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Head light discoloration

I have the same problem with my 06 XC90, I was told it's from the chemicals in the Automatic car washes wich I use frequently.

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The headlights are very easy to replace and the cost has been relatively low on Ebay lately.

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It is that and the normal oxidation of the plastic lens, it is very common. U can in most case re-polish it, they sell kits to do this.

Posted on Jul 26, 2009

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