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Greetings;<p>My front left headlight lens (V50 T5 AWD) has developped a fairly substantial crack and I would like to fix it before too much humidity gets to the HIDs...<p>Musta been a few people with the same problem before, but I'm having trouble finding a thread that will describe:<p>1-how to remove the lens. I can't see any fasteners, must be simply glued on?<p>2-Ideas where to get a replacements lens?<p>3-Best adhesive to use to glue the replacement lens?<p>Any pointers or reference to threads that would cover this would be appreciated! <p>TIA!<br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Replacing the clear headlight lens? (Dede)

I think you have to buy a whole new headlight housing, as I am pretty sure Volvo won't sell just the lens. Ebay is your friend, you can get headlights and taillights for $30-300...are yours the stock HID or aftermarket? I think the Xenon oems are pretty pricey, but ebay is still your best bet.
 

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Re: Replacing the clear headlight lens? (carreragt7)

The Xenon are oem. I am surprised that the entire housing must be changed - there must be a way to simply replace the cover? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Replacing the clear headlight lens? (Dede)

As far as I know, there isn't. I removed the lens when I painted my headlights. Judging by the black silicon gel I wouldn't say that Volvo would sell it to you. Volvo doesn't even sell the black radio knobs without getting the whole unit and that's much more intuitive to sell separately than a headlight lens... Especially if there is a problem with the peeling rubber...<p>But anyways, when I had my glass cracked, my insurance had to pay for a whole new headlight. So your best bet is as carreragt7 said: eBay.
 

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Re: Replacing the clear headlight lens? (carreragt7)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>carreragt7</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I think you have to buy a whole new headlight housing, as I am pretty sure Volvo won't sell just the lens. Ebay is your friend, you can get headlights and taillights for $30-300...are yours the stock HID or aftermarket? I think the Xenon oems are pretty pricey, but ebay is still your best bet.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Probably bang on, but the question is; are the lenses from a xenon and a non-xenon any different? You might be able to get away with getting the cheaper housing and just using the lens, if you are willing to spend time to swap the lenses.
 

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Re: Replacing the clear headlight lens? (mofolicious)

Been looking at Ebay and found these 2 assemblies:<p><A HREF="http://cgi.ebay.ca/05-06-07-VOLVO-S40-V50-Left-Headlight-2005-2006-2007_W0QQitemZ180362272351QQcmdZViewItemQQptZMotors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories?hash=item29fe6dde5f" TARGET="_blank">http://cgi.ebay.ca/05-06-07-VO...dde5f</A><p><A HREF="http://cgi.ebay.ca/04-05-06-07-VOLVO-S40-V50-LEFT-headlight-LAMP-OEM_W0QQitemZ220436397049QQcmdZViewItemQQptZMotors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories?hash=item3353087bf9" TARGET="_blank">http://cgi.ebay.ca/04-05-06-07...87bf9</A><p><br>The second one is also cracked, exact same spot as mine, hmmm... Anyway... <p>Question is, both are listed has Halogen... I have the XID. But the picture for the first item looks identical to my XID!! Anyway to tell from looking at the picture? Could I buy an halogen assembly and move the XID to it? Or I could perhaps remove the plastic lens but that would make the lens pretty pricey!! <p>Advice anyone? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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volvo doesnt make replacement lenses at all. you have to buy the entire unit. It sucks also because its really simple to just replace the lense.
 

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So does anyone have a recommended on-line reseller for Volvo parts? <p>I've looked at a few but I can't seem to find any that sell parts for recent S40/V50s, especially Xenon headlights?? <p>
 

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Ebay is going to be your cheapest bet, but if you must go through an actual dealer/seller than myswedishparts.com is decent. You can also try Vand's Dismantlers (vandsautodismantlers.com) in southern California. Good luck.
 

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I can't find XID on Ebay - not this week anyway. The two items above are all I could find. Perhaps I just don't know how to work with Ebay.
 

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I have halogen headlight assemblies and have recently upgraded to Xenon HID's (the kit w/ballast, etc... I don't know what the difference is with the xenon headlight vs. the halogens. Just stating that it can easily be done. g/l though!
 
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