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BHLM again...It doesn't fog up anymore...?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 45longcolt, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. Jun 19, 2008 at 5:57 PM
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    45longcolt

    45longcolt [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone ever had a fresh BHLM go foggy on them and then later on down the road it stops fogging up? After about a month now the rain and car washes don't seem to make it fog up anymore. Could it perhaps seal it self up some over time and in our 100+ Texas heat? Maybe the lamp seals weren't good to begin with but got better? It doesn't fog up anymore at all on me. Me happy about that for sure!:)
     
  2. Jun 19, 2008 at 6:23 PM
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    Johnson8537

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    The heat could have baked out any moisture and until it rains and gets moisture again you might be good to go...

    I guess it is possible to have it bake in a seal...

    just glad is working for you...
     
  3. Jun 19, 2008 at 6:42 PM
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    007Tacoma

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    I guess you are just lucky. I think I am going to glue one of those silicon packs to the back of one of the reflectors when I do mine. That way it will absorb any residual moisture.

    I did something similar on my old Subaru. It turned out pretty good, but without the silicon pack it got moisture buildup in a week or so.

    Any other ideas to be sure there is no moisture?
     
  4. Jun 19, 2008 at 7:15 PM
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    45longcolt

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    I thought about using dissicant bags too behind the reflector and then I thought if those bags shook enough to break loose or the stuff spills out and dust gets everywhere. Maybe I was just lucky.
     
  5. Jun 19, 2008 at 7:21 PM
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    chris4x4

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    The last time I worked on healights, I drilled a 1/32" hole at the bottom of the light near the back. Yeah, it lets moisture in, but it lets it back out too. :)
     
  6. Jan 3, 2010 at 1:11 AM
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    808Raider

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    Where did you guys get the silicon packs from and exactly where did you put them? Just did the BHLM a couple weeks ago and one of my lights is fogging after the first car washand wondering what to do
     
  7. Jan 3, 2010 at 1:25 AM
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    SkyHighTacoma

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    Yep, my drivers headlight did that .So I tried to resilicone it, that didnt work. So then I stripped what was left of the factory glue and put more silicone in it, that didnt work either. So I bought a oem headlight and will be switching out the baezels soon so I dont have to repaint. :D
     
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