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Old 11 Mar 2016, 09:05 am
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Default I can see clearly now, the haze is gone...

...well, I just decided to replace the headlights on my PT because the haze was so bad. Can't complain when my cost was 70 bucks a pop.

I think having to take the bumper face and grille off was more of a pain in the arse than the headlights themselves

Anyways, here's a pic of the old one and the new one before the new ones went on the car.

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Old 11 Mar 2016, 11:00 am
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Default Re: I can see clearly now, the haze is gone...

Be sure to keep a coat of protective wax on your new lights, to keep the haze away.
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Old 12 Mar 2016, 07:28 am
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Default Re: I can see clearly now, the haze is gone...

What a huge difference. And $70 each is not a bad price!
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Old 12 Mar 2016, 08:19 am
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Default Re: I can see clearly now, the haze is gone...

What a difference!
I have a new set of headlights I got as a birthday gift which I plan on installing pretty soon.
I've gone ahead and sanded the lenses and then sprayed them with clear coat. Hypothetically speaking, they should never haze.
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Old 12 Mar 2016, 08:31 am
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Default Re: I can see clearly now, the haze is gone...

I'll be getting a set sometime in the near future. Mine have like cracks all through them & a 3" crack on 1 of them. Thankfully it seems I can get a set for about $100.
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Old 12 Mar 2016, 10:36 am
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Default Re: I can see clearly now, the haze is gone...

I've used chemicals to clean mine - come out nearly as good as new, doesn't take that long to do, and is way cheaper.
Lasts a couple months before hazing starts back.
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Default Re: I can see clearly now, the haze is gone...

I did clean the old ones.... but the hazing was happening on the inside of the lens too so I priced out some jobber ones.... $70 each my cost. The OEM ones were $270 each dead cost so I figured I'd go for the jobber ones. They're all waxed and ready for whatever the weather brings 'em but I won't be heartbroken if they haze again seeing as how cheap they were AND THEY CAME WITH ALL THE BULBS AND SOCKETS!

the worst part was having to take the fascia and grille off to replace them. Thankfully I had TechCONNECT, a senior mechanic, a hoist and my toolbox (that rivals any of the mechanics') to help out and got the job done in about an hour. Flat rate called for an hour a side to replace the housings.

Next up.... repairing (or possibly replacing) the front fascia. I noticed a HUGE DENT in the bottom and the lower grille is nearly busted off.... never let your hubby drive your car
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Default Re: I can see clearly now, the haze is gone...

I've had the headlamps in my 03 Dream in and out twice, didn't remove the bumper cover either. Just dropped the front sides of the inner fender panels, removed the two outer sockets and the four mounting nuts, then oohed it out through the hole it sits in. Then removed the other socket and done.
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Old 17 Mar 2016, 10:29 pm
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I've had the headlamps in my 03 Dream in and out twice, didn't remove the bumper cover either. Just dropped the front sides of the inner fender panels, removed the two outer sockets and the four mounting nuts, then oohed it out through the hole it sits in. Then removed the other socket and done.
I went by what TechCONNECT was telling me. No biggie.
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Default Re: I can see clearly now, the haze is gone...

Lovely! I also just got a new pair of these...they are "eagle eye" brand and they are direct fit oem lights. As a pair the price was $117.00, but I only paid $80.00 as i purchase a lot of parts from Auto Parts Warehouse and have the APW rewards. But the hi-beams and low-beam bulbs were included...the turn signal bulbs weren't.

These are the headlights if anyone is interested: http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/sk...gDLRoCIerw_wcB



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...well, I just decided to replace the headlights on my PT because the haze was so bad. Can't complain when my cost was 70 bucks a pop.

I think having to take the bumper face and grille off was more of a pain in the arse than the headlights themselves

Anyways, here's a pic of the old one and the new one before the new ones went on the car.

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