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Brighten headlamp lense

My headlights are really dim. someone suggested I polish the lenses. Do you have any recommendations for at-home solutions?

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Polishing the lenses is a temporary fix and doesnt last long, and then its worse than it was to begin with. You can try with some plastic polish and get them the best you can or replace the headlights, There are several companies on the net that you can purchase lights from, just google Cadillac Headlights and shop around. .Make sure they are dim because of the lens and not an electrical problem.

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