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condensation in lights

since i got my truck back from the body shop I've noticed a lot of condensation in the driver side turn signal and the driver side rear taillight, how can i clean this and stop it from happening.
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In all seriousness......

What did the body shop do to the car? What kind of wreck was it in? It is possible the lights were cracked, but not necessarily. If the lights were replaced, sometimes aftermarket lights can leak due to a crappy seal. Check what you have first and we can see if there is a problem.

To get rid of the Con den say shun... if you have a compressor at home and a blower, I would take out the light, and put the end of the blower in through the light socket and let it dry it out. There is also the fill it with rubbing alcohol, empty it out and let it air dry method too.

Also, check to see that the little seals on the bulb socket connectors are still there.
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it was in a multi-point impact wreck i went head on into a concrete barrier then the truck did a 180 and smashed the passenger side of the bed in so far that it broke into the wheel well and bent the under side bed support down, know the damns hop was supposed to replace all the broken parts with brand new ford parts because the vehicle is an 09, the total for damages came to $18000 and they still missed a bunch of stuff when i got it back the passenger side fog light bulb is broken the headlights bulbs are 2 different brands, and were not aimed correctly as for the rear the passenger side license plate light is out and the passenger side inside the tailgate were the 2 light housing screws were locate d was hand welded back together they said it would look like **** which it doe is should have made them order a brand new pre-assembled bed form the manufacturers but they started saying prove we scratched it and so on. so i took it out of that shop they didn't do a steering alignment on it cause the wheel is still crooked when driving straight and the bed side support beam this is the one that comes down to grab the mud flaps mounting bracket is bent down, i'll go and grab some picks now.
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replacing a bedside is super common in the shop but it just sounds like they didnt do a very good job. Take it back to the shop, or talk to the insurance about it. I wouldn't put up with it.
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I agree with Stig... something like that has to be fixed by the shop.
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Way to have 2 threads on basically the same issue. Take the truck back to the shop. Take the lights off, let em dry out... check the seals on the bulbs and the make sure the housing itself is sealed up good. Pretty common problem, searching would have shown you multiple threads on this issue. And please, please, please.... break up your threads with punctuation and some spacing... it's soooo hard to read your posts. I realize your truck is messed up, and that sucks, but you really just need to take the truck back and make them fix the stuff they missed and is still messed up.
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con dun say shun....

that was my first clear word as a child. sure i said ma. but that was first word with more then one sylable (sp)
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For the lights I'd fill them with rice let it sit in the sun. Then dump the rice and no more condensation...
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