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I’ve been looking at some vans recently and very nearly bought one, but noticed that the headlights were extremely dull and yellow. 
Is this a serious problem and can it be easily rectified?

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I had a similar problem, mine had been fitted with blue tinged lamps, on dark wet winter nights they were awful, I replaced them with Osram lamps with 5500k colour (which I believe is the original colour spec) this solved the problem. Lamps cost around £60 for the pair. 
 

edit: sorry I misunderstood the original question, 🙄

You can buy cleaning kits to remove the yellow from the headlights, I have heard polishing with toothpaste works but never tried either myself.

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Hi.  I had the same problem and have solved it by using Turtle Wax Headlight Cleaner & Sealant.  Just rub on and buff, gives instant result!

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Thanks very much for the replies everyone.

Whilst I’m here, I’ve seen a van for sale in another part of the country and the dealer offers delivery. I can’t decide whether taking such an option would be ok, or is buying a car without seeing or test driving it just crazy even during a pandemic?

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never buy without seeing it first.  We made the mistake with a Merc vito. never never again.

 

As for yellow headlights we just used tutrle wax and a drill with a polisihing clotch on the end, 20 mins later they look great then used clear laqer on the headlights.

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Thanks very much for the replies everyone.

Whilst I’m here, I’ve seen a van for sale in another part of the country and the dealer offers delivery. I can’t decide whether taking such an option would be ok, or is buying a car without seeing or test driving it just crazy even during a pandemic?

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Thanks Monster.

Another question for you, if you don’t mind. Would a vehicle with lowered suspension be suitable for a camper conversion?

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Thanks MonsterS.

what if the suspension was reinstated to its original level. Would that make it ok as a camper?

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