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Old 03 Mar 2004, 06:13 pm
gotmilk?
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Default 2000 Acura 3.2 TL replacement headlights cost $220 each?

I've owned my 2000 TL for just under 4 years now. This week, I
noticed that my left low-beam headlight has gone out. Turning the
headlights off and on again, The left headlight will actually still
emit a minor blue glow for about 20 seconds.

In order to find out what's going on, I called my local Acura dealer.
I was told that the headlight is probably going bad, and that the
replacement for these Xenons will cost me $150 each ($220 with
service). $220?! Noooo Way! The dealer also mentioned that this was
the only way to replace these Xenons, and that I should not simply
replace the bulb. According to him, doing that would risk damage to
the electrical system.

My questions are:
1. Is all of this true?
2. Are there any cheaper viable alternatives? Avoid driving at night
is not a gonna work for me :0)
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Old 03 Mar 2004, 09:23 pm
Dick Watson
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Default Re: 2000 Acura 3.2 TL replacement headlights cost $220 each?

1) Probably. This came with the package when you bought a car with xenon
lights. The work on a different principle (high voltage arc in a gas rather
than low voltage heating of a filament) than the traditional filament bulbs.

2) Probably not.

"gotmilk?" <ptfman@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> I've owned my 2000 TL for just under 4 years now. This week, I
> noticed that my left low-beam headlight has gone out. Turning the
> headlights off and on again, The left headlight will actually still
> emit a minor blue glow for about 20 seconds.
>
> In order to find out what's going on, I called my local Acura dealer.
> I was told that the headlight is probably going bad, and that the
> replacement for these Xenons will cost me $150 each ($220 with
> service). $220?! Noooo Way! The dealer also mentioned that this was
> the only way to replace these Xenons, and that I should not simply
> replace the bulb. According to him, doing that would risk damage to
> the electrical system.
>
> My questions are:
> 1. Is all of this true?
> 2. Are there any cheaper viable alternatives? Avoid driving at night
> is not a gonna work for me :0)



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Old 05 Mar 2004, 12:20 am
Lex
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Default Re: 2000 Acura 3.2 TL replacement headlights cost $220 each?

yup that sounds about right.
"gotmilk?" <ptfman@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:442a670f.0403031613.78840033@posting.google.c om...
> I've owned my 2000 TL for just under 4 years now. This week, I
> noticed that my left low-beam headlight has gone out. Turning the
> headlights off and on again, The left headlight will actually still
> emit a minor blue glow for about 20 seconds.
>
> In order to find out what's going on, I called my local Acura dealer.
> I was told that the headlight is probably going bad, and that the
> replacement for these Xenons will cost me $150 each ($220 with
> service). $220?! Noooo Way! The dealer also mentioned that this was
> the only way to replace these Xenons, and that I should not simply
> replace the bulb. According to him, doing that would risk damage to
> the electrical system.
>
> My questions are:
> 1. Is all of this true?
> 2. Are there any cheaper viable alternatives? Avoid driving at night
> is not a gonna work for me :0)



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