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      06-03-2018, 02:04 PM   #1
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Headlight condensation

My headlight has been getting a lot of condensation the past couple days and now my headlight went out. Is there a way to seal the headlight better or do I just need to buy a new one.
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How is the water getting in the first place? Did you change angel eye bulbs and not close the lid correctly?
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My headlight has been getting a lot of condensation the past couple days and now my headlight went out. Is there a way to seal the headlight better or do I just need to buy a new one.
Blow with a hair dryer hot air in the housing and the condensation will be gone in no time .
Check housing sealing and check if the housing is closed properly...
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Blow with a hair dryer hot air in the housing and the condensation will be gone in no time .
Check housing sealing and check if the housing is closed properly...
Is there a video that shows the housing and seals. I want to make sure they are probably fitted. I used the hair dryer method yesterday and it worked. Today it came back just as bad and the headlight blew. So I'm not sure where it got worse.
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Blow with a hair dryer hot air in the housing and the condensation will be gone in no time .
Check housing sealing and check if the housing is closed properly...
Is there a video that shows the housing and seals. I want to make sure they are probably fitted. I used the hair dryer method yesterday and it worked. Today it came back just as bad and the headlight blew. So I'm not sure where it got worse.
If it came back that means there's still water/condensation in the headlight, most likely the water is holding at the bottom of the headlight since you're blowing it with a hair dryer. I had this happen to me and I lost my drivers side ballast due to it getting wet. If there's condensation that means that there's a crack somewhere in the seal. Could be around the headlight or the doors of the headlight themselves. I fixed mines after I took the headlight off the car, resealed my headlight and replaced the ballast. There has been no condensation in my headlight ever since I did this, not even light condensation. If the headlights are sealed properly there should be no condensation because water/moisture would not be able to get in, except from the breather tubes. The breather tubes are there so that if there is moisture in the air they can help the headlight breathe to not cause condensation. If you're constantly getting condensation your door seals may be loose or your headlight seal may be deteriorating. I know for a fact that condensation in these headlights aren't normal, because I've fixed the issue.
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Is it the passenger side headlight or both? I've seen a lot of just passenger side.
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Most headlights have a drainage tube/valve. If that gets damaged, dirty, or blocked, moisture will build up.
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my passenger headlamp showed some condensation after my last wash as well, but havent seen anything since. guess its time to check all the seals.
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Most headlights have a drainage tube/valve. If that gets damaged, dirty, or blocked, moisture will build up.
We don't have drainage valves but air vents to accommodate the fluctuations in temperatures.
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Only in my passenger side. I think my seals are worn down.
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