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Headlight Assy
« on: May 07, 2021, 05:51:18 PM »
Anyone know where I can find a replacement set?  The cover I bought last year did a number on the lenses?   Hell I will even take a set of lenses if you know where to find them.
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Ported and polished head
Exedy Stage II Clutch
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Backbone, Probeam, Cross Strut Brace
Underhood, trunk, & door Lights
ZOK suspension

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Center console, door inserts, & dash
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Re: Headlight Assy
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2021, 10:25:32 PM »
I'd start by pm-ing  Hoosier GXP on all of these forums. He was always my go to guy for OEM parts.  Then try Ebay, and the Solstice BB.

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Re: Headlight Assy
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2021, 08:23:53 AM »
The old headlights can't be fixed John? My lights were pretty rough and I was able to get someone to buff them out. After buffing I took them over to the gentleman that did the clear bra on the car back in the day and they now look brand new.

Maybe fix the old ones? Look up a detailer and see if he can help you out.
« Last Edit: May 08, 2021, 08:39:21 AM by Sly Bob »
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Mods: Lose the chicklets, VentureShield, Dual horns, AfterShock spoiler, Weathershield cover, Lil Chromies, Red calipers with black Solstice stickers, Opel GT antenna and Solo GXP-RCD exhaust with a Solo hi-flow cat!

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StageIII intercooled Supercharger, Wisco ceramic coated pistons, Carrillo rods, superTech valves and Springs
Ported and polished head
Exedy Stage II Clutch
big brake kit, slotted/drilled Rotors w/Porterfield pads & blue juice
Backbone, Probeam, Cross Strut Brace
Underhood, trunk, & door Lights
ZOK suspension

JPM
Center console, door inserts, & dash
Seat bolster & lumbar support

Focuztech Tri-Y Header & hi-flow cat
Solo Performance SQR-2
Norm's Rear facia
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Re: Headlight Assy
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2021, 08:38:29 PM »
John Everybody were out of both ( Left & Right's ) when I hit the Guard Rail in  N C . I ended up getting the 2009 GXP Coupe FOR MINE  they are the Black ones .
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Re: Headlight Assy
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2021, 02:02:10 PM »
Those aren't available either.
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Ported and polished head
Exedy Stage II Clutch
big brake kit, slotted/drilled Rotors w/Porterfield pads & blue juice
Backbone, Probeam, Cross Strut Brace
Underhood, trunk, & door Lights
ZOK suspension

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Center console, door inserts, & dash
Seat bolster & lumbar support

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Solo Performance SQR-2
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Re: Headlight Assy
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2021, 06:25:57 PM »
And fixing them is out of the question?
Just trying to do my part...

Mods: Lose the chicklets, VentureShield, Dual horns, AfterShock spoiler, Weathershield cover, Lil Chromies, Red calipers with black Solstice stickers, Opel GT antenna and Solo GXP-RCD exhaust with a Solo hi-flow cat!

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Re: Headlight Assy
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2021, 09:20:47 AM »
Time for a custom headlight build?  :(
If that's the unfortunate case so maybe you could do something a-la Tauro V8? I'd try TheRetrofitSource, maybe they have some ready-assembled HID or LED unit that you could mod to fit your Sols.

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Re: Headlight Assy
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2021, 12:59:17 PM »
Afraid not Bob, the new cover I put on last winter ate them up.
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StageIII intercooled Supercharger, Wisco ceramic coated pistons, Carrillo rods, superTech valves and Springs
Ported and polished head
Exedy Stage II Clutch
big brake kit, slotted/drilled Rotors w/Porterfield pads & blue juice
Backbone, Probeam, Cross Strut Brace
Underhood, trunk, & door Lights
ZOK suspension

JPM
Center console, door inserts, & dash
Seat bolster & lumbar support

Focuztech Tri-Y Header & hi-flow cat
Solo Performance SQR-2
Norm's Rear facia
Heated Seats
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Re: Headlight Assy
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2021, 01:19:54 PM »
Normally I would recommend borrowing them from that Critterman guy but that doesn't sound like a good option right now.  Are there any Solstice for sale in your neck of the woods that you cold test drive?

Ebay appears to have some used ones so you might check there.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/184778273887?hash=item2b05a4b45f:g:i2oAAOSwXZBgfZjr
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Re: Headlight Assy
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2021, 01:27:19 PM »
Afraid not Bob, the new cover I put on last winter ate them up.

That's too bad John.

Mine had been out of the car and SOMEHOW looked like one light had been dragged across the ooncrete. I took them to a detailing shop and the fella was able to get them cleaned up with a high speed buffer. I was frankly quite surprised as the scratches were so deep you couldn't drag you finger nail across them.

Maybe give car-part.com or maybe used-auto-parts.net a try?
« Last Edit: May 10, 2021, 01:36:34 PM by Sly Bob »
Just trying to do my part...

Mods: Lose the chicklets, VentureShield, Dual horns, AfterShock spoiler, Weathershield cover, Lil Chromies, Red calipers with black Solstice stickers, Opel GT antenna and Solo GXP-RCD exhaust with a Solo hi-flow cat!

