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Old 02-08-2017, 02:28 PM   #11
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thanks, guys, I might get two used OEM. However, I am running into another issue. I can't seem to find any headlight brackets, any ideas where to look for?
(It's a black plastic bracket the goes in between a headlight and the bumper)
I don't know if I am explaining it correctly
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I would not mind getting used OEM, but those aftermarket nice looking headlights so tempting for the price. I can basically get new aftermarket, black housing for $145,
Ugh .....
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I would not mind getting used OEM, but those aftermarket nice looking headlights so tempting for the price. I can basically get new aftermarket, black housing for $145,
Ugh .....
$145 looks nice, but then you may be replacing them with another set in six months. It's your gamble!

You shouldn't need any brackets, there are two bolts that hold the headlight in, on on the fender and one on the upper radiator support. Everything else is integral into the headlight itself.
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I bought an aftermarket set of the original looking headlights off ebay after some dork sat on the headlight and cracked the lens and ended up replacing them a year and a half later they pitted and turned almost completely opaque.. when i took the car in to have them treated i got a call back from the company that was refinishing them and they said they have never seen a treatment make it worst and they were not kidding.... ( I have used their services a number of times and ive never been dissapointed plus if they cant make them clear they don't charge me)
i ended up buying a set of cracked 2002.5 dark grey housing OEM headlights off a fellow member here because the scrap yards wanted a mint for them at the time.. the crack was on the rear of the housing and a few hours plastic welding fixed them up nice..

my car wouldn't pass its safety as the technician doing the emissions said he barely saw any light on the road, my fogs did a better job of lighting up the road

if you do go aftermarket i suggest looking at anti haze and fogging treatments when you get them

this style but OEM dark grey
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Old 02-08-2017, 02:54 PM   #15
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Oh wow,
If that is the case I will just fix them up. The lens has a little crack, so I thought I need a new one, but I guess I will be fixing it.
I will spend some cash on other things.
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