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Lights Arrgh, the lights on my 1998 sable LS are driving me nuts. 1. they don't seem bright enough at night 2. high beams aren't any brighter than the normal lights 3. I can't find the new light aiming guide anywhere on the internet. Please, please, please link me to it or send me an e-mail. 4. I noticed that when i have the lights on, i can pull out on the switch and it will come out a little ways like for activating fog lights (mine doesn't have them) Is there a way i can tap that fog light connection so that i can install my own without having to mount an extra switch on the dash? 5. what's the best way to temporarily clear slightly yellowed/clouded lenses? I'm thinking some quality wax and a good buffing should do the trick, any other suggestions/ideas?

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  • b4321h Aug 30, 2008

    my first priority is to get the new ford instruction manual on how to re-aim the headlights. If you have any information regarding how i can get a pdf or the new how 2.0 book mailed to me i'll be very grateful.

    I'll worry about the fog lights later.


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You are most likely going to have to replace the head lights because the yellowing is in the plastic lenses.As far as the fog lights if you have electricity at the plugs for the lights when you turn the switch on there should be no problem.Make sure that you have a relay in place (if nessesary)and a fuse in the spot for the fog lights in the fuse box.

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