Head Light Lenses Become Cloudy/Opaque on Mercedes-Benz E320

Problem Description and Possible Solution

Due to exposure to the sun, lenses for head lights may become opaque (cloudy or hazy). This reduces the effectiveness of the lights. Our technicians tell us plastic polishes can improve the clarity of the lenses, but replacement of the lamp housings is the only way to regain the full intensity of the lights.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 92,234 (70,000–124,000)
5 model years affected: 1994, 1995, 2001, 2002, more2004
24 people reported this problem
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You no longer have to replace the lenses. There is a kit put out by Mcquires which includes a selection of sanding discs and applicator for a drill. You physically remove ALL the garbage from the lens and then polish to a brilliant finish. The lens looks brandy new once again and it's not a temporary fix like the polish type "miracle" cleaners.
Cloudy with no results with trying yo restore all four lens covers. My vehicle has been under cover and yet this condition is present. Furthermore. on the steering column the buttonsame for radio, and vehicle settings is extremely sticky. Very poor design. Also, the door latch will not come up just after the second year of ownership. I have own this vehicle from day one, and may not purchase another Mercedes-Benz moving forward unless repaired by Mercedes-Benz.
Lens on both headlights became opaque. Used kit sold at MBD, but didn't produce good results or last very long at all.