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Unread 06-24-2013, 07:50 PM   #16
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or all you gotta do is take threaded rods and 4 nuts for each one. one nut on the inside of the rod, then the headlight tab, another nut on that side to tighten the rod to the headlight, then drill a hole in the header panel and put a nut on the rod that will butt against the header panel to keep the rod from going back in the grille, then a nut on the inside of the header panel to secure it.

for adjustment:

to adjust rod inward:


1. loosen nut on engine side of header panel.
2. turn nut on headlight side of header panel towards headlight.
3. retighten nut on header panel to secure.

to adjust rod outward.

1. loosen nut on engine side of header panel.
2. turn nut on headlight side of header panel towards header panel.
3. retighten nut on header panel to secure.


if you do this on all 3 mounts you will not have to replace the header panel or adjustment screws and as a plus your headlights will now be BOLTED to your zj instead of "popped" on. you may spend $20 tops on threaded rods nuts and washers. (6 rods 1/4" dia 8" long, 24 nuts, maybe 24 small washers) and your headlights will be securely mounted. i did this on my zj before i sold it and never had a problem.

YOU WILL HAVE TO DRILL THE HEADER PANEL AND TAKE OFF THE PLASTIC CLIPS ON THE HEADLIGHTS BUT ITS WORTH THE EFFORT AND SAVED MONEY. JOB SHOULD TAKE NO MORE THAN AN HOUR TO DO BOTH LIGHTS.

What if you no longer have the headers or fragments of a header? Will this still work?

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Unread 06-24-2013, 08:16 PM   #17
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You'll need a header panel to mount the headlights to. Don't know what year Jeep you have but 93-95 use a different header panel than the 96-98 models.

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Unread 11-21-2013, 02:27 PM   #18
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OK several people have had problems with the adjuster pin but I have broken the actual clips (there are 3 per headlight) that holds the adjuster pins to the back of the headlight. Can these clips be bought separately??? Anyone know the part number or a solution.
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Unread 11-21-2013, 03:45 PM   #19
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Yes Kolak has the clips in stock. If you warm them with a heat gun first you'll never break another one.

Well I got a good look at this stuff when I totaled my ZJ from a front hit. It appears the adjuster (the part that turns with an Allen wrench and has a gear on the bottom) pulls straight up and out with a little persuasion. Pretty sure it it really is that easy if you can find the replacement part.
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Unread 11-21-2013, 07:15 PM   #20
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Thanks High,

I got in contact with Kolak. Wish I had of found this forum sooner.
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Unread 03-08-2015, 10:41 PM   #21
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for that your going to need new headlights. i looked for weeks and weeks even going to my local dodge jeep place. your talking about the clips on on the lights right
(Note: I realize it's an older thread, but not that old. It probably didn't warrant a new post.)

Uh-oh...This isn't good. Both of these broke (one in picture probably usable, but only marginally) when I was removing my headlights to get to the evaporative canister today. Now, if they didn't have clips on the side that clips them into the headlight housing, I might understand. However, they are obviously prone to breakage on removal, and are an individual part, but are unavailable as such. Unless somebody out there has found them available somewhere? Certainly the people who make the headlights are getting them made. And it's almost as certain that they won't part with them either, right? Not unless they're attached to a new headlight lens.

Working on modern cars, with all of the plastic, is getting be like dry plumbing. Anyone who has done plumbing, knows that you can always plan on replacing parts that you remove, and break, getting to the problem part, as well as the problem part, along with every seal within cursing distance. In getting to my evaporative canister to fix a vacuum leak, I broke virtually every plastic fastener that held the fender liner to the bumper fascia, as well as the lower clips for the fascia. Then both of the sliding adjuster pieces broke in the headlight lenses. I shudder to think to myself, "what else?". At least I know I fixed the leak before I put it all back together. On that level it beats plumbing.
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Unread 03-08-2015, 10:56 PM   #22
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PNP would be first guess , I will keep a eye out in my many searches for zj parts
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Unread 03-08-2015, 11:09 PM   #23
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PNP would be first guess , I will keep a eye out in my many searches for zj parts
good luck
Thanks, fishermandave95. I might just have to suck it up and buy nice, new, shiny lenses. But it does seem like a waste, being that it's an easily replaceable part, and is indeed separate from the housing.

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Unread 07-06-2015, 11:08 PM   #24
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Rock auto or A1 auto you can get the whole front assembly for $140ish with bulbs
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Unread 07-06-2015, 11:20 PM   #25
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Here is what I did with GM license fasteners.
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