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Old 10-13-2013, 11:53 PM   #1
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Moisture in Headlights

I took my truck to the car wash this morning and later on I noticed that both headlights had moisture. I did the d2s retrofit lights and added extra RTV silicone on the housings couple weeks ago. I notice that the bulbs are a little loose and I also modified the rubber boot for bulb to sit properly, would of water gone around them?
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Throw them in oven.
Crack them open.
Clean moisture.
Retrofit.
New sealant.
Close up.
Back in oven.
BAM. new, better headlights.
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going to check them to see where they might be leaking from.
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going to check them to see where they might be leaking from.

You can probably take them off and use a heat gun or hair dryer to remove the moisture. Then go around the light with sealant and look for cracks. I've done this successfully before without having to put the light in the oven.
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The housings are not sealed from the factory.

The caps on the back are vent caps.
If you remove the rubber cap on the back around the bulb, the inside of the housing is wide open.

If I blast mine directly with the pressure wand at the car wash, I'll get fogging for the next week or so on one of the housings.
They have never fogged from rain.

Park it facing south on a warm day with low humidity, remove the light, and warm it up with a hair dryer.
Close it back up, and when you wash the truck, use a rag on the lights and avoid hitting them with high pressure.
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