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Old 07-29-2004, 06:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I need to get new clear corners. One, because I got jipped by PCP with the corner lights with weak connectors, and two, I alread have a f*cking hole in one . I want to get the OE quality, but paying 60-70 for corner lights is a lot. If you have done business with a dealer and got the lights for a lower price with OE quality, please let me know. If not, I guess I will just have to drop 60 bucks on corner lights.
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Old 07-29-2004, 06:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What do you mean "weak connectors?"
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When you take out the stock corners, or OEM clear corners you have to unclip it from the headlight assembly. Mine dont clip in at all, they just sit there. If someone wanted to rip them out and take them, they could. If I stopped hard, they could fall out. Thats the "weak connector".
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I ask only because normally I don't by cheap parts...but I recently grabbed some OEM-looking clears on E-bay from PCP and they fit great...tight like stock...I was not so lucky with my first corner light purchse though...they fogged and then I broke the clips that hold them in...I think it's just a crap shoot with some of these "lower quality" aftermarket parts...I figured I would give the cheap ones one more try before I spent $75 at bavauto for OEM corners...
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Yeah, I get these off eBay from PCP as well. Yours click into place? Thats odd, everyone else who has bought them have had the same problem I have.
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I had PCP corners as well, and they clicked in tight, but fogged. When PCP sent me a replacement for the fogging corner, I broke the cheap clip upon reinstallation. It really is a crap shoot, and unfortuneately, you get what you pay for.

I replaced my PCP lights with corner markers from bavauto.com. Good people, lightening fast shipping, and oem quality...
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I had PCP corners as well, and they clicked in tight, but fogged. When PCP sent me a replacement for the fogging corner, I broke the cheap clip upon reinstallation. It really is a crap shoot, and unfortuneately, you get what you pay for.

I replaced my PCP lights with corner markers from bavauto.com. Good people, lightening fast shipping, and oem quality...
Yeah, but $70.....
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