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hello once again. well, i purchased the hoen city lights and received em last week. tried to put em in, but i was not able to seperate my headlight cover off the main assembley. there is no way i could fit my hand in from the backside, so how can i replace it? seems like my headlight front covers are glued in. any advise?<p>if i cannot replace it, does anyone want to buy em. $10 with shipping.
 

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Re: hoen city lights (volvos40t5)

I just grabbed the wire and pulled it out. It's not on that tight. Pushing it back was easy.<p>You can seperate the headlight cover, but I wouldn't recommend it. You have to deal with all the black tacky glue.
 

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The entire headlight assembly slides out as a unit. Look for the silver metal tab under the hood, near the headlight assembly. It slides up and out. Then you should be able to slide the assembly out, unplug the wiring to it, and remove the plastic cover on it's backside.
 

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Use a needle nose plier to gently grab the plastic piece that holds the light. A little bit of a pull will bring it out and then its as easy as just removing the bulb.
 

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Re: hoen city lights (volvos40t5)

Owner's manual, "Replacing front bulbs":<br><IMG SRC="http://apps.volvocars.us/ownersdocs/2005/2005_S40/IMAGES/pg144a.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><A HREF="http://apps.volvocars.us/ownersdocs/2005/2005_S40/05s40_10b.htm#pg156" TARGET="_blank">http://apps.volvocars.us/owner...pg156</A><p>Etc...<p>Tom.
 

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Re: hoen city lights (tmtalpey)

I don't think he's having trouble pulling out the assembly. I think he wants to take the lens off and replace the bulb from the inside. That's not a good idea, unless you want to chip out the orange reflector at the same time.<p>Just pull the harness out from the backside. It's not tight. You can use needle nose pliers. Word of warning though. The city lights that Hoen sells will brown out and a 'smoke' trail will be left above it on the mirrored finish of the inside of the lamp housing.
 

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Re: hoen city lights (GoSwedeRacer)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>GoSwedeRacer</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">IJust pull the harness out from the backside. It's not tight. You can use needle nose pliers.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>You <B>must </B>use pliers, according to the owner's manual (see URL above).<p>Tom.
 

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Re: hoen city lights (volvos40t5)

Use LEDs, you will like they much better! I replaced my city lights with LEDS due to the fact the Hoen's "yellowed" within a few months.
 

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Re: hoen city lights (vroom)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>vroom</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">the Hoen's "yellowed" within a few months.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>concur
 

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thanks, but i know how to pull the complete assembly out. my problems is getting to the city light off. well, just bought a ery long needle nose pliers and will try again this weekend. <p>2nd, now why in the world will the hoens turn yellow? the bulbs are blue. and how can i get my hands on some LED that will fit. <p><br>thanks!
 

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Re: hoen city lights (vroom)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>vroom</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Use LEDs, you will like they much better! I replaced my city lights with LEDS due to the fact the Hoen's "yellowed" within a few months.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>...??? where did you buy your leds from? all i have tried have failed w/in 3 weeks, including a set i installed in place of the "city lights". <p>i also want a set of 39x10mm festoon lights for the liscense plate.
 

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Re: hoen city lights (mmb.net99)

They're blue... a blue layer of <B>paint or something</B>. If it were blue glass, that would be a different story. It will burn off because those lamps are constantly on, when the car is on. They are good for your mirror turn signals, since those are not always on.<p>As for LEDs:<br>1) not all LEDs will fit through the socket opening. The diameter of the opening is only slightly larger than the plug base diameter.<br>2) Cheap LEDs will probaby die within 2 months.<br>3) I've heard that PIAA LEDs are the best, although I have not tried those<p>I have since reverted back to stock for the city lights... too much hassle in the long run... plus they look way too blue compared to my headlights.<br>
 

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Re: hoen city lights (mmb.net99)

Racinglab.com Auto Performance and Accessories<p>Name Code Qty Each Options<br>-----------------------------------------------------------------------<br>PIAA Super LED Wedge Bulb PAB-PIAA-PN19262 1 23.95<br>PN19262 (Blue/White)<br>(Bulb Type 194 , 168 ,<br>158 , 12256 , 12961)<br> Subtotal 23.95<br> Shipping 4.95<br> Total 28.90<p>I went with the Blue/white, but they also have all white or all blue. took about a minute each LED unit to install. The light consists of two LEDS and fit with no problem. No mods needs. Just plug in and go. Car looks great with them. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: hoen city lights (vroom)

Also, have had them for about 9 months now with no proplems whatsoever. Still shine nice...
 
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