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Old 08-17-2014
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Icon14 How to fix headlights with moisture in them

Hey guys,

So my drivers side headlight kept getting moisture in it after any rain so I wanted to fix it and figured this would be helpful for others with the same problem!

Let me know what you think!

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Wish I had read this first. I would have probably found where my leak originates had I seen your fill-it-with-water test. Note to other 1994 Ranger owners: The 3 fasteners holding the light lens in place could be wrestled OUT but not back IN. The square-ish ends of the pegs/prongs slide into guides kinda like a drawer slides into on opening. I had to remove the grill to get them to line up before I could push it back in. I only removed the grill's top screws and found I had enough room to wriggle the inside peg where it needed to go. Would have been easier to pull the entire grill fully out and put it aside but I could not figure out how to get the bottom catches to release. Of course, I'd have had an easier time getting the lens OUT (less wrestling) had I known beforehand how it was being held in place. I thought I MUST be doing something wrong as it seemed like a lot of effort (and maybe I was) but I saw no other way.
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Wish I had read this first. I would have probably found where my leak originates had I seen your fill-it-with-water test. Note to other 1994 Ranger owners: The 3 fasteners holding the light lens in place could be wrestled OUT but not back IN. The square-ish ends of the pegs/prongs slide into guides kinda like a drawer slides into on opening. I had to remove the grill to get them to line up before I could push it back in. I only removed the grill's top screws and found I had enough room to wriggle the inside peg where it needed to go. Would have been easier to pull the entire grill fully out and put it aside but I could not figure out how to get the bottom catches to release. Of course, I'd have had an easier time getting the lens OUT (less wrestling) had I known beforehand how it was being held in place. I thought I MUST be doing something wrong as it seemed like a lot of effort (and maybe I was) but I saw no other way.
Thanks for the info! That stinks it was so difficult to get the light off.
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Cheapie red-neck way shown to my by a mechanic years ago---take the thinnest drill bit you have and drill out 2 holes on the bottom front of the lens (on the bottom, not the front). Did it on a 97 Windstar and it lasted 10 years (till I sold it)---didn't even have to pull the lens--just angled the drill bit.
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