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Now it is time to reassemble, taking care not to get any finger prints on your newly cleaned lens. You may notice the position of the glare guard on the projector housing, you install it with the glare guard on the bottom. This may seem like the wrong way, but remember the lens inverts the light (top is refracted to the bottom and vice versa when going through the lens). With that in mind you can reassemble the headlight, just the same as disassembling but in reverse.

13. Now once you have the housing and lens back together and in place, you need to get the glass back on. Remember to keep the inside of the glass clean, you do not want to get it all back together and find dust or a smudge on the inside of your headlamp. Depending on what route you chose, you are either going to reheat and clamp the old glue back into place, or use RTV Clear Silicon sealant to reseal the glass. Either way I have found there are 3 crucial clamp points, shown in the second picture (the blue rectangles are wood pieces that serve as a buffer between the actual housing and the clamp, the red circles are the clamp points; the wood peices are to protect the housing, be sure to put the wood [or something similar] between the clamp and housing where ever it clamps down). The third picture shows the clamp points on the front a little better.




14. Wait until the glue or silicon sealer is dry. Then put all the metal brackets and rubber lining back onto the headlamp; if you want to replace any of the foam padding or padded tape, now is the time to do that. I found it was the easiest to use thin weather stripping on the metal brackets shown with the red arrows. I put this on the top bracket and both sides; the bottom bracket already has large foam peice that probably will not need replacing. This gives it a snug fit if the old foam padding is worn. Also make sure you get the circular notches on the inside of the rubber into the holes on the bracket (shown with the blue arrow) so the rubber will not shift. Once you have got all the brackets and rubber linging back on, you are ready to put it back onto your car.



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