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FS: 09 BHLM Headlights

Discussion in 'Buy / Sell / Trade' started by Lurkin, Sep 29, 2009.

  1. Sep 29, 2009 at 8:09 AM
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    Lurkin

    Lurkin [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Please make sure that you read the entire post so you know what you are getting.

    The good: Headlights from 2009 Prerunner with BHLM done. No scratches, breaks, or missing tabs. They are structurally sound. $95 shipped

    The bad: Some fogging on the top 1-1.5 inches. Left HL has some Silicone sealant drips on the lens (see pics), right HL has no sealant or drips. Pics show bulbs, but no bulbs included.

    The story: I did the BHLM several months ago. All went well, complete black-out of the chrome trim ring with Plasti-Dip, next to no visible chrome scratch through on re-assembly. Re-installed HLs and got some fogging on top as described above. Left it alone for a couple of months and then went in to clean up fogging and re-seal the HLs. On assembly of left HL, I screwed up and pushed the pieces together (after heating) lens side down which caused the Silicone drips on the lens of the left HL.

    After the drips, I decided I was done with this, reassembled both HLs; left with silicone and drips, right with no silicone or drips, and ordered a new set off of eBay.

    See the pics for the drips, but note that the fogging as descibed above did not photograph worth a crap.

    Any questions, let me know. Please post back to this thread if interested and I will PM you back.

    Rod...
     
  2. Sep 30, 2009 at 11:25 AM
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  3. Oct 2, 2009 at 2:12 PM
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    Offers?
     
  4. Oct 5, 2009 at 10:25 AM
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    Sure would have thought that some enterprising soul would have put a bit of cash, some sweat equity, plus maybe some automotive butyl tape (google it) to clean up and re-seal these lights.
     
  5. Oct 5, 2009 at 12:08 PM
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    how bad is the fogging? and could i just replace the lenses with the ones from my current 09 lights, seal them up well and be all set?
     
  6. Oct 5, 2009 at 12:59 PM
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    The fogging was a light band about 1.5-2.0 inches across the top. You could replace the lenses definitely. To be honest though, I would just clean up the ones on mine as it's just a couple of drops of silicone which should clean up with a bit of Goo-Gone. To be clear (no pun intended...) the fogging is a result of it not being fully sealed.

    Like I said in the OP, I just didn't want to mess with them any more. By not opening your's up, you don't mess with a HL that's known good. Leave it alone to resell later.

    To be honest, if these don't sell, I will probably order a bit of the butyl tape and clean up and re-seal them myself, but since I now have a working set that I like, I don't really have a high desire anymore. I would like them gone, but definitely can't just throw them out,,, that just seems too stupid, even for me.

    Rod...
     
  7. Oct 5, 2009 at 6:55 PM
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    Isn't there supposed to be a piece of semi translucent plastic covering where the turn signal socket is (to the inside of the headlight)?
     
  8. Oct 6, 2009 at 2:19 AM
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    if its around in 2 weeks i might be interested..bump!
     
  9. Oct 6, 2009 at 5:28 AM
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    Toren..., good point. On the 09's onward the plastic piece is actually slightly yellow. I took it out since I didn't like the yellow-ish. I do have the original piece and it will go with the lights.

    Rod...
     
  10. Oct 7, 2009 at 5:36 AM
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    Sold !
     
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