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Scratched headlight lens that's leaking moisture into headlight assembly. 2006 toyoda camry. Easy to replace and how much to get it replaced?

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Personally, I believe its not very difficult to replace if your a bit hands on. Looking at a Toyota Camry parts manual there are two to three bolts that hold the assembly in. You will need to remove the bumper in order to get at the lower bolt easily. However, you might be able to squeeze a socket in the location in order to loosen the bolt without removing the bumper. (though I wouldnt recommend)

Outside of removing it and reinstalling, the cost associated with the headlamp assembly is about 200 to 250 for an OEM part online. Now, if you are not going to install it and have a mechanic install it will cost you approximately 60- 100 dollars an hour. I would estimate they would book 2 to 4 hours. This means the total cost with parts would probably be around 370 to 650. All depending on the cost per hour and the booked hours. If you are a bit mechanically inclined and have a few tools you should be able to do it on your own. Also, do not count out buying a used headlight assembly from a local salvage yard.

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