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Headlight Housing Removal

Has anyone ever attempted to remove the front headlight housing on their CX-3? I want to install some 3M film on my headlights, and I think the easiest way might be to remove the headlights and then install the film -- but I don't know if removing the headlights is an easy task on this car as it is on other cars. I can't find any documentation anywhere on how to remove.
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Step 1. Remove front bumper.

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Hope this helps
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Wondered what that strange anchor sign in the sky was ;-)

Yes, quite right, bumper off and you'll find the fixings. Snoogie has found you the pdf and it really is quite easy. I sometimes take my bumpers off and take them in the house at night. Don't know if I can be bothered with headlight film though.

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I sometimes take my bumpers off and take them in the house at night.
Do they sleep in guest room?

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Ha, I was hoping any mention of removing the front bumper would not appear in this thread But I might give it a shot if it's not entirely too difficult.
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Bumpers look nice at each end of the bed!!!

Getting them off is really more about courage than effort. A couple of tips. Use masking tape on the front wings (fenders) to stop the bumper scratching the paint. If the weather is cold, the little teeth that engage the bumper where it meets the fender become quite hard and brittle. In that case you can gently warm them with a hair dryer or warm water before separating them.

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Like a gorgeous movie star with no make up, looks kinda ugly without it;



....and here’s that tape I was telling you about;




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