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Old 03-24-2011, 08:46 PM
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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 08 Dodge Ram, 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/dodge...s.html#MzA1MTM
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Sorry, I have not done business with either firm. If you don't feel secure in your transaction, don't do it.

You can get a replacement stock headlight fairly cheap, too, if you choose.
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I went the other way and cleaned my headlight to just about brand new. Its very easy and there are many kits out there. I would go with a kit that has sand paper these get the job done in less than an hour. You can do it faster but I went through every stage slowly as to not leave any harse scratches. Walmart sells a kit for about $15. You will have alot of product left over for multiple cars/lights. Also works on other similar fogging items or scratched plastic.
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How many years / months will this type of treatment last before it needs it again?
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is it oxidized or is there water vapor trapped inside the light?
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I dont know much about head lites, YET, but I can tell you that on my 03, the tailights have built in circuit boards that will corrode and fail when moisture gets in....happened to me when I got a tiny crack in one. After repair I made sure to seal the crack!! I dont know if headlights have circuit boards, in fact I want to learn how to remove them and/or change the bulb, etc. (will search the forum) At work, my bosses car developed your fog problem really bad, but my detail man used several grits of wetsand paper(in the thousands ranges) and followed up with compound and polish. They looked better than new....thats was two months ago and no deterioration yet....So, I agree with the post above about the sanding kits! Good luck!
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is it oxidized or is there water vapor trapped inside the light?
I want to remove built up oxidation. no water that I know of
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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 08 Dodge Ram, 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/dodge...s.html#MzA1MTM
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http://www.partsultimate.com/index.p...duct_id=212639
Give this guy a shout (dunno if he's on this board but he's on DodgeTalk). I just got a set of 02-05's (stock type) for $110 shipped and these are pretty quality pieces. He can probably get stock 08's, since the business is based on customizing the headlights.
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