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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-04-06, 07:05 AM Thread Starter
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'93 Marquis Headlamp removal...????

Just picked up some new headlamps/lenses for a '93 Marquis, but can't remove those "clips" that keep them secured. I've been trying with snap-ring pliers, but not having any luck.

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Re: '93 Marquis Headlamp removal...????

The snap ring pliers will do the trick but you've got to pull up on the ring at the same time you widen the clip. I used a pair of needle nose pliers to pull up on the clip while expanding the clip with the snap ring pliers.They are a "PITA". When installing ,they just slip right in with no trouble.
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Re: '93 Marquis Headlamp removal...????

Yes, "PITA" is correct! I guess I need to find the 90* angle tips for my snap-ring pliers...the top clip was accessible w/ the straight tips, but the bottom and side seem impossible!

...just making sure there wasn't a "special" tool that was required.

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Re: '93 Marquis Headlamp removal...????

Those things definitely are a pain. I found I had to modify my snap ring pliers a little bit so that they'd open wide enough to release it. The whole mounting system seems very Mickey Mouse-ish to me.

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Or you could use the needlenose pliers and bend the rings out of the way till you get ready to put them back and then bend them back.
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