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Old 07-25-2009
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Headlights fogging

So about a month or so ago I bought some used (painted black) headlights off the classified sections of this site. Now any one who has ever been to Houston, TX doesn't need to be told how humid it gets here. Any how, the drivers side light must not have a good seal on it after the mod because its starting to fog up from the inside. I did not actually perform the mod on these lights so I'm not sure how they were sealed. I believe it is a silicone adhesive, I can see frays of it coming from around the seal. It looks like a clear glue.

Well my question is, should I be able to just cut these open (without using the oven) and clean up the humidity inside then reseal them?

I doubt my dad would be too happy if he saw my headlights in the oven, but I really want to take care of this problem before it gets out of hand.


EDIT: I could have sworn I clicked the "Exterior" section of the forums, sorry can a mod please move this to the appropriate section? Thanks.
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The oven is the only thing that will melt the adhesive enough to the point where you can get em apart. use a friends oven haha.
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The oven is the only thing that will melt the adhesive enough to the point where you can get em apart. use a friends oven haha.
Lol. This will move us on to question #2. Is there a way to clean out moisture in the headlights without opening them?
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you can dump some rubbing alcohol in there and let it dry.
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I just realized what could be the cause of the condensation. I performed the blinker mod last week and when I was removing the driver side housing, I dropped the headlight bulb. So I was in a hurry and found my old headlight bulbs that came with the truck and replaced the broken bulb. I planned on this being a temp fix but I forgot about it. I bet the rubber seal is bad on the old bulb.
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Could be. Replace it. But i would still run a little bit of rubbing alcohol in there.
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rubbing alcohol and the dry it out with a hairdryer

you can also put some more silicone around the outside of the lense where the seal is
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Yea I'm gonna replace the bulb, dry out the lamp and then reseal it with some silicone. I have plenty laying around from when I resealed my aquarium. Thanks for helping me with my stupid question guys. :-)
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Yea I'm gonna replace the bulb, dry out the lamp and then reseal it with some silicone. I have plenty laying around from when I resealed my aquarium. Thanks for helping me with my stupid question guys. :-)
There are no stupid questions, just stupid people. Just kidding, hope it seals back up.
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My factory driver's side lens fogged up on me. I pulled it out, rinsed it out with water and rubbing alcohol, let it dry and put it back in and it seemed to stay dry after that.
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you could also put them on a de-humidifier?
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