New Aftermarket vs. Old OEM Headlights Comparison

Working at 1A Auto, I often find myself discussing the differences between OEM vs. Aftermarket auto parts. Today we have a little bit of that, along with an old vs. new part comparison.  It comes to you in the form of 1999 Dodge Grand Caravan “non-quad” headlights.

A neighbor and friend of mine came to me recently after her van failed inspection for having headlights that light cannot possibly pass through.  The inspector planted a big “R” sticker on the windshield and sent her on her way.  Last year, her husband had tried using the headlight polishing magic in a bottle, which did worked temporarily, but as you can see, it was not a long term solution.  This year, the only good option was to toss the sand blasted, yellowed, 12 year old OEM headlights into the trash, and bolt on a fresh new set.

As you can see, the new lights are identical shapes and sizes as the originals, but they also included the leveling bubbles to help you aim the headlights once they are installed.  Fancy right?  Other than that, it was a simple switcharoo. Pull the old ones out, put the new ones in, and finally see the light.   The End.

How to Install a new Headlight on your Voyager / Caravan

The other day, while installing some auto parts, it dawned on us that we could be sharing the thrill and excitement of installing car parts with the entire world!  Naturally, we considered using supermodels for these how-to videos, but after careful consideration, we decided that you would rather see us instead.  Your Welcome!   We may not be in bikinis (thank goodness), and we may drop a headlight from time to time (2.55 minutes in), but this is real life and things happen .  Take a look and let us know what you think.

This specific video is how to install a new headlight on a Chrysler Voyager, which in reality is the same as the Dodge Caravan and Chrysler Town and Country.