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WTB 03-05 Headlights W/ Fogs

I bought my 6 used (its an 04) and it came with some pretty cloudy headlights.. i wanna retro fit them but theres not much of a point if the headlight lens is cloudy.. tried restoring them but that didn't work well at all.. so, if anyone is selling any headlights that are crystal clear or pretty damn close.. Let me know. Thanks.

(Willing to spend around $200)



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$200 is about the bare minimum you're going to find nice OEM headlights for, and most of those won't have the integrated fogs.

Try looking on eBay, I don't see too many people posting them on here, usually it's just tail lights.

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What kind of retrofit you looking for?
and how did you try and restore them?

ive restored a few sets with my brother now and weve brought back some pretty f'ed up lense to be nice again


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^^this^^
I had some pretty fucced up headlights. I used the Meguiar's Heavy Duty headlight restoration kit ($30) and they look brand new now. Only took 2 hours and some elbow grease.

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I usually wet sand them down and slowly go up to like 1500 grit to really smooth them out and buff them with some nice compound and we've even cleared lights before and they have come out nice


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I got ~$650 into my headlights. New TYC lights from Amazon without fogs ($150 each - MUCH higher quality than OEM), then swapped in my OEM fogs (free from lights I was replacing), then got the Mori Retro-Quik setup ($300 for projectors and HID kit), and finally clear Lamin-X to keep them fresh.

Once you get past a certain point, trying to restore the lights on this car is pointless. Every time I've tried (I've tried all ways) they only look good for a week or 2 tops, then start to cloud up again.


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I got ~$650 into my headlights. New TYC lights from Amazon without fogs ($150 each - MUCH higher quality than OEM), then swapped in my OEM fogs (free from lights I was replacing), then got the Mori Retro-Quik setup ($300 for projectors and HID kit), and finally clear Lamin-X to keep them fresh.

Once you get past a certain point, trying to restore the lights on this car is pointless. Every time I've tried (I've tried all ways) they only look good for a week or 2 tops, then start to cloud up again.
If you buy headlights without fogs, but car is wired for fogs (like i think you were saying yours were) you can just unplug the fogs from the OEM ones and just put them in the new ones without having to do any extra wiring?



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If you buy headlights without fogs, but car is wired for fogs (like i think you were saying yours were) you can just unplug the fogs from the OEM ones and just put them in the new ones without having to do any extra wiring?
No. If you buy headlights without fogs, there is no internal housing to hold the fog bulb.


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@Drizzoh do you have any writeups on your headlights?


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If you buy headlights without fogs, but car is wired for fogs (like i think you were saying yours were) you can just unplug the fogs from the OEM ones and just put them in the new ones without having to do any extra wiring?
Yes. That's exactly what I'm saying. At least with my TYC's. They were ready to go, all I had to do was pop in the OEM lenses and remove the blank cap covers.

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No. If you buy headlights without fogs, there is no internal housing to hold the fog bulb.
True, but if you have OEM fogs, you can buy new lights without fogs (at least the TYC's anyway) and drop in your OEM fogs if you want to do the leg-work, thus saving ~$100-150. All the wiring is there, just the lenses needed to be added in.

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@Drizzoh do you have any writeups on your headlights?
No instructions for the fog swap, but they were as pnp as it gets. Couldn't mess it up if you tried.

For the projector install, it's also pnp but takes a little longer. DIY: Clear Lens HID Projector Upgrade TRS And then here's the writeup that comes with the kit: http://www.4shared.com/document/kwjF...6_upgrade.html


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