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McLaren 720S Headlight & Front Turn Signal Removal

Updated: Nov 8, 2020

Perform at your own risk

Tools Needed:

1. Small Ratchet

2. 8mm Socket

3. T30 Torx

4. Flat Head Screwdriver

5. Panel pry tool

6. Jack

7. Proper socket to remove wheels

First start by engaging Park Brake

Next jack up the front end in designated lift point to be able to remove front wheels.

With the front wheels removed safely, locate the plastic push pins and screws holding the front inner fender liner in place.

Indicated below are the eight (8) T30 Torx screws to be removed.

once all pins and screws are removed, the liner can be pulled and set aside.

This now allows access to the back of the headlight and mounting.

Indicated below are the three (3) T30 torx and 8mm nut that can be removed to to allow for the headlight to be released.

Note: To access the left most located screw (pictured above) remove the frunk outer plastics that just pop on. This will allow access to the screw and others to come.

Shown is the connected un-clipped from the plastic bracket that is optional.

Disconnect the headlight harness

With the headlight now unbolted and unplugged, you can now gently slide it out by pulling it back towards the rear of the vehicle until it is clear of its guides.


Moving onto the turn signal removal, the easiest way to do this is to actually remove the frunk tub.

Start by removing the surrounding plastics, left and right pieces pop off and nose piece has two (2) T30 screws.

Next remove the 12V and emergency release panel by popping out the two (2) plastic push pins.

Disconnect the two right hand connectors to allow for the panel to be set aside.

Locate the six (6) floor pan screws and two (2) upper outer screw and remove them.

With all the screws removed, the frunk pan can be lifted out and set aside. This now allows for much easier access to a buried screw to the inner most part of the turn signals.

With the frunk removed, we can now access the screw indicated below. Keep in mind, this is the most difficult one too access (T30 Torx).

Going deep to get to the screw...

Pictured below I have already removed the turn signal to show the bracket point of the hard to reach screw.

Moving back to the inner fender well, remove the outer most turn signal nut (8mm) indicated below.

Moving onto the last two (2) nuts holding the tun signal in, move to the front of the vehicle and reach your hand into the backside of the turn signal in the center and you will feel the retaining nut. Remove the two (2) 8mm retaining nuts that are stacked.

Wrench used in picture is a slim Blue-Point double ended wrench. Comes in a small $120 kit from Snapon.

With the turn signal released, you can now gentle pull the signal forward from the vehicle and unplug the connector.

Note: The connector is very short on some of the McLarens which makes it difficult to reach.

With all the parts removed, you can now either swap the US style turns for the Euro version as I did in this situation (strobe to flash) or replace parts and or detail to the extreme level!

Hope this was helpful and feel free to leave a comment!

Tony Kiger



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