Replacing headlights on an old London air

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RKins

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Sarasota, FL
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Newmar
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London Aire
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2008 Jeep GC Overland
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@DHudson thanks for the video link. Here is a pic of my front end
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I didn't spend a whole lot of time looking closely at the bezel ring and around it. I figured it was all done from behind and believe me, it's foam city behind the headlights - I'll take a pic.
I have long screw drivers, just hate to chip the paint.
 

DHudson

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Dutch Star 3858
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here are the location of the screws, nuts and retainers you are looking for. 3 retainers where you see the black "nut". @ nuts, 1 screw. Plus screw that holds top inner bezel in place (on mine anyway).
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Here is what the retainers look like.
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DHudson

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Here is where there is access to the bezel screw on mine (each side) One was where my hood prop rod goes. Other side has a plug I had to remove.

Hope this helps.

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RKins

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London Aire
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2008 Jeep GC Overland
Fulltimer
No
Wow, thanks for the info and the time it took to deliver it. I only want to replace the headlight portion, so it this a "from the outside" only effort or both out and in? I'll look behind the housing soon.
 

DHudson

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Wow, thanks for the info and the time it took to deliver it. I only want to replace the headlight portion, so it this a "from the outside" only effort or both out and in? I'll look behind the housing soon.
You should be able to remove the headlight without taking the rest of it off. Just remove those 3 weird looking clips and it should come out, "unless" the adjusting rod doesn't allow it to slide straight out. The you will have to remove the whole thing. I removed the bezel, park, s/marker light as a assembly 1st, than the headlight. Install headlight 1st, then the bezel, etc last. IF the adjusting rod (laying on top of the parking light in the picture. It installs straight up) doesn't get in the way, I believe the headlight will come out by it's self.
 

RKins

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London Aire
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40'
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2008 Jeep GC Overland
Fulltimer
No
OK, I'll take a look, thanks.
 
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