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Tail light assembly disassembly !
Written by pappy8... on 3/11/2012 at 03:59 am

Haven't found any info on disassembling the stoplight housing, mine needed a
good cleaning inside, especially the license light housing. Honda sells the ( or
use to ) light as a whole unit...well, never tell me you can't take something
apart, just because ! So I took mine apart! All you need is a exacto knife,
wide thin wedge for prying ( screwdriver ? ) a heat gun, some time, patience and
more time and patience . Took me about 45 or so minutes... patience or you WILL
break it for sure. The glue used in there is like a gummy hot melt glue, it will
be like rubber cement when you heat it up. I won't go through all the steps but
, the tool list should give you a hint. If you don't know how to use a heat
gun... DON'T , don't want to hear about melted housings and or burned down house
or 1st thru 4th degree burns your'e being treated for and you can't go riding
for the next 4 months. Like I said, patience and throw in some common sense and
you'll have a taillight assembly that looks as pretty as my '89 has now ! PS, I
also used silver model paint and aluminum tape that's used on ductwork to
brighten up the insides ! Have fun !

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pappy8...
3/11/2012, 03:59 am
Tail light assembly disassembly !
Haven't found any info on disassembling the stoplight housing, mine needed a good cleaning inside, especially the license light housing. Honda sells the ( or use to ) light as a whole unit...well, never tell me you can't take something apart,

    revconprince
    3/11/2012, 04:32 am
    Tail light assembly disassembly !
    That is good info. I have recently acquired several hundred high power LEDs, scavenged from new tail light assemblies. Planning on converting to all LED, so knowing how to get it apart so rig it up will help. Go idea on silver paint, as I wil