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when removing the headlight bezel from the fairing is it best to compress the top clips first or the bottom ones? don't want to break them or damage the paint.

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i always do top first. I have never broken a tab. I have had mine off probably 100 times. Thin screwdriver or butter knife with cloth over it to not scratch paint. I insert the "tool" right about where the tabs are, and pry up. then move to the other top tab and pry up. bottom ones come right out after the top ones have released.

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i always do top first. I have never broken a tab. I have had mine off probably 100 times. Thin screwdriver or butter knife with cloth over it to not scratch paint. I insert the "tool" right about where the tabs are, and pry up. then move to the other top tab and pry up. bottom ones come right out after the top ones have released.
when you insert the "tool" is it from the inside or outside of the fairing?

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when you insert the "tool" is it from the inside or outside of the fairing?
We are talking about 2013 and older right? between the outer fairing and bezel on the outside. having the headlights out is the easiest way to take off your outer fairing, well.. it is certainly the easiest way to hang the outer fairing back on its hooks when re-installing the outer fairing.

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when removing the headlight bezel from the fairing is it best to compress the top clips first or the bottom ones? don't want to break them or damage the paint.
Top first , then just lift out

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I highly recommend these. $8 is a cheap price to pay for not screwing up your paint.

https://www.harborfreight.com/nylon-...-pc-69668.html

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