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The lenses have become so badly miscolored I can drive with the brights and no one notices. Can they be "cleaned" or cleared somehow?

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Yes there are repair kits for your headlight lenses. They should be about $15 - $20 at your local auto parts store. The easiest one that I've found to use is the one that works with your drill. Please rate my answer.

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