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Old 10-01-2000, 10:01 AM
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A rock just kicked up and smashed my glass infront of my passenger headlight. I think this is called the "headlight door". I am confused , how do you install a new one? How do you "pop" the assembly out with the light wipers in the way?
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Old 10-01-2000, 11:10 AM
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Somebody told me this was supposed to be really easy to do. I haven't tried it yet, but I have the same cracked lens as you. Let me know if you figure it out.

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Old 10-01-2000, 11:22 PM
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Old 10-02-2000, 12:10 AM
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You first need to remove the corner turn signal by pressing the release tabs from the inside of the engine compartment. Then fold down the wiper, unbolt the arm and pullthe washer hose off the nipple. Raise the hood and remove the small metal trim that is below the headlight, it should be held on by one bolt that is accessable while the hood is up and then the other two are in the corner where the turn signal is. After that unbolt the three bolts that hod the head light in and then the plastic nut ontop.
Carefully remove the headlight assembly, notng the position of the wiper motor and the washer fluid lines. Disconnect the lights by thier respective plugs. Lay the headlight on a towel and remove the plastic trim by the top two clips and the bottom two clips. You will then see the clips that actually hold glass lens in place.
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Old 10-02-2000, 12:21 PM
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Matt, this is the headlight lense assy. It can only be purchased as a one piece assy with the reflector. Follow instructions as mentioned. About $85.00

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Old 10-02-2000, 12:33 PM
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I actually did this about three months ago and I purchased an assembly from the salvage yard. I removed the plastic trim, be very careful not to break it as it is glued in place, remove old glue/bonding material, put a bead of sealeant,bonding material on plastic trim and set new lens in place. Takes about an hour to set. Lens cost about $20.

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Old 10-02-2000, 04:24 PM
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Thanks guys, still confused though.

I can only buy new and the only thing that I know that this thing is called is the "headlight door" which costs $89. I need the square glass piece, not the piece that glass surrounding the square glass piece.

The "headlight assembly" costs $295, which includes the parking lense and I do not need that.

Am I making sense?

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Old 10-02-2000, 04:32 PM
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Thanks CJ that sounds not too bad, but some other advice, i.e. from Earnest is a little confusing.

Someone mentioned to remove old glue/bonding material. I am confused. I do not follow that by replacing the glass I need any glue?

Shouldn't you remove the clips and then put the new glass in its place? Sorry for sounding ignorant.

By the way, what is that exact terminology for this? The only thing I could find out of a MB catalog is "headlight door"?
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Old 10-03-2000, 10:09 PM
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What is referred to as the headlight door is the plastic assemble that surrounds the headlight itself. I personally would call it the foglight cover. I just got a new one and plan to replace it this weekend. I'm not sure how to replace the glass cover for the headlight itself. I will try to take a look at it when I replace the foglight. If I can come up with anything I will let you know.



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Old 10-04-2000, 03:21 PM
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The headlight glass comes as a one-piece unit with the reflector. The lens (glass) is bonded to the reflector (plastic). I think what Ernest did was separate the lens from the plastic, and glue the replacement glass to the original reflector.

The headlamp unit (lens plus reflector) is about $65 dollars in partshop.

anthony

p.s. You really have to shove hard to get the blinker clip to reinstall.
p.p.s. Be careful around old plastic, it gets brittle, and likes to break.
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Old 05-22-2002, 01:09 PM
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Question headlamp door replacement (foglamp lens)

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What is referred to as the headlight door is the plastic assemble that surrounds the headlight itself. I personally would call it the foglight cover. I just got a new one and plan to replace it this weekend. I'm not sure how to replace the glass cover for the headlight itself. I will try to take a look at it when I replace the foglight. If I can come up with anything I will let you know.



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Jason, did you replace the doors? I need to do this on a 400E, the foglamp covers are all chipped and cracked. I assume the headlamp lens is also replaceable? Did any of the tabs break? Can you replace the foglamp lens (door) without taking the headlight assembly out?

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Old 05-22-2002, 01:48 PM
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Just as well you havent got euro lights, as it would be a complete glass replacement!
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