. did it again for another 15 and it still won't pull apart! Any advice?
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anyone? I put it in for another 20 minutes at 200 degrees and couldn't get it to open. so now I have a heat gun...stil can't do it
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Did you remove the 3 screws? Did you pry up the black tabs? I used a heat gun and it worked just fine.

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Did you remove the 3 screws? Did you pry up the black tabs? I used a heat gun and it worked just fine.

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which 3 screws? I only see 2...how long do you leave the heat gun at one spot for?
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which 3 screws? I only see 2...how long do you leave the heat gun at one spot for?
There is a screw in each corner (95% sure), use a flashlight if you can't see it. Don't keep it at one spot, move it around the seal continuously and slowly, after a few slow passes try separating the the lens using your prying tool.

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http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/...8/IMAG0813.jpg

Look at this photo...is that the glue? it looks like a piece of the plastic that's breaking...
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opinions? I need to finish this soon so I can use the car...
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Opinion? Why on earth would anyone want to do this? I am at a loss as to why but best of luck since you can't even drive your car......great modification .

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Opinion? Why on earth would anyone want to do this? I am at a loss as to why but best of luck since you can't even drive your car......great modification .
It's called a retrofit. I'm adding projectors so I can safely drive with HIDs and increase visibility
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It's called a retrofit. I'm adding projectors so I can safely drive with HIDs and increase visibility
Ohhh... I thought maybe you had condensation you were trying to get out of your headlight assembly. You are our first headlight baker, as far as I know. For a bit I thought there were two all of a sudden, but it turned out that was just you starting another thread.

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