Do you have to remove the bumper on an 08 civic si in order to install new headlight housing?
Listen to EdNaviEx... I can tell he has retrofitted projectors into his headlights like I have. He knows what he's talking about. You're headlights might have "crazing" happening to them... That's when you have tiny micro cracks on the inside of the lens. No amount of polishing will fix that. If it is indeed crazing. The front bumper should snap in. You just have to make sure you pull up on the center of the bumper so it clears the crash bar.I went to the shop and they only drilled in the back bumper, the front they were able to fix without doing so.. so that makes me really happy lol
I tried to have the headlights cleaned in the past and it didn’t really do anything(the guy used a sander and products), I suspect the damage is on the inside of the lights. I’ll give mothers a try and see if it hopefully works. Thank you
You can always use the sandpaper method, unless you were wanting to make an upgrade (RGB, black housing, etc). I do think the bumper will need to be removed though if you are replacing the whole housing (if only the bulbs then you don’t have to). The headlights are extended around and the pumper basically covers those areas to keep them that much more secured if that makes sense. Here is a picture of what I was trying to explain below:Correct, the front and rear bumper clips were broken from the first owner and they kept flapping in the wind.. so the guy at the shop told me the easiest way to fix it was to drill it into place, fill the holes and paint over it so they’re not noticeable. Butt my headlights are badly oxidized so now I’m screwed :/