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Moisture in Headlights

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by FriscosPre, Oct 13, 2013.

  1. Oct 13, 2013 at 11:53 PM
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    FriscosPre

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    I took my truck to the car wash this morning and later on I noticed that both headlights had moisture. I did the d2s retrofit lights and added extra RTV silicone on the housings couple weeks ago. I notice that the bulbs are a little loose and I also modified the rubber boot for bulb to sit properly, would of water gone around them?
     
  2. Oct 13, 2013 at 11:59 PM
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    AR15xAR10

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    Water would've easily gone in. That is why i haven't done the black headlight mod. I know i'll fupp it up and then i'll be out a set of headlights. I don't know what to tell you man. Maybe take them off and reseal?
     
  3. Oct 14, 2013 at 3:02 AM
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    Mr. Biscuits

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    Throw them in oven.
    Crack them open.
    Clean moisture.
    Retrofit.
    New sealant.
    Close up.
    Back in oven.
    BAM. new, better headlights.
     
  4. Oct 14, 2013 at 6:36 AM
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    going to check them to see where they might be leaking from.
     
  5. Oct 14, 2013 at 8:28 PM
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    penguins_cc

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    You can probably take them off and use a heat gun or hair dryer to remove the moisture. Then go around the light with sealant and look for cracks. I've done this successfully before without having to put the light in the oven.
     
  6. Oct 14, 2013 at 8:47 PM
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    Rich91710

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    The housings are not sealed from the factory.

    The caps on the back are vent caps.
    If you remove the rubber cap on the back around the bulb, the inside of the housing is wide open.

    If I blast mine directly with the pressure wand at the car wash, I'll get fogging for the next week or so on one of the housings.
    They have never fogged from rain.

    Park it facing south on a warm day with low humidity, remove the light, and warm it up with a hair dryer.
    Close it back up, and when you wash the truck, use a rag on the lights and avoid hitting them with high pressure.
     
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