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Identifying a vehicle from its headlight

Hello, I am studying to be a privata investigator. I have found some of the remains of a headlight at an accident. There is not enough to assemble the whole headlight, but there is enough to show a serial number. Does anyone know of websites that could be searched to solve this problem? We have: a double-ended arrow. Then below it 7R01-7407 . Also on another fragment, 'A', below that a circle with a large capital 'E' and a '1' .(In the circle.). On another at an angle is 305-13. The material is glass,not polycarbonate.I am in New Zealand so it is unlikely to be an American car. Thanks. I had to enter a 'car' to get the message away!

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Not sure that there is a website like you are after, if there is seems like it would be something to serve the needs of law enforcement community and would doubt that they would let just anybody use it. i do however have a suggestion, would not waste your time replying if i didn't. i can tell you how i would go about this but things may be different in nz. if you have salvage yards (junk yards) think i would start there. if you take your fragments, in a freezer bag or something like that to protect them from further degradation and yet allow them to be examined, to a junkyard and talk to the counter people, you don't have to tell them all you know, just that you want to know what kind of car it's from, tell them it's a research project from school or something. they may identify it right off, or they may let you wander around the yard and see if you can match it up to something. near where i live some yards will and some won't, and some people at some yards will and some won't. it's sort of hit or miss. anyway that's a possibility, apart from that you might have some luck at dealerships or collision repair places, differences between one make of car headlight assembly and another may seem subtle but the people who just work on stuff like that all the time can tell them apart on sight. hope that helps

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