Pics or it didn’t happen.?Errrrrr. Went out to wash my barely 5 month old RTL-E and see the right front fog light took one square on and shattered it. Unbelievable. I have a Tundra for 10 years and nothing like this and can't have this on the road for 4000 miles with out a direct hit and damage. I should have had the clear bra put on every light. Might have saved it
Interstate construction all over the Phoenix and one area in particular is so bad people are avoiding it due to massive amounts if windshield damage. Sure enough I took one right through fog lamp. I'm sure that won't be cheap as that whole front facia will have to come off. Seems to me like random road debris damage is far more prevent lent now that years ago and I'm just going to let this windshield get gutted before I replace it. There has to be a better way
I looked under the bumper a bit and it looks like he whole lower front end is going to have to come off to replace that sense. That is one issue with the Ridgeline. The turn signals are also way in the line of fire. When I have it replaced I'm going to have them put some paint protection film on them. Stinks to have a rock shatter that thing so perfectly 4k miles in. I'll probably live with until I take it in for service and see what they will charge.Is this a hard job? I bought a replacement (mine shattered with a rock) and figured I’d reach up and under and replace it, only to find out that everything is buttoned up below the bumper. Any help would be appreciated Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalkwww.ridgelineownersclub.com
Thats what I was afraid of. I've driven dozens of cars over 40 plus years and never have I had more damage done than the last few years on all my vehicles from road debris. Are the roads that much worse? Are construction methods leaving more rock and debris on the roads? I'm going to have to replace this windshield before 10k miles and most of the driving is in Arizona where there is barely any weather. Can't imagine how anyone in Michigan can make it 2 months without a body shop or alignment shop getting involved.the replacement light is ~$40-$75, but the installation is horrible. Pretty much need to take apart the entire front end.
Here's a video of fog light replacement on a Pilot. Silly design but doesn't look that difficult, Decent savings to be had by DIY. I assume the RL is similar.