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Old 29 Dec 2010, 08:12 am
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2004 Accord. The headlights are just not bright enough on the car and I'd
like to replace them with something brighter. I've looked at the HID bulbs,
is that the only option? What has anyone tried and how do they work? Thanks
in advance.
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Old 29 Dec 2010, 08:15 pm
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"Help-Slip-Franklin" <blackYOURHAIR1988@yahoo.com> wrote in
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> 2004 Accord. The headlights are just not bright enough on the car and
> I'd like to replace them with something brighter. I've looked at the
> HID bulbs, is that the only option? What has anyone tried and how do
> they work? Thanks in advance.
> H-S-F
>
>



See my reply in alt.autos.honda, to which you also posted, but independenly
of this group.

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Old 04 Jan 2011, 07:01 am
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Thanks Tegger for the Nighthawk info and the Stern website.
H-S-F

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> "Help-Slip-Franklin" <blackYOURHAIR1988@yahoo.com> wrote in
> news:ifffkv$vii$2@news.eternal-september.org:
>
>> 2004 Accord. The headlights are just not bright enough on the car and
>> I'd like to replace them with something brighter. I've looked at the
>> HID bulbs, is that the only option? What has anyone tried and how do
>> they work? Thanks in advance.
>> H-S-F
>>
>>

>
>
> See my reply in alt.autos.honda, to which you also posted, but
> independenly
> of this group.
>
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Old 04 Jan 2011, 01:38 pm
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Tegger <invalid@example.com> wrote:

> See my reply in alt.autos.honda, to which you also posted, but independenly
> of this group.


And what if there is no alt.autos.honda on my news server?
I don't get to read your pithy reply?

The headlights on my 2005 ford are much brighter than my 2003 Civic.
The Civic also has hazing that I can't get rid of with a lens cleaning kit,
and both have recently cracked, now I have moisture inside one, maybe both,
so I'm in the market for complete replacements.

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Old 04 Jan 2011, 02:23 pm
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dold@47.usenet.us.com wrote in news:ifvsvu$n0g$1@blue.rahul.net:

> Tegger <invalid@example.com> wrote:
>
>> See my reply in alt.autos.honda, to which you also posted, but
>> independenly of this group.

>
> And what if there is no alt.autos.honda on my news server?
> I don't get to read your pithy reply?




How unfortunate that my pearls of wisdom have not graced your ears.



>
> The headlights on my 2005 ford are much brighter than my 2003 Civic.
> The Civic also has hazing that I can't get rid of with a lens cleaning
> kit, and both have recently cracked, now I have moisture inside one,
> maybe both, so I'm in the market for complete replacements.
>



Wrecking yard.


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Old 04 Jan 2011, 02:45 pm
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Tegger <invalid@example.com> wrote:
> dold@47.usenet.us.com wrote in news:ifvsvu$n0g$1@blue.rahul.net:
> How unfortunate that my pearls of wisdom have not graced your ears.


I delight in your pearls of wisdom in the rec.autos.makers.honda that I do
get. I was going to browse through the previous bits to look for a
recommended supplier for the lenses.

> Wrecking yard.


I like wrecking yards for some items, but I wouldn't look there for
replacements for pieces of plastic that have suffered from aging, since all
of them would be the same age as mine.

And I didn't get to see your recommendation to the OP about brighter
headlights, unless that was it, that his lenses were bad, and you suggest
junkyard replacements.

This week, I am also in need of the underside fairing plastics for my 2003 Civic
Hybrid.

I had been driving the Ford for a while, and forgot how low the Civic is.
I pulled in too far against a parking bumper curb, snagged something on a
chunk of rebar used to anchor the parking curb, and ripped out some of the
underside of the Civic when I backed up.

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Old 04 Jan 2011, 06:24 pm
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dold@47.usenet.us.com wrote in news:ig00ta$qc5$1@blue.rahul.net:

> Tegger <invalid@example.com> wrote:
>> dold@47.usenet.us.com wrote in news:ifvsvu$n0g$1@blue.rahul.net:
>> How unfortunate that my pearls of wisdom have not graced your ears.

>
> I delight in your pearls of wisdom in the rec.autos.makers.honda that
> I do get. I was going to browse through the previous bits to look for
> a recommended supplier for the lenses.
>
>> Wrecking yard.

>
> I like wrecking yards for some items, but I wouldn't look there for
> replacements for pieces of plastic that have suffered from aging,
> since all of them would be the same age as mine.
>
> And I didn't get to see your recommendation to the OP about brighter
> headlights, unless that was it, that his lenses were bad, and you
> suggest junkyard replacements.




