Anyone replaced headlight cover?

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  1. bcgreen

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    2004 MC40. I have not found anyone who has done this and I am not sure if I can just replace the cover or do I need to buy the whole headlight assembly.
     
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    You mean the lense? Is it foggy or cracked? Also do you have the xenon lights?

    Most likely the easiest way if they are plastic and fogged is to polish them, you can bring them back that way. Then you reseal them. If cracked buy a used assembly. Have any pics? You can upload using the “go advanced†option when you reply.
     
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    Ether do what sully said or you have to buy a new assembly
     
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    Take them out and wet sand them with anything from 1000 grit up to 2500. You can also wet sand them on the car but you have to tape off areas you don’t want to sand by mistake.

    Then use a good compound on a DA and buff / polish them out for a while and they will be brand new again.

    New OEM lights run $800 each and eBay crap runs $400 a set.
     
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    I have a pair of 2002-2004 Xenons available in okay condition and new trim rings included. Send a pm if interested.
     

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    These Xenon were standard on the MC40. I hit a deer and it destroyed the headlight cover. Its a shame to have to throw the whole assembly as I have kept them like new, when it's just the plastic cover. I know what it takes to take them apart and reseal its just I am not able to find anyone willing to just sell the cover.
     
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    Yea that is a shame but I don’t know if there is even a part number for them.
     
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    I've never seen the lens sold separately and I've been loving the R53 model since around 2003 or so.
     
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    You may want to contact Raj at ark auto recycling as he may have a nice used unit you can buy cheap and use it as a doner unit for the lens you need.

    (863) 797-4725
     
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    Yeah, its looking like I will haveto spend the big bucks just for a headlight cover.
     
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    Call Raj first. See post above.
    tel:(863) 797-4725
     
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    Thanks for the tip, I sure hope he can help.
     
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    Bought it.
     

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