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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-01-2010, 05:17 PM Thread Starter
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Need to Replace Headlight.

So, the 2008 Cobalt I bought had a headlight that is collecting moisture inside. There is actually a little puddle building at the bottom if you look closely. I got a new bulb put in, but it quickly blew out. So, the entire headlight needs to be replaced. There are two different types of lights for this car and of course, my came with the more expensive one. Mine is an "Amber" light, for which the dealer is charging $350. The other light was $150. Obviously, I don't want to pay $350 for a light if I can get it for less. Do you have any online stores you recommend. The typical auto part stores don't seem to carry them.
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Check the local salvage yards, or you can try to seal it up. You should also check to see where it came from if you bought it used, or even new. It could have come from a flood area, or something else.



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I ended up buying it from go-parts.com. It's been shipped, but FedEx says it won't get here until September 13. I paid $90 for it including shipping. I hope it's good.

The car was bought used in Orlando from a Saturn dealer. The original purchase was in Orlando as well. It was a rental car.
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was it ur passenger side light? mine is filled with condensation too


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I have a 2005 and both of my headlights have condensation on them and both had 'puddles' of water in them as well, I drilled a hole in each headlight because I was told that it might help with it but all it did was get rid of the water. I'm also looking to buy new headlights and tail lights...I'm thinking either halo ones or something smoked or black? Any suggestions where I could be able to find any?
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ive seen them fairly cheap on ebay. Im planning on getting one since my passenger side headlight is all crappy on the inside of it from water being trapped in there. By the time I opened it, dried it, and resealed it; it was too late

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I have a 2005 and both of my headlights have condensation on them and both had 'puddles' of water in them as well, I drilled a hole in each headlight because I was told that it might help with it but all it did was get rid of the water. I'm also looking to buy new headlights and tail lights...I'm thinking either halo ones or something smoked or black? Any suggestions where I could be able to find any?
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Pull the headlights out, shove a hair dryer in there and turn it on, should remove the condensation and moisture, then seal it up using silicone and put it all back together after it dries...

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thanks (: those are pretty BA and those are at a resonable price too. Do you have stock tail lights or are you putting smoked ones in? And, if you are what ones are you using?

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Pull the headlights out, shove a hair dryer in there and turn it on, should remove the condensation and moisture, then seal it up using silicone and put it all back together after it dries...
I'll try that until I get after market headlights. Any advice on how to get rid the greenish/yellow color the water made?
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