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Old 09-20-2013, 04:35 AM   #1
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Would this fix be acceptable to you?

Update, need light replacement advise. They will buy a set or single but want to see any aftermarket? Needs to be the Litronic Xeon.

I got my car back, finally. A month later.

New headlight driver's side, old light passenger. The passenger side used to actually look better than the driver's!

I have sent an email stating I will be needing both replace, because both matched before she backed into me. They did the pro sand & refinish thing, but no way. New is $2800 I was told.




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Old 09-20-2013, 04:40 AM   #2
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That light looks good to me. What's the problem?
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Old 09-20-2013, 04:44 AM   #3
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That light looks good to me. What's the problem?
Sorry. Could not add an attachment. Had to save another way.Puts out two different colors of light at night, and looks really stupid.
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Old 09-20-2013, 04:46 AM   #4
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I see now. Yeah I would see if they would fix this.
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Old 09-20-2013, 05:19 AM   #5
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I have been seeing Bosch and Hella Litronics on Amazon for ~$750 a light, without corner pieces.

Here is the Bosch:
Amazon.com: Bosch 302473374 Headlight Assembly: Automotive

Here is the Hella:
HELLA 010054041 Porsche 911/Boxster Passenger Side Headlight Assembly : Amazon.com : Automotive

These seem like a pretty good deal compared to what they seem to run new from other places.

Is there a catch to these somewhere? I was looking to buy these but I found a pair of OEM Litronics for $999 so I got those instead, including corner pieces.

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So are you wanting the other light replaced simply because one is more clear than the other?
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Don't forget it looks stupid at night.
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Old 09-20-2013, 05:53 AM   #8
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I'd give it a real good cleaning / polishing, and see if that would take care of it -- look for headlight cleaning kits, it'll take some time, but I bet you can get it back in shape...
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Old 09-20-2013, 05:59 AM   #9
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I'd give it a real good cleaning / polishing, and see if that would take care of it -- look for headlight cleaning kits, it'll take some time, but I bet you can get it back in shape...
I used the 3M kit and they sent that light out for resurface. It's been done twice.

I guess my issue is that they matched before. Now it's like the stuff my dogs leave on my lawn.
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I think you guys are missing the point. His headlights matched before someone backed into him. Why should he have to deal with his car looking goofy because the headlights don't match??? He shouldn't have to waste his time and money purchasing products and buffing out the existing headlight either. He did not cause the problem. It should be made to look as good or better than it did before the incident.


My opinion......That is ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY, NOT ACCEPTABLE!!!

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I think you guys are missing the point. His headlights matched before someone backed into him. Why should he have to deal with his car looking goofy because the headlights don't match??? He shouldn't have to waste his time and money purchasing products and buffing out the existing headlight either. He did not cause the problem. It should be made to look as good or better than it did before the incident.


My opinion......That is ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY, NOT ACCEPTABLE!!!
I work at a bodyshop and deal with complaints like this all the time. The common sense answer is yes the insurance company should make your car match. Unfortunatley the insurance company will not replace the other headlight if it was not damaged in the accident. They only fix what was damaged. They have no control over a faded headlight. Reality of it is, you can buff that passenger headlight back to new. We do it everyday here. We take 1500 grit sandpaper to it to get rid of all the oxidation, follow it up with rubbing compound, then plastic polish. Looks like new everytime. It will however come back overtime. Just letting you know that unless you get into the upper management of which ever insurance company you are dealing with, you probably will not get your other headlight replaced. Just basing my opinion on what I deal with on a daily basis. Hopefully you are a lucky one and get it approved.
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This is good to know. If I ever have front end damage, I'll make sure i take a hammer to the other headlight before anyone takes a look at it... OR have the lady back into it again to make sure BOTH headlights are busted
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This is good to know. If I ever have front end damage, I'll make sure i take a hammer to the other headlight before anyone takes a look at it... OR have the lady back into it again to make sure BOTH headlights are busted
Haha im sure it has been done.
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I used the 3M kit and they sent that light out for resurface. It's been done twice.

I guess my issue is that they matched before. Now it's like the stuff my dogs leave on my lawn.
Yeah, I wouldn't accept that. They should have replaced both if they couldn't find an old, cloudy one to match
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I work at a bodyshop and deal with complaints like this all the time. Reality of it is, you can buff that passenger headlight back to new. We do it everyday here.
where in MD? my passenger light was replaced a few years ago, and the driver's side is a little more hazy now. i've tried to do it myself, but since i don't have the patience, would rather someone "professional" take care of it.
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where in MD? my passenger light was replaced a few years ago, and the driver's side is a little more hazy now. i've tried to do it myself, but since i don't have the patience, would rather someone "professional" take care of it.
We are right here in Frederick. Zamora's Autobody. I see you are from Frederick so it shouldnt be too bad for you. We are off of English Muffin Way which is in the industrial area of Frederick.

Edit: Just make sure the haze is on the outside. If it seems to be on the inside then we cant really do anything about that.
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Unfortunately, the insurance company won't do anything about that.

I would buy this set, and then sell your existing set. You can buy these, then sell yours individually(ds, ps) and maybe even make a profit.

http://986forum.com/forums/boxster-parts-sale-wanted/48484-fs-litronic-headlights.html

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The passenger just need to be sanded and polished. That's a simple task.

Is that it?
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I be worried that they would want to dull the new one to match the old one!
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You'd be surprised how the Meguire's headlight restoration kit works on cloudy yellow lamp housings... makes them look brand new. Give it a try before you spend big money on a replacement unit.

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