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Old 21 Dec 2011, 08:07 pm
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Hey everyone.

I hope I've posted this in the correct forum section. If not, please forgive me. I couldn't find the troubleshooting/problems section.

Anyways, I own a 06 Chrysler PT Cruiser (salvage title, I bought it from a car mechanic off of craigslist), of which the headlight (driver side) has gotten foggy. It's certainly not as transparent as the passenger side light. At first I wasn't sure why one was foggy and the other wasn't, but then I took a closer look at the foggy light and noticed a small crack on the outside casing. I believe this crack has allowed moisture to enter the light. I've heard of people restoring their headlights with special DIY kits, but I've decided to take the route of simply replacing the light with an aftermarket light from an online store. I found two sites that I particularly liked, but I'm unsure of whether or not they are legitimate businesses. Furthermore, I don't want to fall prey to a scam. Has anyone purchased from either of these sites and can verify that they are a legitimate business? The following parts match the oem number of the one I need. Thanks in advance.

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Old 21 Dec 2011, 08:20 pm
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Hey everyone.

I hope I've posted this in the correct forum section. If not, please forgive me. I couldn't find the troubleshooting/problems section.

Anyways, I own a 06 Chrysler PT Cruiser (salvage title, I bought it from a car mechanic off of craigslist), of which the headlight (driver side) has gotten foggy. It's certainly not as transparent as the passenger side light. At first I wasn't sure why one was foggy and the other wasn't, but then I took a closer look at the foggy light and noticed a small crack on the outside casing. I believe this crack has allowed moisture to enter the light. I've heard of people restoring their headlights with special DIY kits, but I've decided to take the route of simply replacing the light with an aftermarket light from an online store. I found two sites that I particularly liked, but I'm unsure of whether or not they are legitimate businesses. Furthermore, I don't want to fall prey to a scam. Has anyone purchased from either of these sites and can verify that they are a legitimate business? The following parts match the oem number of the one I need. Thanks in advance.

Chrysler PT Cruiser Headlight > AutoLightCenter.com
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https://www.boocoo.com/auction/detai...62&refsrc=gshp
sorry to hear about the trouble, but honestly i always get all my stuff from ebay. but there's other credible places to buy from. you just gotta look.
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Old 21 Dec 2011, 08:35 pm
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Headlights aren't sealed, they're vented.

Get some plastic polish, it'll look mint in 5 minutes.

And it'll fit like it was made to- Unlike Chinese copys
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Old 21 Dec 2011, 09:14 pm
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I have a few friends who run around junk yards and sell PT parts, if you're interested. Personally I'd not go with a new one, and especially not one of those Chinese fakes.

There is an alternative. Over on PTCrew.com is a thread that showed how to paint the interior of your headlights, and included in those instructions is shown how to 'bake' the headlight so that it comes apart so that you can clean the inside of the lens.

Now, it's been years since that thread was originally posted, but I can tell you that I've baked my headlights apart using the same method. Here is a link that I made long ago to a pdf version of that process, feel free to download it at your leisure.

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i deal with these guys all the time. They are fast, and have good products. Ive used quite a bit of their cosmetic parts and i have yet to find one that didnt work well.

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