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anyone reseal aftermarket headlights b4?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by NYCO, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. Feb 14, 2011 at 1:30 PM
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    NYCO

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    I have a set of the 1st gen projector headlights, and have an HID plug and play kit from VVME coming in this week...I have had issues with my headlights fogging up inside of the unit after car washes and sometimes rain storms and am figuring there is a bad seal around the light housing...i was thinking that while i'm putting in the HID kit, i might as well fix the fogging issue as well....

    has anyone taken apart these projector headlights to reseal them before? would i follow the same steps as the black headlight mod with heating them up in the oven, pry them apart, then skip to the end, put some black silicone or something for a new seal then clam them back together for curing?

    if that made sense?

    here's a pic of the headlights...
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  2. Feb 14, 2011 at 1:38 PM
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    i have those exact headlights and have had no problem and the temperature has been changing like crazy here and they are still crystal clear
     
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    snowgod06

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    crap bolted and welded together....
    I have those as well since like 2008 and not fogging, but i wouldnt bake them like in the BHLM. Just run a bead on the outside all the way around and that should be a fix.
     
  4. Feb 14, 2011 at 2:15 PM
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    yea i was thinking of that as a quick fix as well....


    is that your pong table as you avatar? that thing is siiick
     
  5. Nov 6, 2011 at 11:27 PM
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    mine just started fogging friday after the rain...its getting cold here now too...fuck! I'll try some non cracking clear window sealant around the edges I guess
     
  6. Nov 7, 2011 at 6:56 AM
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    yea i got sick of dealing with the lights and looking for a change so i'm going with a retro-fit that i have sitting waiting in my house...probably going to re-seal these when i get my retros in though so i can sell sealed lights
     
  7. Nov 7, 2011 at 7:02 AM
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    I'd just do this.

    If you do bake them and pry them apart, do not put silicon in the groove when you put them back together. I believe the stuff is called window weld, it's a black or gray strip that becomes plyable when heated. You put that in the groove, throw the housing in the oven then clamshell them back together. The secondary measure would be to put silicon around the outside. In your case that bead of silicon would most likely be all that you need to keep the water out.
     
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