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Ebay BHLM....where to re-seal

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Dark_Taco, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. Jan 29, 2012 at 10:54 AM
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    Dark_Taco

    Dark_Taco [OP] Feed him a hammer, he'd crap out nails.

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    I got these blacked out headlight off ebay. I have read that some guys have trouble with these leaking. Their solution has been to seal them with clear silicone. My question is what part of the headlight do I need to seal? I'm guessing all around the edges I have posted pictures of.

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  2. Jan 29, 2012 at 11:00 AM
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    Rusty 06 4x4

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    you see right where the plastic meets the glass, put the silicone right there. use your finger to rub it in also
     
  4. Jan 29, 2012 at 11:02 AM
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    Luckily I never had mine leak or get moisture behind the lens, but when we did the BHLM to my buddies Dodge truck he had that issue. We simply had to pull the lens back off scrape away some of the old grey junk and re-sealed. I would check closely for cracks. Good luck, hope this helps.
     
  5. Jan 29, 2012 at 11:03 AM
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    Hiatt1991

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    Best possible way to do it is to preheat your oven to 350 degrees, them but the headlights on a peice of cardboard and let em sit in there for about 15 min. Then pull apart the lens from the body of the light. One thats done, go to autozone or pepboys and buy headlight sealant. It should look like long strips of black clay. Roll the clay and strech it out and lay it down on the outermost edges of the light (ie where the lens contacts the body of the headlight) Once you layed a good bead all around, put the lens back on and put it in the oven again for 15 min to let the sealant work. Then clamp it down and install the screws and make sure all the clips havebeen cliped. Voila. Your headlight will never leak. I did that with my ebay lights.
     
  6. Jan 29, 2012 at 11:09 AM
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    Dark_Taco

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    Just pre-heated the oven.....my wife's exact words were WTF are you thinking?
     
  7. Jan 29, 2012 at 11:11 AM
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    arent you supposed to turn off the oven off once it hits the 350. the thread I posted said to turn it off ??? just asking not doubting
     
  8. Jan 29, 2012 at 11:13 AM
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    Cooking headlights honey, want some? :D
     
  9. Jan 29, 2012 at 11:15 AM
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    Told her, her car was next. Her response.....your going to burn down the house!
     
  10. Jan 29, 2012 at 11:20 AM
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    just do it the easy way and silicone the lights, where the clear lens meets the grey housing. i've siliconed the aftermarket lights on my past 2 rides, and no issues... no baking involved
     
  11. Jan 29, 2012 at 11:32 AM
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    Dark_Taco [OP] Feed him a hammer, he'd crap out nails.

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    Since I haven't put them in the oven yet.... I may just try the silicone method first. They should have been sealed from the aftermarket company already....hopefully.
     
  12. Jan 29, 2012 at 11:37 AM
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    how much did you pay for those?
     
  13. Jan 29, 2012 at 11:44 AM
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    $95 shipped. Christmas sale. K2 motors ebay. They are $100 today
     
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    YES SORRY! BE SURE TO TURN OFF THE OVEN BEFORE YOU POP THEM IN! lol
     
  15. Jan 29, 2012 at 1:14 PM
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    I resealed the edges on mine and so far they turned out great
     
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    pics installed
     
  17. Jan 29, 2012 at 1:36 PM
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    That's not bad..may have to get a set... my only gripe is that I can't seem to find any with the stock colored signal/DTRL lens in amber yellow
     
  18. Jan 29, 2012 at 3:17 PM
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    Something came up and I won't get to the install today. Pics once installed. Thanks for all the replies.

    tacomathunder....you are correct mine do not have the amber lens. The bulbs are though.
     
  19. Jan 29, 2012 at 5:03 PM
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    I sealed everywhere. I didn't remove the lense and use a new adhesive. I used silicone and hot glue. For the corners (lower corners by the grill) I put a 90 degree angle piece of rubber on the corner. It was too hard to get my fingers in there so I just laid a bead of silicone on it and stuck it on there.
     
  20. Feb 3, 2012 at 10:36 AM
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    Dark_Taco [OP] Feed him a hammer, he'd crap out nails.

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    Done.....only time will tell how well they hold up. I will aim them tonight and check light output.
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