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The headlight units I bought were brand new made by Valeo, which I'm pretty sure is the OE manufacturer - search Ebay for Valeo. They even came with all the halogen bulbs fitted and the tilt motor ready for Plug & Play. 2 years ago they were 拢90 each, I see they are still on Fleabay for about 拢125 RHD - you will want LHD. I wouldn't touch an old used one and for MY07 pre facelift those selling used would be uncertain condition and much hassle to return - Big box.

Can't help with the rears I'm afraid.

 

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The headlight units I bought were brand new made by Valeo, which I'm pretty sure is the OE manufacturer - search Ebay for Valeo. They even came with all the halogen bulbs fitted and the tilt motor ready for Plug & Play. 2 years ago they were 拢90 each, I see they are still on Fleabay for about 拢125 RHD - you will want LHD. I wouldn't touch an old used one and for MY07 pre facelift those selling used would be uncertain condition and much hassle to return - Big box.

Can't help with the rears I'm afraid.

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That's just the outside Plexiglas surface but not so easy when the internal ali reflector has dulled and the inside surfaces have yellowed. Vitrtually impossible to take apart - many have tried and others have poured stuff inside, but that doesn't work. Comparison before and after was like night & day (well as good as they can be for tungsten).
 

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That's just the outside Plexiglas surface but not so easy when the internal ali reflector has dulled and the inside surfaces have yellowed. Vitrtually impossible to take apart - many have tried and others have poured stuff inside, but that doesn't work. Comparison before and after was like night & day (well as good as they can be for tungsten).
Ahh, fair play. Mine was just on the outside. Don't think the previous owner knew what a bucket and sponge even looked like!
 

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Yeh, I started with a few surface scratches which cleaned up like yours. Then I got 'comments' on mot about the internals being dull. By the time you have extracted these headlamps and as a precaution paid to have their beams set afterwards, buying new shiny replacements is a no-brainer.
 

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That's just the outside Plexiglas surface but not so easy when the internal ali reflector has dulled and the inside surfaces have yellowed. Vitrtually impossible to take apart - many have tried and others have poured stuff inside, but that doesn't work. Comparison before and after was like night & day (well as good as they can be for tungsten).
Actually, most headlights are pretty easy to take apart. I have taken apart quite a few different ones using my home oven as the heat source to soften up the adhesive that hold the plastic lens onto the bucket. This video shows a custom heat box that the guy uses to heat up a VW Polo headlight to do a Xenon conversion.


This video shows a set of custom EOS headlights. These were posted on Facebook but the owner was not the one who made them, so no video showing the construction.

 

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I suppose you have nothing to lose if the alternative is buying another. I have a PID digital temp controller on my fan oven. I'd like to know the adhesive melt temperature, before any other part melts. I kept an old unit as a spare which I might practice on.
 

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I have heated my oven up to 400 degrees F., turned it off and put the headlight in for 10 minutes. Temps and times shown in the video would probably be a safer starting point.
 

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Thanks, he has to work fast whilst it's hot. I wonder what glue he puts back and if hot melt stick glue is good enough?
Buytl Headlight Sealant is what I use. Same process more or less that is shown in this video, although you don't have to put it back in the over when everything is put back together IMO

 

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In the US we have a product called 鈥淒eep Woods OFF鈥
A friend told me about trying it, really works on the green/brown stain that seems to accumulate. I鈥檓 no chemist so I can鈥檛 tell you what it does to the plastic or your health if you are pregnant and living in California. Your mileage well vary! But I will say it made my 15 year old headlight plastic look like 5 year old headlight plastic!.
 
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