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Old 05-12-2004, 01:17 AM   #1
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My 94 bonneville'* right headlight was broken. The lens is OK so far but the transparent plastic cover(? is this is right name for this part) is broken into 2 pieces. Can I just replace this one instead to buying a new whole headlight ( this is too expensive for me to buy one)?

I found a website that have cover for sale.
http://www.headlightswholesale.com/1...ght-cover.html
Is this right part?

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I'm gonna say no...

The headlight from the 94 has GM# 16514294 BTW...
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Also, could anyone explain what the difference is between the Headlight Assembly, Headlight and Headlight Cover .

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The headlight asembly is the headlight and it'* mount.
The headlight is what you need.
the headlght cover is a clear plastic peice.

Just betting though. Don't buy some $200 part til someone else chimes in.
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The headlight asembly is the headlight and it'* mount.
The headlight is what you need.
the headlght cover is a clear plastic peice.

Just betting though. Don't buy some $200 part til someone else chimes in.
So, the " headilght cover " is a part of headlight? Is it the one that covers the lens and buble? Or it just a thin piece that can by adhere to a good headlight to get some improved performance?

If it is the first one, why I can not just use it to replace my broken one? I checked my broken headlight. The mount, lens, buble are all alright but the plastic transparent piece is broken. I found there are two clips for holding this plastic piece on the light.

What is the part that you give part GM# 16514294 ? I tried but can not find the part. Is it some kind seal?

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If your replaceing the cover you might as well replace the whole thing its going to run you about the same... just make sure you get everything minus the mount.
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I don't see a cover here, but what you need is the $139 part.

http://www.headlightswholesale.com/c...ILLE&x=34&y=34
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You can probably look at a local bone yard and find a headlight assembly for much cheaper than just the cover, and plus you wont have to worry about a good seal to keep out moisture! (If you have put one together you would know what I mean!)
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