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Old 04-02-2015, 06:40 PM
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They do protect the lens. I hope they will prevent the clear going bad. I also drive a fair amount on gravel roads that are hard on lights.
Is this the same stuff as 3M sells as clear bra? For my jeep its now too late to put it on, since the lenses are pitted, but i was thinking to put it on the lenses of the beetle, since those light assies are so unbelievable expensive overhere.

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Old 04-03-2015, 06:33 AM
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Is this the same stuff as 3M sells as clear bra? For my jeep its now too late to put it on, since the lenses are pitted, but i was thinking to put it on the lenses of the beetle, since those light assies are so umbelievable expensive overhere.

Yes it is. The stuff seems expensive anywhere I looked. I chose weathertech.com because the rest of their products are great, they have excellent customer service, and they are close to me. I will be installing the lights and the protective covers later today.
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Old 04-03-2015, 12:18 PM
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Did the old sharpie to the gauge needle trick. The worst part of this entire project was separating the front of the gauges from the back section. The WJ came out of the south and you can definitely tell it with the faded gauge needles and cracked driver's door armrest.

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Old 04-03-2015, 12:19 PM
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Installed headlights. I was wise to do the install in the house with the housings and overlays at room temp. It took me less than 10 minutes per light and they already look clear. I cannot wait to see how they look in a week.
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Gauges installed- The look so much different that I thought I was driving a different vehicle. I cannot wait to see them at night.
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Those lights look good. Was the tape already cut to the right size?
The instruments look nice as well, almost as new.
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Those lights look good. Was the tape already cut to the right size?
The instruments look nice as well, almost as new.
The protective shield was already cut to size. It was also much thicker than I expected. The install was really easy and did not take much effort. This is pretty much their instructions:

Mix 3 parts water (I used distilled water) with 1 part rubbing alcohol and place in spray bottle. I sprayed the headlights down and wiped off with microfiber towel, then removed the protective backing on the shield, sprayed it down with the water alcohol mixture, lined up an edge and worked the liquid out from the center to the edges. The kit included a small squeegee for the install and shield for both headlights, turn signal/parking lights, and driving lights. (I will do the driving lights later.)
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My solenoid (or, rather, the Jeeps...) went bust and I was told no separate unit was available for my starter. A full replacement would be needed.

I did not buy into that, a Mitsubishi unit without spare-parts? Neh...

A guy in UK had the replacement unit on stock, not immediatly identified but he helped me sort it out.

24 GBP + postage later the Jeep started up without hesitation.

Gearbox in question was 545RFE, which surprised me, I did not know my model came fitted with one of those.

(I have his ebay info if anyone else is looking for similar items.)

Next job - getting the "Memory seat disabled" message to quit buzzing me. It shows up at every second right hand turn. A lose terminal suspected.

Still trying to get hold of a document that will allow me to change headlights for a lense model legally. Spanish paperwork...
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