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I left the headlights on my car whilst stationary, and after ten minutes or so the heat turned the headlamp lens opaque:confused: now in all the cars i've owned this has never happened, on closer inspection I see the lens are plastic and not glass.
What I,m asking you is..is the lens replaceable? or is a full lamp assemble required?
 
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If i remember correctly i dont think you can the lenses seperatly the come complete as a sealed unit.
How old is the vehicle
 
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Hi willow
the car is 2003 ......standard bulb setup.
 

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No complete unit, if xenon then MB will charge over £500

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to be perfectly honest i have never seen this happen before with the lights turned on. We can the lights on on the car for an hour in the workshop and nothing happens.

The only time i have seen this happen is when the car has been valeted and they used some form of acid based traffic film remover and it ate its way through the lens causing them to become opaque
 

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Traffic film remover is caustic soda and depending on the dilute will remove paint and disolve plastics so be warned.

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Just had a look at prices non xenon headlight is about £230 while a xenon one is about £610 but thes are jsut a rough price!!!!
 

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They come up on ebay so worth a look and dont sell for much.

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