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Re: Headlight Assy
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2021, 02:36:20 PM »
Yeah I can feel ridges on mine, might have to try a detailing shop thanks.
2006 Cool named BIXABEL (BISH-AH-BEL) Mayan for "Good Roads"

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StageIII intercooled Supercharger, Wisco ceramic coated pistons, Carrillo rods, superTech valves and Springs
Ported and polished head
Exedy Stage II Clutch
big brake kit, slotted/drilled Rotors w/Porterfield pads & blue juice
Backbone, Probeam, Cross Strut Brace
Underhood, trunk, & door Lights
ZOK suspension

JPM
Center console, door inserts, & dash
Seat bolster & lumbar support

Focuztech Tri-Y Header & hi-flow cat
Solo Performance SQR-2
Norm's Rear facia
Heated Seats
Black Cat inserts

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Re: Headlight Assy
« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2021, 04:39:14 PM »
What's the paint look like John?
Just trying to do my part...

Mods: Lose the chicklets, VentureShield, Dual horns, AfterShock spoiler, Weathershield cover, Lil Chromies, Red calipers with black Solstice stickers, Opel GT antenna and Solo GXP-RCD exhaust with a Solo hi-flow cat!

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Re: Headlight Assy
« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2021, 09:15:01 PM »
It looks OK from here.
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Re: Headlight Assy
« Reply #15 on: May 11, 2021, 05:38:32 AM »
Critter, I wet sanded mine and then buffed them out and brought back the clear.  Helped me sell Renee

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Re: Headlight Assy
« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2021, 04:56:04 PM »
Didn't do anything to the paint Bob, just the lights.  I am going to pull the lights and see if I can do anything with then.
2006 Cool named BIXABEL (BISH-AH-BEL) Mayan for "Good Roads"

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StageIII intercooled Supercharger, Wisco ceramic coated pistons, Carrillo rods, superTech valves and Springs
Ported and polished head
Exedy Stage II Clutch
big brake kit, slotted/drilled Rotors w/Porterfield pads & blue juice
Backbone, Probeam, Cross Strut Brace
Underhood, trunk, & door Lights
ZOK suspension

JPM
Center console, door inserts, & dash
Seat bolster & lumbar support

Focuztech Tri-Y Header & hi-flow cat
Solo Performance SQR-2
Norm's Rear facia
Heated Seats
Black Cat inserts

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Re: Headlight Assy
« Reply #17 on: May 12, 2021, 11:06:02 AM »
Critter believe it or not tooth paste works well as a polish on headlights.  If you have heavy or deep scratches you will need to sand those out and step through higher grades of sand paper first.
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Re: Headlight Assy
« Reply #18 on: May 12, 2021, 07:24:01 PM »
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Re: Headlight Assy
« Reply #19 on: May 12, 2021, 08:45:36 PM »
 :ttiwwp:

LOL, If the paint wasn't damaged but there headlights were, I have no doubt it can be fixed. With the stock of new lights almost nil it's more important than ever that we fix the lights where we can instead of replacing them.

Save the new one for someone that runs into a guardrail on an on or off ramp.   ;)

Here's hoping that any pictures that John posts now are of headlights that look almost new now that they've been repaired.
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Re: Headlight Assy
« Reply #20 on: May 13, 2021, 02:23:20 PM »
Maybe's the headlight is OK but it's Critter's eyes that need a detailing.
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Re: Headlight Assy
« Reply #21 on: May 13, 2021, 03:31:43 PM »
Critter has a step ladder, maybe you can inspect the lights for him.
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Re: Headlight Assy
« Reply #22 on: May 13, 2021, 05:14:31 PM »
Elff may be on to something.


I pulled the the lights and use my power drill and a product used to clear them up.  I did not take pictures.  Well not good ones.
2006 Cool named BIXABEL (BISH-AH-BEL) Mayan for "Good Roads"

DDM
StageIII intercooled Supercharger, Wisco ceramic coated pistons, Carrillo rods, superTech valves and Springs
Ported and polished head
Exedy Stage II Clutch
big brake kit, slotted/drilled Rotors w/Porterfield pads & blue juice
Backbone, Probeam, Cross Strut Brace
Underhood, trunk, & door Lights
ZOK suspension

JPM
Center console, door inserts, & dash
Seat bolster & lumbar support

Focuztech Tri-Y Header & hi-flow cat
Solo Performance SQR-2
Norm's Rear facia
Heated Seats
Black Cat inserts

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Re: Headlight Assy
« Reply #23 on: May 13, 2021, 05:22:28 PM »
Well I can't log in with tappatalk, so no pictures.
2006 Cool named BIXABEL (BISH-AH-BEL) Mayan for "Good Roads"

DDM
StageIII intercooled Supercharger, Wisco ceramic coated pistons, Carrillo rods, superTech valves and Springs
Ported and polished head
Exedy Stage II Clutch
big brake kit, slotted/drilled Rotors w/Porterfield pads & blue juice
Backbone, Probeam, Cross Strut Brace
Underhood, trunk, & door Lights
ZOK suspension

JPM
Center console, door inserts, & dash
Seat bolster & lumbar support

Focuztech Tri-Y Header & hi-flow cat
Solo Performance SQR-2
Norm's Rear facia
Heated Seats
Black Cat inserts

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Re: Headlight Assy
« Reply #24 on: May 13, 2021, 09:25:00 PM »
Glad you were able to fix them John. Have spoken to more than a few fellas that have had yellowed headlights and the first thing they do is look at replacing them. As a result the assemblies are getting nearly impossible to find.

Kudos to you John for taking the time to fix them yourself.
Just trying to do my part...

Mods: Lose the chicklets, VentureShield, Dual horns, AfterShock spoiler, Weathershield cover, Lil Chromies, Red calipers with black Solstice stickers, Opel GT antenna and Solo GXP-RCD exhaust with a Solo hi-flow cat!

 

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