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Headlights fogging after mod a tiny bit

Any ideas as to how to fix this? I thought I had a pretty good bead of caulk the first time. Then I went back and resealed it again which helped, but there is still a small amount of fogging along the bottom edge of each light. How can I fix it?
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drill a small hole in them?
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Where? I just talked about that with someone else, but wouldn't that let more moisture in?
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throw a thin bead of cauk around where you caulked it before and take a finger and wipe off the access. as for the condensation. take a piece of lint free cloth put it on the end of a screwdriver and wipe off the water through the headlight and turn signal holes.

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throw a thin bead of cauk around where you caulked it before and take a finger and wipe off the access. as for the condensation. take a piece of lint free cloth put it on the end of a screwdriver and wipe off the water through the headlight and turn signal holes.

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That's what I did before. It worked well, but not 100%. I may try to cut out the caulk and try again. It's hard to split my limited time back at home between this and the EATC! And maybe my girlfriend or something too, but that's lower down on the list
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dont let her know that or she wont go lower anymore
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dont let her know that or she wont go lower anymore
LMAO! well she is in school during the day and then has practice afterwards until about 5:30, so that gives me plenty of mod time during the day!
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and plenty of time to play at nite.
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and plenty of time to play at nite.
Precisely! It's funny because she always asks what I do during the day and then I start talking about this truck part or that and she's like 'Whoa Whoa Whoa nevermind!"
She'll just never understand!
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women. cant live with em.........cant just cant
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If you can afford to leave the truck at home for a day and not drive it, remove the headlights from the truck, and the lamps from the headlights. Set the headlight housing outside in the sun, lens down. The radiant heat will warm the headlight housing and "cook off" the moisture inside. Leaving the lens down means that the bulb opening is facing up, allowing the moisture to escape more easily.

Then re-seal all of your seams and you should be in good shape.
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They may be sealed up good. When i bought my new ones on Ebay, they fogged up after i got them on the truck. I took them off and used a hair dryer inside till they were dry and then instantly put the lights back in. Didnt fog up anymore.
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Alright I thought that might be what it was. I guess just swabbing it up with a towel on the end of a screw driver didn't get all the moisture out.
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dunno then try what brad said. way to put my quote on your signature.
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Couldn't help it! I laughed for like 10 minutes!
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i thought it was funny too
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Pour some rubbing alcohol into the lights and swish it around. Then dump it out and let them air dry.

the alcohol will get rid of the water much faster than air drying
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the alcohol might smear the paint though if its just spray paint... BTW were any pics posted of the finished product on your truck? if not... PICS!
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use silcone sealer, not other kinds of "caulk", silcone is 100% water proof
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drill a SMALL hole in the light and let the moisture dry out, try to re-seal around the light, then fill the drill hole in with some super glue....hopefully it will seal it.
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women. cant live with em.........cant just cant
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hey hey now... we're not ALL the same.... -- when guys start talkin shop i pull up a piece of floor and hop right on in!!! i just look cuter doing it !!! so

jk!! andrew!!
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Hey, my boyfriend had the same problem with his fire dept lights. here is what he said. Fisrt undo the light and remove all the caulk. Use a hair dryer and dry the peices. Then use an automative grade silicone to seal the light up. Good luck.
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the alcohol might smear the paint though if its just spray paint... BTW were any pics posted of the finished product on your truck? if not... PICS!
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hey hey now... we're not ALL the same.... -- when guys start talkin shop i pull up a piece of floor and hop right on in!!! i just look cuter doing it !!! so

jk!! andrew!!
i was just messin around. im not biast. i hate everyone equally. j/k
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thats cool. i kinda figured that. i was just givin u a hard time... so what does one have to do to NOT be hated by the Great Andrew of Ranger-Forums? lol :)
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