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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-01-02, 07:16 PM Thread Starter
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Hi fellas,

Can anyone tell me if you want to change the headlight plastic lens do you have to replace the whole headlight unit or you can pull this out seperately. Mine have gone yellow and its hard to see at night.

I went to a car wreckers and the bloke there told me you can't seperate it. Is this true? Or is he trying to make a quick buck out of me. He said he has brand new unit lying around somewhere.

Just wanna know on your thoughts.

Is it easy to change?

Can i go to ford and get one? And how much would they be worth?


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I've tried to take the plastic off my headlights, and found it virtully impossible. I've been told the same thing as you have, but there are some places that will recondition them, not sure who and were or how much, but they exist!

New ones are not worth the $$$ I think, but if you can find some good sencond handies you should be find.

Hope this helps a bit.


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I can bet that your head light covers have discoloured from a clear to a milky white. The best way i found to get them close to clear again is to use Autosol and spend abit of time polishing them.

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the headlight is all one unit they retail for about $250.00
but im sure someone on the forums did get some reconditioned.
not sure where you live but headlight & heater in perth offer this service
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i spent a sh*t load of time on the headlights on my eb polishing them up but it looks 100% better and i can now see where i am driving, an added bonus.

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what you can do (if the lenses are plastic) is take off the headlight cos it makes it easier and you wont damage any paint, then get some fine grit sandpaper like 1000. dont worry about the scratches as you will then progress up through finer grit sandpaper until finishing with wet sand paper and the surface is almost smooth. then spray with some clearcoat to finish it off and you done :-) and it'll look good as new without the cost
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-02-02, 05:23 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys for your input.

Went to my local auto shop and got some cleaning agents for the lens.....works well. Better than forking out alot of money for a new headlight unit.

The cleaning agents were Meguires #10 & # 17.

To my surprise it worked well.
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