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Discussion in 'VY Holden Commodore (2002 - 2004)' started by evBenji, Oct 10, 2017.

  1. evBenji

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    will vy ss headlights fit the my vy executive bumper. im aware of the parker lights dome but does the inner angle suit the grill angle

    and im about to buy a set of ss headlight off gumtree, is there an easy way to know if theyre genuine or aftermarket?
     
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    They're a straight swap
    I fitted SS headlights to my poverty pack VY ute which has the executive front bumper
     
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    Should be able to see a part number on them somewhere if they are genuine.
    Most aftermarket lights I've seen don't tend to have any part numbers on them
     
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    thanks mate guessing the bumper has to come off to get headlights in?
     
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    I can confirm the bumper HAS to come off and yes the SS lights fit. I bought a pair from Ozeparts on Ebay.
     
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    Haha ive now got em they came cheap with the ss tail lights

    Cheap cos the plastic is quite damaged. Ive tried the old polish toothpaste and brasso tricks but did nothing

    Looking like im gonna hav to sand them?

    Apparent i can get the grill off and the third bolt is tough but the bumper can stay on..
     
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    I paid my mechanic $110 he did it all. $125 for the pair of lights and $110 for the changeover....seemed good deal to me
     
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    I just went and swapped em at the back of BP in the happy wash lol took me 45 mins

    I did hav to release bumper but for any future readers leave one side attached so u wont need 2 people to put it back on

    Obviously looks better with ss lights but the clear is totalled. I tried the turtle wax sanding kit on em earlier tomight didnt do much grr $30 down the drain

    Might try a proper wet sand scrub but dunno the best cut n polish to use onthem to get em shiny again
     
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    So has anyone sanded their headlights before with wet rub and what did u use to cut n polish em

    My ss ones need something to get back clearness
     
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    Hey evBenji

    I tried this and it didn't do much. In the end I just opted for the aftermarket brand new SS headlights for $125 from Ebay. Just do it....you won't regret it. OzeParts is the seller.
     
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    Yea true dat

    Ive sanded and buffed they actually look ok during the day now

    But at night with lights on the plastic is all pitted and powdered cops might get me lol

    Could sell em cheap for 40 too some goon might take em so that will lower ebay price
     
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    So i messaged ozeparts today about their $125 ss headlights and ask if theyll be fine for my v6 executive and he was like these parts are for ss or sv8s only wtf

    I know theyll fit mine cos i got an old crappy set of ss lights in right now but ozeparts got me a bit spooked now

    Theyll be fine yea surely
     
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    Yeah man absolutely fine. I had no issue with them and they work great. You just got a dude on the phone who didn't know what they were talking about I guess.
     
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    To put it nicely....whoever replied to you from Ozeparts doesn't have a clue and has probably never gotten their hands dirty either.

    Just to make it clear for anyone else that may read through this thread in the future.......
    Here is photographic proof that VY SS Headlights will fit an executive bumper.
    IMG_0550_LI (2).jpg
     
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    thanks legends

    nice wheels tonner matt cheers. i too have the black badge
     
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    Cheers mate....It looked good in a group of photos I took that day as I had just finished polishing it.
    It was my missus' daily until a couple of months ago when we went and bought her a new corolla.
    Now I use it as my runabout so I don't have to drive my 1 Tonner everywhere, even though I prefer to drive the 1 Tonner :)
    It ain't nothing flash, just a poverty pack V6 & 5 speed ute......It doesn't even have ABS brakes or power windows.
     

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