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Old 07-31-2002, 15:41   #1 (permalink)
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Question XF Headlights

Does anyone know if I can buy new headlights for my XF ute (if they're still available?), or alternatively, where they can be made better? My vision at night is down to about 4 feet!
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Have you had the healight apart to clean it out? I had that very problem untill I popped all the clips off (carefully so you dont chip the glass) and cleaned the inside of the glass and the reflector... having said this, your reflectors could be damaged.

Mine came up like new.
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hmm.. might try that.

You can get new ones from spare parts shops Carolyn.
Try Rare Spares... https://rsp-secure.com/Shop/
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They're $126 each... might be cheaper somewhere else.
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Thanks peoples. AusXH, from what I can see peering into the glass, the reflectors are just filthy, so I'll have a go at cleaning them. But I thought they were sealed units?

When I break them during cleaning, I'll buy new from Rare Spares!
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Thanks peoples. AusXH, from what I can see peering into the glass, the reflectors are just filthy, so I'll have a go at cleaning them. But I thought they were sealed units?

When I break them during cleaning, I'll buy new from Rare Spares!
You'd think they were sealed, but you should see the junk that came out of mine :dead:. Funny you should mention braking them.. after spending ages making sure I didn't chip the glass getting it off I dropped one. DOH!

Moral being, dont drop them! :s3
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I find that you have to be EXTRA careful with the reflectors...sometimes the reflecting material comes off very easily, I guess try a little corner of it to see how you go.
Failing that..tape a torch to the bonnet :)
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Failing that..tape a torch to the bonnet :)
Such wonderous advice on this forum ......
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Check the Rare Spares headlamps, they are probably cheap Taiwanese copies....

Send an e-mail or PM to Partsguy and see if he can do a deal on genuine ones (if still avail).
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I once had a smashed headlight glass. Bought a Taiwanese replacement (TYC was the name) - couldn't be happier with it.

I remember it costing quite a bit though.

Nothing makes an XF look sad like dirty headlights do.
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You can still buy genuine ford ones however they do retail for about $215.00 each:
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