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1991 Dodge Spirit 4 door gaskets have dried out on headlight reflector/lens assembly. Cant figure out how to remove the assembly to regasket. two screws are visible on one side, but can't see where the screw is that holds in the other side.

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Should be the same as my 95 Acclaim. There should be an adjusting slot on the top and the side closest to the grill. There is one underneath as well, but you can't see it. Use a small screwdriver to pry the adjusters out of their slots, then pull to disengage the lower one. Getting the lower one back on is a little tricky, but it shouldn't be too hard with a flashlight and some help.

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