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Old 01-15-2012, 11:29 PM   #1
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Initial problem:
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Sourced a new fender and got it installed fairly easily. The right side headlight wouldnt close all the way and was slightly rubbing the fender. So I picked up a new headlight assembly too.
I only swapped over the part encircled in red because I couldnt get one of the damn bolts blocked by the evap charcoal filter bullshit thingy. Not sure if that's the technical name for it.

Fitment is better than initial post-crash fitment, but still doesnt close all the way. I tried playing with the adjuster, but alas, no luck.


Should I swap over the rest of the headlight mount and motor that's not circled in the first picture, possibly something is bent?
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Old 01-16-2012, 12:23 PM   #2
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They need to be adjusted, end of story. You will need to reposition the arm that connects directly onto the motor itself.
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Charcoal thingy lifts out, no bolts
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Awesome, got it as fixed as it's gonna get. Still wont close 100% but I can deal with it.
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hammer it shut
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I was just gonna sand part of the bumper and the headlight cover and tack it closed. I'll just hit the tacks with a grinder whenever I want the headlight up.
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or just bondo it
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Think if I bondo'd all the gaps between my fender/hood/headlight it would lower my drag coefficient and make my car more nimble?
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Oh, I thought this was some sexual thread.
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