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Ugghh Aftermarket Spyders!!!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by perchie15, Jun 8, 2012.

  1. Jun 8, 2012 at 8:05 PM
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    I just put the Spyder Black headlight assemblys on my truck, like 3weeks ago or so, i havent went anywhere with my truck, and just noticed with the last few rain storms we have had, There was moisture and then i see that theres a bit of water in the bottom of the headlight, so any suggestions... Or just return them?
     
  2. Jun 8, 2012 at 8:12 PM
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    Try to return them, if they don't accept them, then open them up, let them dry out and re-seal them.


    ...then sell them and do a proper projector retrofit or a BHLM on your stock lights.
     
  3. Jun 8, 2012 at 8:15 PM
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    just reseal em with some clear silicone. works like a charm
     
  4. Jun 9, 2012 at 5:39 AM
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    How do u get the assembly apart??
     
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    It's fairly easy just look up the black headlight mod takes no more then an hour. Just follow the direction and it's easy as 1.2.3. I'd post a link but I'm on my phone
     
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  7. Jun 9, 2012 at 4:29 PM
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    Sweet thanks guys!!
     
  8. Jun 9, 2012 at 4:34 PM
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    If its not too much moisture you can stick silica packs in the back of the headlight, just make sure they are attached to a string or something so you can get them back out. It worked for me.
     
  9. Jun 10, 2012 at 6:50 AM
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    Silica packs? In behind the headlight u mean the whole assembly? But how would that stop from getting moisture inside??
     
  10. Jun 10, 2012 at 6:55 AM
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    The silica packs will get the moisture that is currently in them out. You will still have to re-seal them to keep more from getting in.
     
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    Yeah good point, your gonna have to re seal them.
     
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    If there's only a little bit, take off all the rubber boots and pieces on the back of the housing, and run your lights. This will only work if its clear and somewhat hot/dry outside.

    OR-

    Best solution... Take them off the truck, bake them in the oven like your going to do the bhlm, it will evaporate all the moisture, then press them together real tight and add silicone around the entire seal on both, and your done. Had to do it myself. No issues since.
     
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    hahaha!.. well props to you for the detailed response atleast! :)
     
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    Ok I will try this soon I hope. Oven to 275 then shut off then sit 10mins then pry away.. Then let them dry awhile? Then silicone the whole entire edges.. I went out this morning after the Rain and it was all fogged up! Just the one light to.. Then let light sit for awhile with gator clips holding it tight :)
     
  15. Jun 10, 2012 at 3:52 PM
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    Well someone gave me a link to one says pry them open but Ofcourse he was painting them.. I just figured if I did then the silicone would make a good seal then... But just silicone edges then? Ok I wil have to try. My buddy's at work say the moisture will just disappear after abit??
     
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    Yeah.. no need to pry them apart.. I just baked them for 10 minutes (oven off) lenses down on cardboard, and then let them sit overnight.. again lenses down. And then added silicone around the edges.. and let them sit... Again.. and Installed. All Is good.

    Trying to let them air out on the truck can work sometimes.. if its clear, hot, and sunny with no humidity.. the baking method works the best tho.

    Trust me.. I know.. lol
     
  17. Jun 10, 2012 at 4:11 PM
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    Oh.. btw Wolfpack.. remember that thread I started about my alignment screw supposedly being messed up on my frankenstein-ish retros?? Lol.

    It's not that. It's actually good.. its the aluminum tape on the shield that gets messed up from time to time.. a quick flash of the highbeams fixes and they go back to perfectly aligned and stay like that the whole time.. until I go wheeling or don't use the headlights for a while..

    Definitely saved me from doing the whole bake, split, seal, etc process again.. thank god. Lol

    / thread jack. :)
     
  18. Jun 10, 2012 at 4:15 PM
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    Yeah, I didnt think it would work for him.. just listing all options. Lol

    Right? Lol I've taken these lights apart far too many times.. but.. to me.. it was worth It. People think Im crazy for going through all the trouble. Lol

    X2.. got any pics of the lights? Are they projectors op? If so, you could do a retro with morimotos.. like me :D. A lot of work, but worth it.. to me atleast. Lol
     
  19. Jun 10, 2012 at 5:09 PM
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    Lol yea we don't get much for hot weather here lately anyways... K mayb I'll take them off right now and bake them lol. No projectors just the assembly is blacked out exactly same as factory just colored in is all... Thanks guys in heading out to my truck Right now and will let u know
     
  20. Jun 10, 2012 at 5:13 PM
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    sounds good. keep us updated. after you bake them, press them together, and seal them with silicone.. I'd let them sit overnight lenses down, and install tomorrow if possible. good luck!
     

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