1989 Plymouth Voyager Translucent Headlight Cover

Tiny
C.LANDRY
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  • 1989 PLYMOUTH VOYAGER
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 10,000 MILES
Hello,

I have a 1989 Plymoth Grand Vogager that has a headlight cover, (not the headlight inself), that is suppossed to be clear, but instead it is foggy, and I cannot clean it. Need to replace it. It is the one on the driver side. How do I remove and replace it?
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Monday, September 13th, 2010 AT 3:34 PM

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Tiny
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Hi C. Landry. Welcome to the forum. That cover is a part of the entire housing and doesn't come off separately. I've read there are kits available to buff the lenses. Don't know how well they work but one person was very happy with the results. The only other option is to buy a new assembly.

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Monday, September 13th, 2010 AT 10:36 PM
Tiny
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Simoniz liquid polishing compound in the yellow bottle works extremely well in most cases for a few dollars. The more expensive kits do well with a lot more time and effort.

The Lexan composite headlight headlight material is notoriously sensitive to ultraviolet (UV) rays in sunlight and tends to cloud if not UV stabilized. After polishing the lenses to clear again, use a silicon-based car polish with UV blockers on the lenses to retard further clouding.

This video will show you one method: http://www.ehow.com/video_4997499_rid-oxidation-car-lens.html
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Sunday, May 29th, 2011 AT 6:54 AM
Tiny
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Thanks Vulcan. I might try that on my '88 Grand Caravan.
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Sunday, May 29th, 2011 AT 8:52 PM
Tiny
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It struck a chord with me because I'm spending the afternoon polishing out the headlight lenses on my 1998 Yoyager. (I needed a break from working on the dead instrument cluster and potentially dead BCM.) I've used the kits. I've used sandpaper. The Simoniz liquid polishing compound has always been the best compromise between cost, exertion and improvement. I use Racer's Edge aircraft polish available at your local airport FBO for about $20 per bottle as the final step. It's UV protective and Teflon based so it lasts at least six months.
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Sunday, May 29th, 2011 AT 10:01 PM

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