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Old 03-23-2011, 12:58 PM
CalebNieves CalebNieves is offline
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Default My Headlight Is Foggy. Advice Appreciated

Hey everyone.

I hope I've posted this in the correct forum section. If not, please forgive me. I couldn't find the troubleshooting/problems section.

Anyways, I own an 02 Ford Ranger, of which the headlight (driver side) has gotten foggy. It's certainly not as transparent as the passenger side light. At first I wasn't sure why one was foggy and the other wasn't, but then I took a closer look at the foggy light and noticed a small crack on the outside casing. I believe this crack has allowed moisture to enter the light. I've heard of people restoring their headlights with special DIY kits, but I've decided to take the route of simply replacing the light with an aftermarket light from an online store. I found two sites that I particularly liked, but I'm unsure of whether or not they are legitimate businesses. Furthermore, I don't want to fall prey to a scam. Has anyone purchased from either of these sites and can verify that they are a legitimate business? Thanks in advance.

http://www.autolightcenter.com/ford/...s.html#NDU4Mzk
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http://ketech-llc.amazonwebstore.com...source=froogle
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Old 03-23-2011, 01:39 PM
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Personaly i would try the headlight kit from your local auto store the are known to work. if it doesnt work then look into a whole new set up. couple bucks for tring to DIY cou ld save you
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Old 03-23-2011, 01:42 PM
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Personaly i would try the headlight kit from your local auto store the are known to work. if it doesnt work then look into a whole new set up. couple bucks for tring to DIY cou ld save you
If his casing is cracked, it might allow more moisture to enture the lens pointless to clean it since it would get foggy again., it would be best to replace entirely imo.
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Old 03-23-2011, 01:42 PM
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Default Re: My Headlight Is Foggy. Advice Appreciated

I have purchased from the first site linked no problems shipped quick went well as for the headlight restore kits the jury's still out in my mind I had a Chevy trailblazer I used the flitz DIY kit on and wow how wonderful it worked. On the other hand I had the same problem your describing with my current rangers headlights but mine weren't cracked I used he flitz the mothers and the meguirs kit even tried the wet sand it and it got better but still not very good I think a lot of it depends on the material used to make the headlight not all plastics, polycarbonate are the same. Hope this helps also ebay has some pretty cool projector style fairly inexpensive. I think the DIY kits used to prevent oxidation and cloudiness is better than there correction properties take care man
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Old 03-23-2011, 01:49 PM
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If his casing is cracked, it might allow more moisture to enture the lens pointless to clean it since it would get foggy again., it would be best to replace entirely imo.
Yea very true. if the crack is prety good in size i agree maybe just replace it would be the best idea
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Old 03-25-2011, 05:32 PM
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If you don't like those sites try Amazon free ship over $25 for anything they sell.
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss...ht+ford+ranger
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