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I own a 1996 Dodge Stratus. I have noticed at night that my lights seem very dim. I checked out the headlight lenses and no wonder, they are totally cloudy. I looked into buying new headlights and it was between $100 and $200 just for one side. I decided that I didn't want to do that too bad, I've already spent double that in repairs this last month. Is there a way that I can make the lens not so cloudy or just buy the lens to put on to my exsiting headlights? Any help would be appreciated!

posted by  Snidey02

There are loads of products out there that will restore, at least somewhat, your lenses. It's just a matter of going to a parts store asking what products they carry or even looking on eBay. I can't recommend a good one to you because the stuff I use is for wholesale use only and comes in a white package.

http://www.kleenlite.com/images/c1841.jpg http://store1.yimg.com/I/everythingautomotive_1872_30165185 http://store1.yimg.com/I/autogeek_1876_3055136

posted by  vwhobo

I'd suggest running searches for DIY headlight repairs. I've seen a couple of walkthroughs that show you how to clean them so they look brand spankin new. It requires that you bake them in the oven to melt the glue. If you're uncomfortable with that then your going to have to get new ones. I've seen walkthroughs with good pics so happy hunting :thumbs: :thumbs:

posted by  elchango36

I have the same problem with my neon. Just wana thanks VWHobo for posting the items because Ive been looking for them for a while. People said they dont work though

posted by  newyorker

My understanding is that it's some type of mineral buildup on the inside of the headlight which is why you have to take it apart to clean it.

posted by  elchango36

Someone told me its exterior oxidation

posted by  newyorker

Try the exterior, and if it doesn't help, try the inside...tell us what happens :wink2:

Looked up Headlight Oxidation Oxidation on google, and here's the results:

http://www.rightlook.com/browseproducts/Oxidation-Remover.html

:wink2:...but vwhobo's might be a better way to go...

posted by  chris_knows

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