I suggested GE Nighthawk bulbs.

He never really said just why he considered his headlights to be
not-bright-enough.


>
> This week, I am also in need of the underside fairing plastics for my
> 2003 Civic Hybrid.




Ay. Plastic body-stuff that lives under the car has an exceedingly hard
life indeed. Plus, cars in wrecking yards are carried around by forklift,
which tends to destroy everything south of the rocker panels.

Ever considered a rice-boy fiberglass kit?



>
> I had been driving the Ford for a while, and forgot how low the Civic
> is. I pulled in too far against a parking bumper curb, snagged
> something on a chunk of rebar used to anchor the parking curb, and
> ripped out some of the underside of the Civic when I backed up.
>




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Old 05 Jan 2011, 04:45 pm
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Tegger <invalid@example.com> wrote:
> Ay. Plastic body-stuff that lives under the car has an exceedingly hard
> life indeed. Plus, cars in wrecking yards are carried around by forklift,
> which tends to destroy everything south of the rocker panels.


> Ever considered a rice-boy fiberglass kit?


I haven't even looked underneath yet.

I pulled back from the curb, which seemed harder than when I've grounded
myself before, but I didn't think much of it.

I did look underneath, and everything seemed okay.

As I drove off down the road, I heard some noise, but the roads were wet,
and I thought it was tire noise.

When I got on the highway, I realized that it was not a normal noise. I
pulled over, and I could see something hanging down that had been worn away
by road abrasion. I used a handy bungee cord to lift it up.

It was raining, so I didn't investigate further. I thought I would be okay
until after a wedding the next day.

Not.

There was some noise, as the bungee cord and wind competed for control of
the plastic. The bungee cord lost, flying up onto the hood, and the
plastic folded back under the car, dragging heavily.

I left it in the parking lot at the wedding, pouring rain.

I came back the next day and tied it up with some hay baling twine in a
couple of places.


Then it snowed.

I might get under the car eventually, or I might just take it to the local
body shop and have them "handle it".

I did go back to the parking lot and drive the rebar down below flush with
the curb piece.

I wondered why people drove around with bungee cords holding up body
parts. Now I have a little better understanding.

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Old 05 Jan 2011, 05:47 pm
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dold@47.usenet.us.com wrote in news:ig2s9h$p2c$1@blue.rahul.net:


>
> There was some noise, as the bungee cord and wind competed for control
> of the plastic. The bungee cord lost, flying up onto the hood, and
> the plastic folded back under the car, dragging heavily.




Aha, that sounds like the splash shield. Given what you've just described,
the plastic just might be salvageable. It's pretty tough.

Check to see if it's torn. If so, you can use a scriber or sharp punch to
poke holes in it, and "stitch" it together with nylon ties.

If the mount holes are torn, or if the clips have pulled out of the body,
you can get "Christmas tree" clips from any auto parts place.

You may also want to check your local dealer. Those splash shields are
cheaper than you think.



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Old 05 Jan 2011, 05:50 pm
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On 1/5/2011 5:45 PM, dold@47.usenet.us.com wrote:
> Tegger<invalid@example.com> wrote:
>> Ay. Plastic body-stuff that lives under the car has an exceedingly hard
>> life indeed. Plus, cars in wrecking yards are carried around by forklift,
>> which tends to destroy everything south of the rocker panels.

>
>> Ever considered a rice-boy fiberglass kit?

>
> I haven't even looked underneath yet.
>
> I pulled back from the curb, which seemed harder than when I've grounded
> myself before, but I didn't think much of it.
>
> I did look underneath, and everything seemed okay.
>
> As I drove off down the road, I heard some noise, but the roads were wet,
> and I thought it was tire noise.
>
> When I got on the highway, I realized that it was not a normal noise. I
> pulled over, and I could see something hanging down that had been worn away
> by road abrasion. I used a handy bungee cord to lift it up.
>
> It was raining, so I didn't investigate further. I thought I would be okay
> until after a wedding the next day.
>
> Not.
>
> There was some noise, as the bungee cord and wind competed for control of
> the plastic. The bungee cord lost, flying up onto the hood, and the
> plastic folded back under the car, dragging heavily.
>
> I left it in the parking lot at the wedding, pouring rain.
>
> I came back the next day and tied it up with some hay baling twine in a
> couple of places.
>
>
> Then it snowed.
>
> I might get under the car eventually, or I might just take it to the local
> body shop and have them "handle it".
>
> I did go back to the parking lot and drive the rebar down below flush with
> the curb piece.
>
> I wondered why people drove around with bungee cords holding up body
> parts. Now I have a little better understanding.
>



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