Can you just remove the grill to access the hidden torx screw, or does the entire bumper really need to come off?
There's a lip under the headlight itself so you need to either carefully push the bumper down in front of the headlight, or remove the front bumper (removing the front bumper will make it much easier)
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I got mine out without taking off the bumper.....just tape the hell out of the top corners where the point of the fender meets them or you'll scratch the living crap out of the lens. That little point is sharp as a razor. Ask me how I know...removed mine before I joined this site. Learned a valuable lesson and didn't repeat the mistake on the other side.
As extra protection, slide a credit card in there as a reminder that you'll need to use it again if you're not cautious or liberal enough with the tape application
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You can partially drop the bumper vs fully removing it. Just support it with something underneath to not over-stress or break anything.
Current: Mine- 2018 BMW 330i + JB4, 2018 Ram Limited Hemi 4x4 | Hers: 2016 Jetta 1.8T SEL
Past: 2014 GLI Autobahn DSG (very modified ), 2013 Jetta SEL (hers), 2012 Passat V6, 2010 Jetta (hers), 2009 GLI DSG, 2005 WRX (very modified )
Headlights I purchased https://www.ecstuning.com/b-spyder-p...jhvj11-drl-bk/
I just got the 2016 1.8t Sport two months ago. Still have my happy tags on.
Ok I was able to complete the install. Not gonna lie this was a fairly difficult and time consuming job. I took my time, ran into a couple issues. Took me about 4 hours. Now a professional mechanic could probably get this done in 2.5hrs.
These are Spyder OE Style Projector Headlight Set - Black on ECS.
I replaced the H7 halogens with H7 LEDs. Really happy with the results, I'm liking these headlights and the LED DRLs are sweet. Got them all adjusted with light pattern in my garage.
Here are some pics....
...and, if I go this route I may be pm'ing the crap out of you...so just letting you know...lol.
Last edited by ontwowheels; 06-13-2019 at 06:05 AM.