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Water/Condensation in Headlight Assembly

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 619Tacoma, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. Dec 8, 2008 at 4:17 PM
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    619Tacoma

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    Hey guys,

    Just after the first rain here in San Diego a few weeks ago, i noticed water/condensation on the inside of one of my headlights. I thought it would go away, but it hasn't.

    Has anybody else experienced this? How the hell could i get rid of it?
    Should i just take the healight out and blow dry it or what should i do?

    I appreciate any advice.
     
  2. Dec 8, 2008 at 4:19 PM
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    Delmarva

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    Your headlight isn't sealed -- some GE silicone II should seal it up once it dries out.
     
  3. Dec 8, 2008 at 4:29 PM
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    longbow

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    If you just bought the truck I would take it in and see if a new light is in order.
    The above post works also, I have read somewhere that if the water doesn't come out, they drilled a small hole to get it out, then seal or plug it.
     
  4. Dec 8, 2008 at 4:38 PM
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    No, it's not new. Its an 07 with 34,000.

    I have to figure a way to dry it out since it's foggy all the time now, and the condensation just doesnt get out....
     
  5. Dec 8, 2008 at 4:40 PM
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    hey if its really bad it might be a good excuse to peel them open and do the bhlm, then silicon II the crap out of it, and u got urself a brand new lookin pair of head lights :D
     
  6. Dec 8, 2008 at 4:47 PM
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    Make sure that the bulb in the rear is correctly installed. This happen to one of my fog lights and that was the problem. One of the plastic tabs didnt go in the slot and was sitting crooked in there.

    i took the whole light casing apart, dried it, cleaned it, put it back together with the bulb put in correctly and haven't had a problem since.
     
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