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not cool, just not cool

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by it's in coma, Oct 5, 2008.

  1. Oct 5, 2008 at 10:27 PM
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    it's in coma

    it's in coma [OP] Well-Known Member

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    i bouth these headlights:

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    and as you can see, phucking water got in... if there is one phucking thing i hate in this world, this is one of them. I e-mailed the seller, i am waiting for response...i am so pissed right now i cannot think straight.

    please guys i am turning to you for guidance on the matter...what should i do?
     
  2. Oct 5, 2008 at 11:20 PM
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    mitiko

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    return , you should have a garantie
     
  3. Oct 6, 2008 at 12:04 AM
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    RelentlessFab

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    sometimes a little condensation is normal, if it gets to where there are actually water drops inside then there is definitely something to be pissed about. it'll probably just evaporate out tomorrow but i wouldnt be surprised to see it come back.
     
  4. Oct 6, 2008 at 2:59 AM
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    Ridgerunner

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    Those new ones are supposed to be just as watertight as the factory ones! Condensation is NOT acceptible in a headlight housing as the beam will be contorted and the bulb will fry itself.
    you have a flawed seal and I would reject them both for a new pair!
    My stock stand on things like this is-
    why should YOU accept and live with them when thousands of other folks paid the same bucks and are enjoying nice DRY headlights?
     
  5. Oct 6, 2008 at 4:42 AM
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    kristopherl

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    The factory ones actually do have a hole in them to help this issue. they have a plastic foam plug in to help keep them dry but it lets them breath to dry out if moisture does get in them
     
  6. Oct 6, 2008 at 4:54 AM
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    NVR_QUIT

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    Bro, calm down... This is particularly common in aftermarket lights, especially the DIY aftermarket lights.

    Solution: wait till they are completely dry on the inside. Leave them in a cool climate that is constant like inside your house over night etc... The next day apply a layer of a sealer to where the light comes together on the back part.

    This should fix the problem. It sucks, but the fix is easy... Or return them
     
  7. Oct 6, 2008 at 4:56 AM
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    Burns

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    That sucks man I was thinking about picking up a set of those light off ebay, looks like I will not be picking them up now.
     
  8. Oct 6, 2008 at 5:13 AM
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    wing103

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    I have those before on my Tacoma.....with a set of HID for the low beam.
    It have water inside the headlight housing after i install it for two days. i e-mail to the seller, they send me a new one.
    I just want to say, if you can return it, return it back.... and get a refund.
     
  9. Oct 6, 2008 at 5:25 AM
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    lsocoee

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    It is probably due to the humidity in the air and not an "exterior" water source. Give it a few days and it will probably go away. It would probably help to leave the bulbs out when you get home.
     
  10. Oct 6, 2008 at 8:06 AM
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    mjp2

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    That blows. I have the same housings and haven't had any condensation issues. Definitely a defective part and should be replaced.
     
  11. Oct 6, 2008 at 8:14 AM
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    Agent475

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    I have the same lights and I have some condensation in there... I'd imagine because of the humidity. Clears up after I drive it a bit and not too big of a deal to me.

    You could pull them out and redo the seal... Would save you a lot of waiting for a replacement.

    Where did you buy from? Are those Eagle Eyes?
     
  12. Oct 6, 2008 at 12:20 PM
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    yeah, the condensation is gone i will try to get another pair under guarantee if not i will apply some sealant...thanks guy for the replies. i haven't left any feedback to the seller but if he does not take responsibility i will leave neg. feedback.
     
  13. Oct 6, 2008 at 12:44 PM
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    That's the way to do it!
     
  14. Oct 6, 2008 at 3:49 PM
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    tacoskim

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    turn ur lights on and itll help get the foggyness out, then i suggest resealing the whole head light with silicon II. good luck and keep us posted!
     
  15. Oct 6, 2008 at 8:17 PM
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    mitiko

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    what the seller say?
     
  16. Oct 6, 2008 at 8:23 PM
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    has not answered yet...i will give it two more days...
     
  17. Oct 6, 2008 at 9:24 PM
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    w8n4mud

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    See if your credit card company can reverse the charges for fraud! That sucks brother. RETURN! RETURN! RETURN IT if possible. Good luck.
     
  18. Oct 6, 2008 at 9:33 PM
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    NumNutz

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    If you got them from who I got mine from XRTeam... They never answer lol. Really it isn't that big of a deal. I get fogging every once in the while. It goes away.
     
  19. Oct 6, 2008 at 9:37 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    yeah, the headlights in my quad do it all the time when i leave it sitting in direct sun, then it cools and the atmosphere within the headlight equalizes and it goes away. not that big of a deal and turning them on makes the moisture go away quicker.
     
  20. Oct 7, 2008 at 8:04 AM
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    99TRD

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    I would return them. If you paid with PayPal, they are under warranty and will help you get them returned.
     
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