Clear headlights for a Ford Mustang,how easy was it to attach the new clear headlights for my ford mustang,I must tell you first I removed the bumper in order to remove the headlights, some tools I used were: a heat gun,screw drivers ,silicone,10mm socket or wrench,chrome tape. Steps taken first remove the screw in the front of each wheel-well, the area between the wheel and the body. Remove the two 10mm bolts under front of the vehicle. Pop the hood and you will notice what looks like several black buttons that fasten the bumper to the car. These fasteners are located just above the grill that the H emblem is attached to, the fasteners just pop out.
Pull the front bumper off and place on a soft surface to avoid being scratched. Remove the four 10mm bolts that attach the headlight to the car. Remove the wire harness that attaches to the light bulbs. Remove the bulbs also. Instructions how to do this are located in your owner's manual. DO NOT TOUCH THE BULBS WITH YOUR FINGERS, USE GLOVES. If you get oil or dirt from your fingers on the bulbs they will explode when they heat up. If you touch them accidentally, clean them with rubbing alcohol. Remove the headlights from the vehicle.
Remove the screws behind the headlight that attach the lens. These screws are located around the outer edge. DON'T REMOVE THE TWO SCREWS LOCATED IN THE CENTER. These are aiming screws that are you to adjust the direction your headlights point in. You'll know if you are removing the wrong ones because the screws will turn; however, they will not come out.
Use the hair dryer to heat the silicone that attaches the lens to the back portion of the light uses the flat-head screwdriver to slowly pry open the light. Do not go in too far with the screwdriver or you will damage the chrome housing. You must also lift up the tabs, you will see several of them around the light. If you try to pry the lens off too much at a time, you may crack the lens. Once the lens is removed continue heating up the remaining silicone and try to remove as much as possible. This is the messy step. It is like trying to remove tar. It just takes time. You could try silicone remover also; however, not necessary. Do not get any silicone remover on lenses. Or silicone on the chrome housing it will pull up the chrome finish.
Once the lens is separated from the backing you can remove the amber cap that covers the bulb and the amber strip that runs along the bottom of the lens or the orange reflector. To make it chrome like the headlight is you'll need some chrome sticker material that can be found at most hobby stores or your local sign shop. Lightly sand or primer the reflector to help the sticker material to stay put. Your headlights are now cleared and ready to be reassembled.
Before you reassemble the headlights with the silicone make sure the insides of the lens are clean. You may have touched them with your fingers and got silicone on them. Place new silicone on the backing where the old silicone was. Be generous when applying, you do not want it to leak!Other good info is that the bulbs are 1157. You can get clear 1157 bulbs as well as Hyper White which look blue but light up white. It is better to have too much then too little. Place lens on backing and begin pressing it into place. Make sure the tabs are secured in their normal position. Allow the silicone to cure before putting the headlight back on the vehicle but it is not necessary. Put the headlights back on the vehicle and then attach the bumper. You now have clear headlights. Was there an easyer way?