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Old 02-06-2016, 04:11 PM   #1
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AL Headlight Lens on ZKW housing?

Hi,

I currently have Khoalty headlight lenses. They were a bit difficult to install in comparison to the OEM ZKW lenses because the fit wasn't perfect on the housing. The headlights also get condensation when spraying a hose around the headlight or washing my car (yes, I did replace the gasket). If it just rains, I usually don't get any condensation.

Anyhow, I have had them for 4 years and want to replace them since they are looking pitted (and because i'm moving to a place that rains A LOT). My question is, do the "AL" branded lens fit the ZKW headlight assemblies? I searched and a few people say they do, and some say they don't. Also, several places I searched to purchase the lens have in bold "DOES NOT FIT ZKW HEADLIGHTS." The ZKW lenses are MUCH more expensive so it would be nice if I can get away with OEM AL Lenses. Thanks for the help.
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Old 02-07-2016, 09:21 AM   #2
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The ones from Khoalty will fit both, AL and ZKW headlights. It's the same exact mold I don't see why it wouldn't fit.
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The ones from Khoalty will fit both, AL and ZKW headlights. It's the same exact mold I don't see why it wouldn't fit.
Thanks, I think I'm going to pull the trigger on them.

Anyone else have experience with this?
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