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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-18-2015, 12:44 AM Thread Starter
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I'm chasing a bit of advice. The headlight on my new XCT is aimed too high and I'm wanting to adjust it down. The owners manual suggests to remove the headlight bezel and then perform the adjustment.

My problem is with removing the bezel. The manual says to remove the bezel by pulling it straight out. The problem is that the thing feels like it's about to break when I try to remove it. Is it just held on by some sort of spring clips or is there something else I'm missing?

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It just snaps on and pry's off. Anything with a flat blade you can work in between the bezel and fairing. The paint will damage easily with anything metal so if you have anything around like a plastic puddy knife, kitchen pan scraper or such would work good. It does kind of hook it on the top so when prying out start at the very bottom or bottom corners.

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Thanks for that 40XC. I'll have another go at it after work tomorrow.

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What 40XC said (except I start at the top center, without any problems).

Shortly after I bought my XCT three years ago, I bought these at my local Harbor Freight: http://www.harborfreight.com/nylon-p...-pc-69668.html (see attached pic). I just pick one of those when I'm taking off the fairing, for the headlight trim ring and the speaker grills. If you're concerned about the bezel, once you work your way around it a bit with one of these, you'll see that it just pulls out.

I realize that you don't have a HF down in Oz, but any auto parts store ought to have a similar set. Nylon is tough enough to get the job done, and soft enough not to scratch the plastic.
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Just pull it off with your finger tips a little at a time. I have had mine off dozens of times.

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Check out my video.
At the 1:34 mark you can see how I take mine off and what it looks like behind.
I tried using my fingertips but it is on too tight for me, so I made some hooks out of hardwood, but you can use anything.

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Thanks for all your help guys. The pics and link were of great assistance. I ended up using the handle of a plastic dish washing brush that had a kind of plastic scraper blade on the end - worked perfectly!

Adjusted the head light down a bit and she's all sorted now.

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