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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by linkfeeney, Jun 30, 2009.

  1. Jun 30, 2009 at 7:17 PM
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    linkfeeney

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    Ok, as time goes by i notice the headlight cover goes yellow or this weird film on it....
    what can i do to prevent my awesome tacoma not to have this issue???
     
  2. Jun 30, 2009 at 7:27 PM
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    gavonder

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  3. Jul 1, 2009 at 3:58 PM
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    wow i didn't know they have this polish kit... does it take out all the yellow smudge stuff?
    how much duckets?
     
  4. Jul 1, 2009 at 4:39 PM
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    I have noticed this effect on 3 toyotas now, including the taco. A fading or yellowing of the interior side of the glass of the headlight. First, on my Camry:

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    Then, the Corolla:

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    and now the taco:

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    So what's the deal with this? Can this be cleaned or fixed? Is this problem only with OEM headlights?
     
  5. Jul 1, 2009 at 6:25 PM
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    you might need to just buy new headlight covers
     
  6. Jul 1, 2009 at 6:44 PM
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    Yeah, I used one by Turtle Wax that cost $10. I think Mothers and Maguiers both make a kit that is probably better. It worked pretty good - not like new, but worth it considering new headlights are $$$.

    GA
     
  7. Jul 2, 2009 at 3:19 AM
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    I guess I have to go to auto zones or pep boys to check out this kit.


    to ozman420, I dont know about buying a new headlights... you will have to worry about sealing the lights. It has to be super tight otherwise you will get condensation in it which makes it every worse.
     
  8. Jul 2, 2009 at 6:55 AM
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    Rocketball

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    I haven't seen this as a problem with new model cars and trucks. guess the manufacturers have figured out with type of plastic formulation works the best.

    My wife has an 04 4Runner and those headlight lenses are as clear now as the first day she owned the truck.
     
  9. Jul 2, 2009 at 6:59 AM
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    As you drive around, road noise blasts em, and the sun hits em too. They're plastic, not glass. We put a set of those xpel clear headlight protectors on my wifes 05 pilot, lights still look like new, and they're very protected from loose rocks cracking the housing. I'll be ordering a set for my taco as well.
     
  10. Jul 3, 2009 at 3:26 AM
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    how much are those cost? I guess they have all cut out to fit the head lights?

    the cars back in the 80 and 90 never heard this problems... they were using those big fixed headlights! Then they using using those halogen... all the plastic headlights started to turn yellow! Not just the tacomas, but all other brands!
     
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