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Posted: 01/13/20 02:58pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I know the halogen bulbs can be replaced

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Can the headlight be disassembled to clean the inside of the lenses

I've done the exterior clean and restore, with the mguires plastic polish and UV protection spray
They are clear not yellow, but there are spots on the inside of the lenses


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Posted: 01/13/20 03:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

They're usually glued together.
Most of the time they used headlight assemblies from a popular model current vehicle. Looking at pics of 1997 Bounders (yeah, I've got time on my hands!) your's look like they may be from a 1995-ish Ford Ranger pickup.
I've had great luck with aftermarket, factory style replacements. Often you can get a set from eBay for well under $100 and they're perfect! Example
There may even be some embossed righting on your lights that reveal their origin.

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Posted: 01/13/20 04:54pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Look at buyrvlights.com. You can get a complete replacement set. I replaced mine, and was very pleased with the results and cost.


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Posted: 01/13/20 05:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

MrWizard wrote:

I know the halogen bulbs can be replaced

But

Can the headlight be disassembled to clean the inside of the lenses

I've done the exterior clean and restore, with the mguires plastic polish and UV protection spray
They are clear not yellow, but there are spots on the inside of the lenses


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Posted: 01/13/20 06:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My rig has Ford pick up headlights.
Only way to really fix interior of headlight problems.
Ford pickup headlight assemblies

* This post was edited 01/13/20 06:32pm by enblethen *


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I replaced mine about four years ago with these Ford headlights and very reasonable compared to calling Fleetwood. They are at least a 1/3 brighter.

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MrWizard wrote:

I know the halogen bulbs can be replaced

But

Can the headlight be disassembled to clean the inside of the lenses

I've done the exterior clean and restore, with the mguires plastic polish and UV protection spray
They are clear not yellow, but there are spots on the inside of the lenses


Just replace them. The problem is not only the lenses degrading, but, the reflectors (inside the lamp assembly) degrade also. Turn the headlights on at night and look at the back side of the lamp assembly. If you see light going out the back of the lamp assembly, well . . . . . that light is supposed to go out the front.

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