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BHLM Dilemma

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by huntark03, Dec 12, 2011.

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Best use of insurance check?

Poll closed Jan 11, 2012.
  1. Buy a used replacement and do the BHLM yourself.

    7 vote(s)
    53.8%
  2. Buy a set of OEM black lights and sell mine.

    6 vote(s)
    46.2%
  1. Dec 12, 2011 at 9:10 PM
    #1
    huntark03

    huntark03 [OP] I'd rather be hunting!

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    So, I hit a deer and not only busted my bumper and grill but one of my headlights too. I would really like black headlights but I'm not sure what my smartest option will be: A) I can by a used light and "TRY" to do the BHLM myself or B) I can buy a set from rcfreak and "try" to sell my good headlight and my one with a broken tab.

    Thoughts...opinions welcome...

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Dec 12, 2011 at 9:17 PM
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    stunt man hans

    stunt man hans displaced viking living in New Hampshire

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    buy new either oem or depot or tyc brand headlights not from ebay check out amazon for some reason or another their headlights seem to be of a much better quality than the others and do it your self or buy the already black depots or tyc's
     
  3. Dec 12, 2011 at 9:18 PM
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    stunt man hans

    stunt man hans displaced viking living in New Hampshire

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    btw a pair can be had on amazon for around 150 170 shipped to your door.
     
  4. Dec 13, 2011 at 3:24 PM
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    huntark03

    huntark03 [OP] I'd rather be hunting!

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    Thanks man
     
  5. Dec 13, 2011 at 3:25 PM
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    huntark03

    huntark03 [OP] I'd rather be hunting!

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    I can't seem to find a used light I'm good shape. Anybody else?
     
  6. Dec 13, 2011 at 3:25 PM
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    simply do it yourself. It is super easy. People just freak themselves out when they say to put it in the oven. Also grab some silicone to help make sure you sealed them
     
  7. Dec 13, 2011 at 3:25 PM
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    Aw9d

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    Buy a used one and do the mod yourself. It's not hard to do if you follow the steps.
     
  8. Dec 13, 2011 at 4:40 PM
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    the mod isnt hard to do. i freaked out too when my friend told me to put the light in the oven. but it wasnt hard at all. just be careful with the glue. my friend got it all over the lenses and it was a pain in the ass to get off
     
  9. Dec 13, 2011 at 5:19 PM
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    huntark03 [OP] I'd rather be hunting!

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    I think I will save the most money doing it myself also.
     
  10. Dec 13, 2011 at 5:22 PM
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    :thumbsup: good choice.

     
  11. Dec 13, 2011 at 5:28 PM
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    huntark03

    huntark03 [OP] I'd rather be hunting!

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    Now just gotta find a replacement driver's side headlight in good shape.
     
  12. Dec 14, 2011 at 9:21 AM
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    huntark03 [OP] I'd rather be hunting!

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    Bought a used OEM light off eBay for $80.00. Is that a good price?
     
  13. Dec 14, 2011 at 9:25 AM
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    Pugga

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    For a pair or for one light? I purchased a pair used on here for $100, used and in good shape, no broken tabs or leaks.
     
  14. Dec 14, 2011 at 10:58 AM
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    huntark03 [OP] I'd rather be hunting!

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    For one light in great condition. I figured if insurance is paying 220ish, then was coming out ahead.
     
  15. Dec 14, 2011 at 11:01 AM
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    True, plus it's tough to find someone willing to sell only 1 light.
     
  16. Dec 15, 2011 at 11:56 PM
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    did you keep the deer?
     
  17. Dec 16, 2011 at 5:12 AM
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    huntark03 [OP] I'd rather be hunting!

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    I was heading to her with my knife and she jumped up and ran off.
     
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