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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-10-02, 08:09 AM Thread Starter
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Headlights on my EF Fairmont


Not long ago i had the right hand headlight on my EF Fairmont replaced after a little altercation (asshole cut into my lane hitting front right) and i have since realised the Left headlight is badly discolored (foggy). I was wondering if there was any way short of a new headlight of fixing this. Is there a way the headlight can be disasembled and the lens (glass) be rubbed back to clear?? Has anyone done this??

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This is a very common problem with EFs. Firstly, my concern is that the headlights are not properly sealed so may be allowing moisture inside (this would render any cleaning efforts temporary at best).

As for the cleaning, check out this thread:


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The easiest and quickest way to do this is to find a headlight repairer, and have them replace the lenses. The Ford parts cost about $300+ each, but replacing the lenses about $100 each. I had mine replaced by a chap in Melbourne.

Aparently it is a common problem with EFs.

The actual headlight assy has to be heated to diassemble the lens from the rest. Not like the old XDs where the lens was like a big baking dish and could be unclipped. (and this is progress???)
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the XD head lights were evil to get on and off, I spent many hours trying to get them clips to go back on when i was changing the lens.

if im not mistaken, one of the reasons behind the EF head lights fading and going yellow is because they are perspex not glass...
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