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Old 12-23-2010
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best way to remove headlight condensation?

well it rained for about 5 days straight here. that was enough to get some condensation in one of my headlights.

is there an easy way to get rid of the condensation without baking them apart? i know right where the "leak" is so i'll seal it up when they dry out
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run a hair dryer thru the light bulb hole maybe
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I had the same problem! I brought them in the house let them warm up a bit then used the hair dryer and haven't had a problem since re-sealing the one spot.
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i was gonna say hair dryer or blowtorch. probably a safe bet with the hairdryer. less risk of catching yourself on fire.
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Ill generally pull the headlight out, bring it in - get out as much water as I can by shaking ti a little.. then run a littel dabble of rubbing alcohol into the turning bulb socket - this wicks the water away, then flip it back over to get as much alcohol out as I can. Then let it sit for a few minutes with it turned headlight facing up.. take a blowtorch and blow it dry - should only take a couple minutes!
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blow them out with an air compressor and bring them inside by some dry heat then plug it
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blow them out with an air compressor and bring them inside by some dry heat then plug it
x2 on the compressed air or pull the headlights and stuff them in the oven at a 100 degrees or so if your oven goes that low.

They should have a vent to allow small amount of moisture escape will in use, check it to see if is clogged.
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well finally said F it and just baked em for a few min pryed them apart and cleaned up the lense and stuck em back together before the glue could cool. then gobbed silicone all over the back.

problem solved!
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