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mk3 ibiza cupra headlights

Discussion in 'Ibiza Mk3 (2000-2002)' started by cupracaddy, Apr 3, 2010.

  1. cupracaddy

    cupracaddy Guest

    hey anyone know if you can take apart the mk3 ibiza cupra headlight and put them back togethere so like new :)

    thanks
     
  2. Fl@pper

    Fl@pper Back older greyer and less oilier but always hope

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    replace the whole unit - just as easy and cheap to do so
     
  3. tstrahonja

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    Here in Croatia headlights are very expensive, especially original Cupra ones...ive heard that u can put them in the owen so they heat up, and then you can open them...never tried though...
     
  4. cupracaddy

    cupracaddy Guest

    aw ok then wanna open them to do a little tweak to the insides lol ill have to buy a set and have a go putting them in the oven sounds like a laugh

    thanks
     
  5. chris_200120vt

    chris_200120vt MR carbon fibre

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    it is ok to put them in oven as the heat softens up the bonding glue so the can be parted a few people have done this as they have changed the inside colour
     
  6. techie

    techie Skoda Techie

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    About 120 degrees for a few mins is all it needs.
     
  7. Berg

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    as long as the lenses are glass (which they are) and not plastic then wack them in the oven

    Ive done it loads of times with other cars

    I did my cupra lights to reaseal them as one was condensating inside
     
  8. Riko

    Riko MURDER WAGON

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    They're plastic on mk3's not glass. I've broken a set before.
     
  9. Berg

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    Hmm sure mine are glass?

    Well if they are plastic i must have been lucky not to melt them lol
     
  10. tstrahonja

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    Mine are also plastic, but they are not original ones...
     
  11. chris_200120vt

    chris_200120vt MR carbon fibre

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    mine too are plastic could do with resealing one of the headlights as it keeps on getting condension in it[:@] may be do it when jake resprays the car:D
     
  12. Robbie C

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    Anyone know how much OE Cupra headlights retail at?

    This might be air getting in from behind the lens through the cover? Are they properly secured and are all bulbs seated correctly?
     
  13. chris_200120vt

    chris_200120vt MR carbon fibre

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    from what i can see robbie looks to be seated ok may run a bit of silicone around the outside of the bulb see if that does anything only seems to be the drivers side
     
  14. Cupra20

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    robbie i think they retail at about £100 from the dealers, i got a none cupra for about that a while back
     
  15. tstrahonja

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    here in Croatia cheap noname low quality copy of non-cupra headlight is around 80£
    i belive that original cupra headlight would be at least 200-250£..
     
  16. kyle'87

    kyle'87 Modding Disease

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    Im going to be doing the oven technique soon, it does work.

    When i split my corsa lights i used a head gun but i tried the same with a ibiza headlight i got free and the glue was much stiffer so didnt work.
     
  17. Daymo

    Daymo Low and Slow..

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    i just bought two non cupra headlights for £55 each from imperial parts....
     
  18. ndbrgr

    ndbrgr THFC

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    £94 from SERE Motors about a month ago for 1. I did get a 2nd hand 1 in near perfection condition from eBay for £16.
     
  19. cupracaddy

    cupracaddy Guest

    thanks for all the tips gonna give it a go :) hope they dont melt
     
  20. tstrahonja

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    please write down how it went...
     

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