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Unread 06-24-2013, 08:50 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, 09:16 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.

Ken
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Unread 11-21-2013, 03:27 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, 04:45 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, 08:15 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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