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BHLM frustration

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by gupster88, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. Sep 30, 2009 at 8:31 PM
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    gupster88

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    well apparently i didnt seal my driver side headlight properly when i did the bhlm. its been getting foggy. ive been lazy, so i just took the headlight out and applied (a very thick layer) of the silicone adhesive around the seal on the outside of it. im lazy in the sense that i didnt wanna re-bake it, pull it apart, then put it back together. well after doing this twice, it still fogs. guess im gonna have to get some energy and do it the right way...damnit:frusty:
     
  2. Sep 30, 2009 at 8:32 PM
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    Sucks to hear. Make sure all the condensation is out before you reseal it.
     
  3. Sep 30, 2009 at 8:34 PM
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    yeah, first two times i did this i borrowed a hair dryer and held it to the center hold and just let er dry it out lol
     
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    the silicone should work, i know it's obvious but double check that all your bulbs are fully inserted and twisted all the way..

    good luck
     
  5. Sep 30, 2009 at 8:35 PM
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    didnt think about that. but it seems like the fog is starting in the bottom two corners and all the way up the right side. would that mean thats where the leak is or just so happens to be where the fog starts?
     
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    Yea, mine did it the first time and I left it out in the sun all day and resealed. Now my other one is foggy occasionally. I guess I'll have to reseal that one. :(
     
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  9. Sep 30, 2009 at 8:39 PM
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    how'd you reseal your first one, just did it the same way you did the first time? i read that some guy put electrical tape around his to seal it up, messaged him and asked if it worked but ill prob just re do it...im so lazy

    thanks man. hopefully, if i do it right, the before and after pics will look the same lmao.
     
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    i wish i knew..

    i'm sure you'll get it squared away in no time tho..
     
  11. Sep 30, 2009 at 8:48 PM
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    Put a ton of silicone on and made sure it was completely covered.
     
  12. Sep 30, 2009 at 8:50 PM
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    you put it in the groove and over top of the line where the two parts go together or just in the groove?
     
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    When I used to do 4th Gen Camaro's I would drill small drain holes on the under side of the housing to allow for some air circulation & moisture drainage. It worked well. Just an idea.....
     
  14. Sep 30, 2009 at 8:53 PM
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    did it fog up any?
     
  15. Sep 30, 2009 at 9:00 PM
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    This is why I haven't done mine. The thought of a putting a ton of silicone on my headlights makes me cringe.
     
  16. Sep 30, 2009 at 9:01 PM
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    a non-bhlm silver streak dont look too bad. but a non-bhlm bsp looks iffy so i gotta do it lol
     
  17. Sep 30, 2009 at 9:02 PM
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    You can't see it from the outside but it doesn't look to good from the inside.
     
  18. Sep 30, 2009 at 9:03 PM
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    x2. i got mine loaded up with silicone but you cant see it at all
     
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