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30 Oct 2013 20:45 #88658 by rayz_x
Hi There

I have a 57 plate Jimny with some damage to the headlights - looks like someone poured hot water on them to defrost as they are covered in deep cracks. Passed the MOT but look very rough.

I have seen a pair removed from a 2009 model - would these be exactly the same type please?

Also, does anyone have an idea of what new ones would cost from Suzuki?

Thanks

Ray

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30 Oct 2013 21:10 #88659 by steffan
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Main dealer will charge a small fortune for them I believe thay only face lifted the jimny so would expect them to fit

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30 Oct 2013 21:31 #88660 by adamatdraycott
All jimny headlights are the same unit
The cracking may also be due to the wrong bulbs being fitted and they got too hot... So may be worth checking
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31 Oct 2013 11:09 #88720 by rayz_x
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Thanks for the help. I hadn't considered non-standard bulbs. I think it is unlikely as it had two owners, full dealer service history and done 25k. I haven't seen the same damage to another one, they just seem to get scratched and a bit cloudy. My favourite guess is still hot water - still amazes me how many people are out with the kettle to defrost a screen! Other possibility is a duff batch of headlights.

I have put in Osram nightbreakers recently but these aren't the hot ones, just a bit brighter.

Just phoned the Suzuki dealer and they are £191.35 a side !!!

Ray

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31 Oct 2013 21:22 #88826 by j999pre
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Check the connector on the headlight adjuster, these can be different, I think just on later soft tops but worth checking.

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31 Oct 2013 22:00 #88830 by steffan
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Don't you have a set of lights you could sell him James

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01 Nov 2013 14:14 #88893 by rayz_x
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I have just ordered the pair from a 2009, should arrive today.
This is one of the old ones...

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01 Nov 2013 15:40 #88901 by adamatdraycott

rayz_x wrote: I have just ordered the pair from a 2009, should arrive today.
This is one of the old ones...


I would say that is heat related, but not sure why people defrost headlights?
After 2mins with them on they have heated the lens enough to melt the frost/snow

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18 Mar 2019 12:56 #204742 by colbiggan
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I know you posted this years ago but my 2008 Jimny is just the same. Had it 8
years and never poured hot water or sprayed the lenses. It must be a fault the plastic. Did you buy just the lenses to or the whole unit? I can only find the whole unit to buy.

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20 Mar 2019 19:30 #204857 by muto
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Same here...2006 Jimny with the same issue. Anyone with good left hand drive headlights willing to sell?

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