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Clear Headlight Lenses for C43

DO they exist, I've looked at quite a few places, and I have not had any lucky finding clear headlight lenses... any help is appreciated.
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try ***************** or autohausaz.com
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... clear headlight lenses...
Do you mean OEM/Factory Headlight Lenses?
(I just wrote this at: CLUB202.COM )

First, determine if you have HID/Xenon headlights or Halogen. The Owner's Manual will help you there after looking at the back of the assembly. (In 1999 anyway, the HID/Xenon option package included headlight wipers.)

USA 'stealerships' (at least) can provide just the lens for either.

(I was pleasantly surprised that my Travelers Insurance covered my Xenon replacement Lens and labor as I have 'Full Glass' coverage.)

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Fletcher jones just quoted me 220.00 for the Xenon lens (1999) C43. Thats just one lens.
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the ebay headlight housings are clear i believe... id stay oem though
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As noted elsewhere years ago, I replaced my Halogen Lenses with the OEM Xenon Lenses and it made a nice improvement in beam pattern with the aftermarket HID/Xenon conversions. Sulaco on Club202.com just asked me about the lenses I used, so here's my answer for the rest of the W202 crew:

The Xenon Lenses are not cheap, but they DO make a noticeable improvement over the Halogen lenses when using my VVME HID kits.

(I imagine that changing the housings would make a further improvement, but maybe only if the HID bulbs are the same shape.
The housings/reflectors appear to be only available as a complete assembly MSRP $1390, online $1084.20 each side!!!)

202 820 57 66 Headlight Lens for Xenon LH - MSRP $222, online $173.16
202 820 58 66 Headlight Lens for Xenon RH - MSRP $222, online $173.16
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My upper seals were deteriorating, so I replaced them at the same time:
202 826 11 80 Headlight upper seal LH - MSRP $52, online $40.56
202 826 12 80 Headlight upper seal RH - MSRP $52, online $40.56

My lower lenses were VERY pitted, so I replaced them before putting HIDs there also:
170 826 09 90 Lower Driving/Foglight glass lens LH - AutohausAZ $18.89
170 826 10 90 Lower Driving/Foglight glass lens LH - AutohausAZ $18.89

The 4300K HID/Xenon Low Beams and lower Driving lights are VERY nice... very White and very Bright!
The lower Driving lights are naturally aimed low, so the beam pattern isn't a problem with the original lenses. I have all the 'parking' bulbs as LEDs now, and I always turn on the LED bulbs and the lower HID driving lights, even in the day time. I even get a credit on my vehicle insurance for 'daytime driving lights'.

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