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After doing BHLM i noticed some fogging!!!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TEX357, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. Apr 19, 2009 at 10:47 AM
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    TEX357

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    What do I do to fix this? I saw a bit of fogging last night in the headlight?? :confused:
     
  2. Apr 19, 2009 at 10:48 AM
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    DeeKay21

    DeeKay21 Lieutenant Dan.

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    I"m not familiar with how the BHLM is done but I'm thinking some silicon would do the trick on sealing it properly.:rolleyes:
     
  3. Apr 19, 2009 at 10:50 AM
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    DanGer

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    I ran a bead of silicon around both of mine and still got some fogging in the passenger side :(
     
  4. Apr 19, 2009 at 10:53 AM
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    Dilsky

    Dilsky There go my nipples again!

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    Take it apart again and let it air dry then try again????
     
  5. Apr 19, 2009 at 10:55 AM
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    neslerrah

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    x2! then put some silicon sealant around the headlight.
     
  6. Apr 19, 2009 at 11:03 AM
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    Thanks for the responses! I will put silicone soon:thumbsup:
     
  7. Apr 19, 2009 at 11:08 AM
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    rmb_crew

    rmb_crew My other ride has 18,400HP!!!!!!

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    I had the same thing happen to my passanger side one. I finally got around to taking them both back off completely open them both up again and clean all the old adhesive off and used some liquid nails silicon to reseal the whole thing and it seems to be fine now. Just waiting on some rain to see how it all works.
     
  8. Apr 19, 2009 at 1:01 PM
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    I don't want my headlights to start fogging, which is the biggest reason why I'm very hesitant to do the BHLM. Good luck trying to get it fixed.
     
  9. Apr 19, 2009 at 1:06 PM
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    Ill keep yall updated if i get it fixed
     
  10. Apr 19, 2009 at 1:18 PM
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    yep....the overall affect is not worth the hassle of dealing with a possible foggy headlight. Personally, it's not all that good looking of a mod. I'm not one to take a rattle can anywhere near my truck. It won't be long before that rattle can paint looks like crap from the sun.
     
  11. Apr 19, 2009 at 2:05 PM
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    I did this with my Mazda3 and don't care to do it again. Sure it looks cool but it's not worth it to me.
     
  12. Apr 19, 2009 at 2:10 PM
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    I agree. That was the reason why I delayed doing this MOD. But one day I decided to do it. Once one headlight is off the 2nd headlight was easy. I am happy w/ my results. Maybe some one in your area will give you a hand doing this MOD.
     
  13. Apr 19, 2009 at 5:09 PM
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    Rocketball

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    Even un-moded headlights will fog eventually. We had 2 vehicles in the past that had moisture in the headlights. I fixed the problem in 5 seconds with a 1/64" drill bit.

    I drilled 2 holes in the top of the lens, and 2 holes in the bottom of the lens. This will provide the ventalation needed to keep them from EVER fogging again, but the holes are small enough that rain water getting in really isn't an issue.

    I know, you're probably shaking your head right now saying "I can't believe he actually did that". Well I did, and it works.

    Also, it did not have an adverse effect on the lifespan of the lamps.
     
  14. Apr 19, 2009 at 5:12 PM
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    dually

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    Nissan makes headlight sealant, It is FAR better than using silicone.
     
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