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Unread 08-09-2015, 08:31 PM   #1
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Need new headlight frames

Hey all, I am looking for some simple advice. My son's 96 XJ needs new Headlight frames, as the screw hole on the drivers side cracked and the side light is falling out. I believe they would be considered flat black. My question to you guys is where to order and what brand is a good quality? I see some cheap ones and some expensive ones online but its hard to tell the difference. Has anyone purchase some that they were happy with?
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Unread 08-10-2015, 06:59 AM   #2
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Junk Yard! Stock ones will likely be of better quality, and cheaper.
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Unread 08-10-2015, 02:05 PM   #3
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If you can't spot one in a junkyard easily, Rockauto has replacements for like...3 bucks each. They call them headlamp doors IIRC. I just picked up a pair for my '01 because there are next to no XJ's in junkyards here that weren't put there by a major front end collision.
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Unread 08-10-2015, 04:36 PM   #4
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If you can't spot one in a junkyard easily, Rockauto has replacements for like...3 bucks each. They call them headlamp doors IIRC. I just picked up a pair for my '01 because there are next to no XJ's in junkyards here that weren't put there by a major front end collision.
No, they're actually called headlight bezels.
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Unread 08-10-2015, 05:41 PM   #5
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No, they're actually called headlight bezels.
Not on rockauto. Just double checked the catalog.
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Unread 08-10-2015, 08:32 PM   #6
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Doors or bezels..........both are correct.
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Unread 08-10-2015, 09:03 PM   #7
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Doors or bezels..........both are correct.
I call them bezels in normal conversation I'm not trying to argue or anything, just specifying what to look for when searching through certain parts catalogs
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Unread 08-10-2015, 09:10 PM   #8
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Thanks guys. I think I have also seen them called headlight frames too. Your right the wrecking yard is probably the best option but I am not familiar with the best places to look. I know some are real cheep online but are they cheep in quality?
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Thanks guys. I think I have also seen them called headlight frames too. Your right the wrecking yard is probably the best option but I am not familiar with the best places to look. I know some are real cheep online but are they cheep in quality?
Generally they're thinner plastic than OEM, not all but i try to go junkyard when i can to be safe. Though other than being black instead of paint matched i could tell any difference between my stockers and the replacements i bought. That was for a 97-01 front end though
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Unread 08-13-2015, 04:08 PM   #10
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Quadratec.
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Unread 08-13-2015, 05:31 PM   #11
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Well that is where I actually ordered from. I got the ones manufactured by Crown Automotive. I guess we will see what we get, I guess that cannt be any cheaper than the one that broke.
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Unread 08-13-2015, 05:43 PM   #12
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Well that is where I actually ordered from. I got the ones manufactured by Crown Automotive. I guess we will see what we get, I guess that cannt be any cheaper than the one that broke.
Thanks guys
Crown stuff is generally good. You'll be fine.
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