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Old 01-26-2011, 09:59 PM   #1
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Headlight housing ---no part number?

When I was replacing the headlight cover I wanted to wipe off some of the water that got in there. While doing that I accidentally wiped off a bit of the reflective coating right on the outer edge of the reflector. It's not a big problem, but I'm a bit unhappy to have that happen. I was looking around to see if I can replace that part itself, but it seems to be all integrated with the housing. The problem is that the housing doesn't seem to have a part number on RealOEM.

It's the gray thing in the middle of the diagram. Is it possible to get it separately from the rest? Any ideas as to how much it might cost?


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Old 01-26-2011, 10:47 PM   #2
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Old 01-26-2011, 10:51 PM   #3
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Strange. I could see it. In any case, I copied it somewhere else. Does it work now?
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Old 01-26-2011, 10:54 PM   #4
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It's working now.

Edit: Now that I've taken a look, are you looking for the actual reflector assembly? The part where the bulb goes?

This part:


???

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Old 01-26-2011, 11:30 PM   #5
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Hmm.. Possibly. I'll have a look tomorrow to double check.
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Old 01-27-2011, 06:53 PM   #6
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Yes, that's the part. Although mine seems to look at bit different.
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Old 01-27-2011, 07:56 PM   #7
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You have halogen headlights?

Anyways, I'm fairly certain this isn't a replaceable part. You will likely have to find a junkyard to pull a headlight or buy a used headlight from another member.
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Old 01-27-2011, 08:20 PM   #8
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No, I have Xenon headlights. The non-Xenon part is deeper, although it may be something that can be disconnected. Anyways, it's not a big deal, but I'll keep my eyes open for a chance to get one of those. Thanks!

Edit: I just took another look at your pic. I took the reflection to be "lack of part". I think mine looks exactly like yours.

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