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#1 (permalink) Old 07-03-2010, 10:17 AM
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I have a cracked headlight leds on a 2003 optima can I replace just the lens or do I need to replace the assembly? Can anyone suggest a good site to buy parts.
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You didn't say if it was the high or low beam and you haven't filled out the "profile" area about yourself and car. We don't know where you are located (general area like mine is Massillon, Ohio) so we can't do a search in your area.
Generally the least expensive place is Ebay (compared to "used car parts" searches).

These are "aftermarket" (not KIA OEM) headlights. I bought two for my 98 Ford Contour and they were actually better than my old discolored OEMs.

High Beam headlights on Ebay are going for around $100 with shipping included for new replacements.
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Oh ...BTW you can find used lenses on Ebay for around $50 with broken mounting tabs.
The lenses will come off if you "cook" them in the oven.
Reference: Take Apart Headlights? - DSM Forums: Mitsubishi Eclipse, Plymouth Laser, and Eagle Talon Forum: DSMtalk.com
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Oh ...BTW you can find used lenses on Ebay for around $50 with broken mounting tabs.
The lenses will come off if you "cook" them in the oven.
Reference: Take Apart Headlights? - DSM Forums: Mitsubishi Eclipse, Plymouth Laser, and Eagle Talon Forum: DSMtalk.com
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Thanks for the tip on getting the lenses off, as far as high or low beam they are both working the outside lenses has a crack in it and I can't get it inspected.
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