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How can I get rid of the mpoisture in my headlights????

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by ETaco23, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. Apr 6, 2011 at 5:14 PM
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    ETaco23

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    I was doing my HIDs yesterday, and it started to sprinkle when I was almost done. So now I have fogged up headlights.:(

    I just put the rubber boots back on, and it seams worse, so now im pissed and dont know what I can do to get rid of it....
     
  2. Apr 6, 2011 at 5:22 PM
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    Use a silica gel packet, like the ones that come in new pairs of shoe, etc. to get the moisture that is in there, out. Put it in the headlight and it will absorb all the moisture/ fog.

    then reseal the lights with a silicone bead all the way around them.
     
  3. Apr 6, 2011 at 5:26 PM
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    Subscribed... Did the BHLM and my passenger side is all foggy.. Living near Portland OR its always wet. I wanna fix it without re-baking the light.
     
  4. Apr 6, 2011 at 5:27 PM
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    Drill a hole at the bottom. The moisture will just drain out.
     
  5. Apr 6, 2011 at 5:27 PM
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    :laugh:
     
  6. Apr 6, 2011 at 5:29 PM
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    Good idea^ But I have a tiny bit in there. So I want to try and dry them out. Maybe taking out the bulbs and heating them up for awhile?
     
  7. Apr 6, 2011 at 5:32 PM
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    I guess the best way is using a blow dryer and aim it right at the bulb fitting hole. Once moisture is gone, try to reseal anywhere that you'll suspect leaks with silicone.
     
  8. Apr 6, 2011 at 5:34 PM
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    Pull the bulb out and use a hair dreyer on the lens side...heat it up real good till all the moisture condensation is gone. let it all cool down to ambient temparture before installing bulb back. This will take care of that situation.
     
  9. Apr 6, 2011 at 5:39 PM
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    If you do that, make sure you point the bulb hole upwards, so the moisture can evaporate upwards and out of the headlight all together.
     
  10. Apr 6, 2011 at 5:50 PM
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    Thanks for the advise. I got the truck in the shop with the bulbe out and a light on the front lense. Do you think a hair dryer would work better?
     
  11. Apr 6, 2011 at 5:55 PM
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    Yeah i think it would make it go quicker
     
  12. Apr 6, 2011 at 5:59 PM
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    Drill hole, drain water, add silica gel, seal hole.
    If all you do is heat the water with the lens sealed, the moisture will just stay inside the lens.
     
  13. Apr 6, 2011 at 6:00 PM
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    I am not understanding why you guys are saying to drill a hole. when he takes the bulb out of the headlight, that makes a hole for the moisture to evaporate out of.
     
  14. Apr 6, 2011 at 6:01 PM
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    great idea, never would have thought of that
     
  15. Apr 6, 2011 at 6:02 PM
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    It works :thumbsup:

    I am way too lazy to sit there and hold a hairdryer when I could just toss a silica gel packet in and go to sleep.
     
  16. Apr 6, 2011 at 6:03 PM
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    yeah seriously, why work when the packet was designed to work!!!!
     
  17. Apr 6, 2011 at 6:06 PM
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    me lazy too! Other more pressing issues to attend to... like surfing tw.
     
  18. Apr 6, 2011 at 6:50 PM
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    Mainly because Jhodge did it and his headlight was about 2/3rds full of water and pissed for like 5 minutes, or so I was told.

    And I was amused.

    Thus, it is now my recommended fix for headlight moisture.
     
  19. Apr 6, 2011 at 6:52 PM
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    sounds like a simple fix
     
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    Well since I didnt have much moisture in mine, I was able to just take out the bulbs and use a hair dryer and light to evaporate the moisture. Its almost gone! Im so glad too! :)
     
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