How to Split Open Audi TT Mk1 Front Headlights


I have been asked many times how to open our TT Headlights.

In other words, how to separate the lens (or “headlight lens cover”) from the rest of the headlight assembly.

There are 2 ways I know of, one consists of putting the complete headlight assembly in the oven at low temperature for several minutes,  which softens the glue that holds the headlight lens to the rest of the headlight. The second way consist of using a heat gun to soften the glue. Both are similar in terms of results.

Here’s a youtube video I found that shows how to open the TT headlight using a heat gun. The user opens the headlight assembly in order to paint the interior in light grey so it looks like a 3.2 headlight.

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About andre-martin hobbs

I started this blog just recently because I have so much fun modifying my MK1 TT... that I need to let the world know! And it's also a good reference when looking back at my mods. Ciao for now! Andre
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2 Responses to How to Split Open Audi TT Mk1 Front Headlights

  1. Kevin says:

    Andre, do you recall what sort of adhesive you used to rejoin the front/rear halves afterwards?

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