The headlight lens or housing is responsible for directing the light beam from the headlight bulb and can also locate the turn signal bulb. This lens should remain clean and clear to help illuminate the roadway in nighttime conditions.
Made of acrylic plastic a headlight housing over time can become foggy hindering its reflective properties, additionally they can leak allowing moisture to enter the lens which can cause the headlight bulb to break apart.
In most cases the headlight lens can be changed out using simple tools and are available from outlets such as AutoZone or Amazon. If you were to have the job done at the local repair garage or dealership labor costs can range from $80.00 to $190.00, also you will save a considerable amount on the parts.
Identify the headlight lens and housing by lifting the hood, please visit our hood release guide for further instructions.
Please watch this video of the job being done, then continue down the guide to glean additional helpful information.
When matching the new lens to the old unit, take note of the adjuster position
and match the number of threads showing to the new assembly. These adjustments control
the height and right to left direction and need to be as close as possible. (Note:
If further adjustment is needed once completed use a flat driveway and garage door
(down) at night to help level the beams.)
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