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Thread: Front headlight rubber molding

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    Front headlight rubber molding

    The black molding on and around my headlights has started to lift up and come off. Anyone experiencing this problem and brought it in to the dealer. Is it a quick fix or do they order new molding.....
    JohnnyB

    2004 Mach 1 - Torch Red 5 Speed

    2003 Mercury Marauder
    300A, RPC Chip, 4.10's, K&N Aircharger

    2002 Ford Focus ZX5

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    schuvwj Guest
    Not here!

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    I had this problem. They ordered the parts when I took it in for 5000 mile service. I still have not heard that their in and I now have 7500 miles on it.
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    buddie Guest
    ran outside to check it and much to my surprise!


    MINE IS STARTING TO COME OFF ALSO


    back to the dealer i go. thank you for posting this

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    JohnnyB,

    Unfortunately this is not uncommon. My 01 Cobra did the same thing. I had the dealer replace them them once. Then on round two I got out the "gel super glue" and reglued it myself.. BTW if you run 100W bulbs the heat seems to make it worse....
    Wayne

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    front headlamp assembly

    I had this very early on and had the dealer replace both front headlamp assemblies. My concern was moisture was getting in due to the poor fit.

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    I've noticed that when I wash the Marauder, the headlight assembly lens gets all fogged-up, can this be a poor seal due to the molding or is this common. My headlight assembly on the Chevy TrailBlazer I traded-in did not do this, If no one else has experienced this with their Marauder than it's off to the dealership for a new headlight assembly for both sides, not just the molding, it's under warranty and I'm getting the new piece. This Board is GREAT!!!
    Carlos
    '03 Marauder 300A
    • Built 8-23-02
    • TRADED IN

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    smordue Guest
    When I bought mine, I noticed the seal lifting on the one I test drove, so I looked at the others.. on all 7 cars my dealer had, the headlight seal was lifted. Bad design.

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    I'm going to bring it in.... problem is if they have to order the parts it's another trip and another day off from work...... I could glue it and seal it myself but if it's under warranty.....
    I agree.........it is a very poor design
    JohnnyB

    2004 Mach 1 - Torch Red 5 Speed

    2003 Mercury Marauder
    300A, RPC Chip, 4.10's, K&N Aircharger

    2002 Ford Focus ZX5

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    Beadhead Guest
    JB: what was the fix? Mine is lifting on the right side only. Did your dealer replcae the trim or the whole headlight assembly?
    Last edited by Beadhead; 01-14-2003 at 04:58 PM.

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    Beadhead Guest
    Keepin it current.

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    Beadhead Guest
    JB: are you out there?

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    I'm here. been too cold and have not scheduled an appointment with the dealer. Will probably do so later in JAnuary after my company releases earnings for 2002 and I can take a day off.... will let you all know how it goes
    JohnnyB

    2004 Mach 1 - Torch Red 5 Speed

    2003 Mercury Marauder
    300A, RPC Chip, 4.10's, K&N Aircharger

    2002 Ford Focus ZX5

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