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Water in foglights?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by MJonesTrumpet, May 23, 2010.

  1. May 23, 2010 at 7:10 AM
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    MJonesTrumpet

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    Ok...so...it rained here last night, nothing to serious, but it was a steady rain. I've been working on my taco with a few different mods, getting ready to put in a deck plate mod today, and as I was walking up to it, i noticed my fogs were all fogged up, excuse the expression. When I got closer, i realized they were each filled half full with water! I've never noticed this before...never even thought to look...my question is, does anyone else have this problem? did a seal break? Can I seal them up so this doesnt happen anymore? and lastly, htf do i get the water out???:mad: Thanks!:rolleyes:
     
  2. May 23, 2010 at 7:30 AM
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    drill a pinhole underneath the light (out of sight) Sounds like a bad seal, my 05 ones are still sealed and dry . Are these OEM foglights or aftermarket?
     
  3. May 23, 2010 at 7:34 AM
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    OEM, but I installed them. I have the SR5 4 cylinder so eveything was there, just bought OEM lights and hooked them up and poped in the switch in the dash. Think theres a way to reseal them? maybe with marine grade silicone sealent?
     
  4. May 23, 2010 at 10:40 AM
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    Flowmaster 40, K&N CAI, RED brake light bulbs, BHLM, Rear dif breather line, Factory Skidplate painted BLACK, DRL's, YELLOW bulbs in Fogs Turn Signals and Marker lights, Custom "Toy Machine" center emblem, Sockmonkey "Nor-Cal" decals all BLACK, Redline tailgate damper and hood sruts, Painted steering wheel emblem BLACK, 12V always on, Foglight mod, 16" Pro-Comp 7089 rims BLACK powdercoated acorn lugnuts, BFG KM2's 285-75-16, Painted exhaust pipe BLACK, BLACK emblems all the way around, Rear BLACK bumper from base model, Radical RED "sport" grille-surround, Factory Toyota Bed extender, RED maglight mounted on each seat's side, TRD ball-type shift knob, Custom mounted Scangauge II under stereo, Aftermarket HU, Hardwired Garmin GPS 260W, TSB w/AAL and 2.5" 5100's, Weathertech floor liners, Removed front mud flaps, 95-04 "4WD" rear mudflaps, 3rd Brake light "TACO", BLACK front lip
    This happened to mine, and they came from the factory. I simply took them in and had them swapped. I bet you could do the same and they wouldn't be suspect a bit. OEM is OEM, installed by you or not, even if you installed them. Worst that could happen is someone would take notice and they'd say that they can't do it...
     
  5. May 23, 2010 at 10:43 AM
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    So...Try to defraud the dealership is what you are saying??

    OP-I wouldn't take his advice. Take the bulb out, drain the water, give the housing a chance to dry out and then put the bulb back in and see if you can figure out where the seal isn't fitting.
    You can reseal the lens/housing with silicone if that's the problem. Might have to find some new housings if the seals in the back are bad...
     
  6. May 23, 2010 at 11:02 AM
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    I see where you're coming from Brunes.

    I only give that advice because it's an OEM part, that failed, installed by him or not. If I felt that I maybe damaged the integrity of the unit during my own install, then I may not go this route. But I seriously doubt someone could screw up an install on the fogs.

    If it's an honest fault of the design/parts during "regular" use, I'd take it in and see if they'd replace under the 3/36.
     
  7. May 23, 2010 at 11:06 AM
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    Hmm that sounds like a better idea, I'll do that. The local Toyota dealer (where I got my truck) has been nothing but nice to me since I bought a truck from them. I'll pop them out when i get home and drain them. I can't image they are collecting water from the back, but it seems like maybe the seal around the lense and housing isn't the best...would you reccommend just putting sealent around the diameter of the lense, or do you think actually trying to pry it off...and re-sealing it would be better?...i'd much prefer the former than the latter. Thanks!
     
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