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Hi, my car was in an accident about two weeks ago and the drivers side headlight was one of the parts that was smashed. I finally got the car back yesterday after it was repaired and for the most part I am very happy with the auto body repair shop's work (had over $6,000 in damages), the only thing that I dont like is the headlight they used.

My original headlight was very clear, it looked brand new. The one they used has alot of haziness to it. Its almost like the haze is on the inside because the outside feels very smooth. I tried to take some photos but the hazy photos appear worse then they appear in person because the flash made it glare a bit but you can clearly see the original headlight is much more clear then the replasement.

I am wondering if this is most likley moisture (maybe from sitting in a junk yard before the auto body shop purchased it?)? If so will it eventually evaporate or would I have to take the headlight out in order for it to evaporate? Or any tips on how to clean the inside of the fixture?

I dont wanna bring it back to the body shop because I understand the insurance was not going to cover a brand new headlamp fixture because the car is a 2006, (even though my original was in perfect shape).

I was gonna remove it and pour some distilled water inside the lens and swish it arround then dry it out but before I go through the trouble of removing it I figured id post on here to get some advise first.

Pic of the left hand headlight (original)
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Pic of the right hand headlight (replaced original with this)
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Guess I posted this question too soon. Now that the car has been sitting in the sun for a few hours it looks much more clear. I think it was just moisture!
 

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Guess I posted this question too soon. Now that the car has been sitting in the sun for a few hours it looks much more clear. I think it was just moisture!
Just condensed moisture on the interior surface of the lens. Depending on the local climate conditions & how much you run the headlamps, this issue may or may not be ongoing.
 
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