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Does anyone else have the yellow haze over there headlams? These headlamps are very chincy and yet very expensive ($70 new each). I was wondering if anyone has found a way to remove that yellow haze (it's not from smokin ditch weed :D ). Is it on the inside or outside of the headlamp. This can't be helping to the poor lighting that already exists.
 

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I just noticed the same thing on my car when I was waxing it the other day. I tried a variety of cleaners on the outside, but I think its on the inside of the lens.. :(

I going to try to take the assembly apart this weekend and see if it come off..
 

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I also own a bmw and they have the same problem but worse. I was reading in one of my mags a while back and someone wrote asking the same question. The mag replide there was nothing that could be done. NOW, someone else wrote back a reply saying they had found the cure in a simple cleaner or wax or something. I'll look it up and get back to you as soon as I find it. :)
 

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i just bought my 94 intrepid and it also had the yellow haze on the headlights. i used the fine cut rubbing compound. it took about 4 or 5 trys but it cut a large majority of the haze. then i found some acrylic plastic polish and used it, the result was great! :D
 

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I tried a hand cleaner today and it cut it a bit, I'll wait a couple days to find out if it actually worked. The hand cleaner is the same mechanics use.
 

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I hope the hand cleaner works on them, my headlights are kinda yellow and I can't stand it. I just don't want to dump the money into new lights if I don't have too. They are really starting to look bad. I am thinking about trying rubbing compound or something???? Hope it works. Let us know!!! Matt
 

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Does rubbing compound place tiny scratches on the headlights which may cause more problems down the road? Or I guess I'm asking what does rubbing compound do? I also tried this on my headlights and it took off quite a bit of the haze.
 

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This should be my last reply to this topic. After applying about 10 coats of rubbing compound which helped, I applied about 5 coats of some "Force 10" hand/grease cleaner and ..BAMM!(Emeril), crystal clear. I just saved $70. (Thanks to who ever suggested hand cleaner). I think the hand cleaner is what removed most of the haze. I also added some WD-40 somewhere in between which I think helped. :)
 

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Question on this topic (I know its old, I've actually been reading this message board for months but have not joined until now). Did you apply the rubbing compounds to the exterior or the interior of the lens? The yellow gunk appears to be on the inside of the lens, but my mechanic told me that the unit is vacuum-sealed and cannot be disassembled without destroying the unit. Is this true?
 

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I have that yellow haze on my passenger side headlight. It only covers about half of the lens. I took stuff called Goo Gone and wiped it over the yellow...and it made it almost clear, but after about a week it came back, so I just rubbed more on it...hope that helps you.
 

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I'm pretty sure the haze is on the outside (mine was). The lens' are sealed. If you get moisture inside your lens then you have a leak in the seal. If you have moisture inside the lens you may go through light bulbs pretty fast.
 

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Well, I had a headlamp that had the yellow haze. I used some very fine rubbing compound on it. I did have to apply it several times and I used lots of it. My headlight was very yellow. It will put a lot of fine scratches in the plastic and look hazy. Then I took some Meguires Polish and WOW, it took all the scratches out and it was clear as a bell!!!!!!!!!! I guess you could wax it then but, I didn't. After 4 weeks it still looks clear. Matt 97 3.5 ES
 
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