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05 Nov 2019 12:53 #215389 by JackBates
Afternoon all,

Are Gen3 headlights cross compatible from 1998 to 2018? or did they make changes across the years? Girlfriends 2008 needs some in better condition. Cheers!

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05 Nov 2019 16:34 #215394 by Lambert
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As far as I am aware they are all the same. Unless there are some that don't have electrical height adjustments but I think they all do?

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05 Nov 2019 19:12 #215398 by Daniel30
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Headlight resteration kit no good?

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06 Nov 2019 08:02 #215406 by JackBates
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Thanks for the responses,

Been asking around and seems there are two different lamp connectors; triangular and 'oblong'. Googled images and looks like she has the oblong type connector on the back side.

Daniel30- I thought the damage was too deep as it looks like whatever was put on the lenses has caused the plastic lens to spider crack but she's contacted a body shop who are taking a look to this morning so hopefully its something they can sort easily

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06 Nov 2019 10:43 #215418 by Daniel30
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Yeah fingers crossed a lot less hassle :)

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06 Nov 2019 11:15 #215419 by GF68
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I was amazed at just how much difference this stuff made.

www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00BHUPHSC/r...07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I tried to get some replacements from breakers and honestly they we all in terrible condition, so set about cleaning my ones with the stuff above and it made a really good job. Not saying good as new, but a really big improvement for very little effort.

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06 Nov 2019 19:39 #215430 by Scimike
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Spider cracking may be a Jimny thing. Ours has "cracks" in the lens and I don't know why. It's not the same as the brown discoloration or opaque finish that you normally see, it looks like a true crack but I can't determine if it's on the inside or exterior. I have lightly polished the normal discoloration away, but don't want to sand the lens if it's not going to change the crack appearance.
I would be interested in what the body shop say.
Mike

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08 Nov 2019 08:03 #215467 by JackBates
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Sooo

Body shop says too deep to polish as I suspected but worth a shot. now need to find a pair at a reasonable price! new are £200+ and second hand are close to £100!?

Are they in that high a demand for that price?

Anyone know a decent breakers with sensible prices :unsure:

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08 Nov 2019 08:18 #215468 by Daniel30
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08 Nov 2019 19:54 #215475 by Scimike
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Thanks for taking the time to feed back the body shop results. As I suspect the cracks are too deep to sand out, so I shall not bother. I can't help with the demand for second hand units, but the options don't look cheap to replace. Mine are not bad enough to join you in the hunt for replacements, but I do wonder how many are affected by this and is it inevitable or a result the of previous owner actions?
Good luck
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08 Nov 2019 20:23 #215479 by Lambert
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I think it's inevitable as mine on Dreadnaught are showing signs after not quite 9 years and I know for a fact that nothing has been used or misused to adversely affect the plastic as I have known Dreadnaught from the moment of leaving the dealership on handover day.

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08 Nov 2019 20:35 #215484 by Scimike
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I think you are correct. Interesting that ours are just 10 years old and the cracks are appearing, so potentially 9-10 years could be the life limit if you don't want cracks.
Can't be sure though.
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