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Old 03-02-2006, 02:55 PM
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hows it goin everyone, i am installing a new dash on my 1998 gt and i was wondering how to get the headlight switch off, does a cap pop off or somehting cuz i cant figure it out for the life of me hit me back up and save me
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Old 03-02-2006, 03:10 PM
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If its the same as the 99-04s,

1. pull the light **** outward (turn them on)
2. Insert a small flat screwdriver in slot at rear of ****. There will be a metal tang, pull it forward.
3. As you are doing #2, pull on the whole ****, it should pop right off.
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Old 03-02-2006, 06:57 PM
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I think i just pulled the thing off when I took mine off a few times. Takes a little force. Might want to try to screwdriver thing first though.
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Old 03-02-2006, 09:05 PM
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If its the same as the 99-04s,

1. pull the light **** outward (turn them on)
2. Insert a small flat screwdriver in slot at rear of ****. There will be a metal tang, pull it forward.
3. As you are doing #2, pull on the whole ****, it should pop right off.

hahaha, good luck using a screw driver... you cut and pasted didnt you... seriously its a bitch to get that piece off. get like a bent nail or something with a little bit of a hook because you have to pull the little metal piece out towards you.. cant do it with a screwdriver because that will only push it up, not out. get something you can pull it out away from the shaft.
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i just yanked mine out.
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Old 03-03-2006, 06:01 AM
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hahaha, good luck using a screw driver... you cut and pasted didnt you... seriously its a bitch to get that piece off. get like a bent nail or something with a little bit of a hook because you have to pull the little metal piece out towards you.. cant do it with a screwdriver because that will only push it up, not out. get something you can pull it out away from the shaft.

I just used one of those tiny flat head screwdrivers and braced it with a box knife so I wouldn't scratch the dash. It came off in less than 2 secs.
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Old 03-04-2006, 07:41 PM
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on mine you have to use a small item (aka anything small enough to fit in) and push the metal tab down and pull the nobe off.
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I'm the patient type, so I tried for 30 minutes without success before I gave up and destroyed the plastic **** (I was installing a billet item anyway).

After removal I saw the spring metal tab everyone's talking about. I believe its not really meant to work, just make you mad.

Actually, all the advice here looks good - I've now got a small, cheap little screwdriver I bent into a hook shape that does the job like magic.

...though I kinda enjoyed wrecking that plastic know. Catharctic.
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Old 03-05-2006, 05:12 PM
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I painted my interior pieces, and all i had to do was pull it off. It took a lil force, but not much. Then it just slips back on.
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