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NorwayGT
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NorwayGT Mar 30, 5:33am - #139181 

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condonsation in headlight

in my left light there is water inside it whenever its been wet. i went to the dealership and told them, and they said it would take 2 days of my car being in the shop. i was like "WTF. all you gotta do is take this headlight out and put a new one it." then the dumb ass lady was like. "its a very complicated procces." what kind of BS is this. i guess ill have to ride my mom's motorcycle for 2 days.

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Stephen Mar 30, 5:54am - #139182 
2003 Silver Toyota Celica GT
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Condensation
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nebraskaGTS Mar 30, 5:57am - #139183 

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what i wanna know is how has toyota not done a recal or something on this? it happens to every single celica eventually it seems like. i always get excited on warm days b/c the condesation goes away when it's in the sun and i can get to see my lights for a couple of hours! tasty
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NorwayGT Mar 30, 6:02am - #139184 

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lmao, i just thought about when i was leaving the dealership. where you park your car to talk to someone is under this coverd area, so when i turned on my car the hole place shook with all the sound waves. it was hella funny. everybody was lookin at me before i had even pressed the gas at all. (yes, i do have kazuma tongue)

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theretiredpimp Mar 30, 6:14am - #139185 

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That condensation thing happened to me before. I noticed it in the winter of 2002 and I took it to the dealership. I didn't let them do anything about it because they were talking about replacing the lights and that was too much money. So I just left it like that and now it doesn't happen anymore. Strange, huh.

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Mad_Game Mar 30, 6:22am - #139186 
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Originally Posted by NorwayGT
lmao, i just thought about when i was leaving the dealership. where you park your car to talk to someone is under this coverd area, so when i turned on my car the hole place shook with all the sound waves. it was hella funny. everybody was lookin at me before i had even pressed the gas at all. (yes, i do have kazuma tongue)
haha rofl
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se7enmodgt20 Mar 30, 7:39am - #139187 
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lady was prob. an air head!!! rofl
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csulbkid Mar 30, 7:42am - #139188 

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common problem

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Traviesa86 Mar 30, 12:31pm - #139189 

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i noticed this prob on my b/f's celica's right headlight the other night too...

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DiabloGTS Mar 30, 2:01pm - #139190 

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should be a freakin' recall.

It's a manufacturing defect, fsckers.

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NorwayGT Mar 30, 2:14pm - #139191 

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Originally Posted by theretiredpimp
That condensation thing happened to me before. I noticed it in the winter of 2002 and I took it to the dealership. I didn't let them do anything about it because they were talking about replacing the lights and that was too much money. So I just left it like that and now it doesn't happen anymore. Strange, huh.

luckily their doing mine for free

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oas Mar 30, 2:20pm - #139192 
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i have a little in my blinker on the front ligth frown
dont bother going to the shop with it shudd i?
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BLK_OUT Mar 30, 2:39pm - #139193 
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yea i have it in mine to, both of them, i went up to toyota and they said it's "wear and tear" so they would have to buy new one's and it would cost me 600 dollars, or i can get it fixed by a friend's shop, and prolly run me 50 bucs the most

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DiabloGTS Mar 30, 2:40pm - #139194 

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Originally Posted by BLK_OUT
yea i have it in mine to, both of them, i went up to toyota and they said it's "wear and tear" so they would have to buy new one's and it would cost me 600 dollars, or i can get it fixed by a friend's shop, and prolly run me 50 bucs the most

sky


wear and tear?

Do they not realize the cause of this problem is a crack/failure in the sealant on the lens?

Toyota is so stupid. thumbsdown

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xmangt1 Mar 30, 6:53pm - #139195 

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I had this problem. Still do. Sux.
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00GTShope Mar 31, 5:36am - #139196 

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one of mine does that. The other one doesn't do it cause Toyota replaced it under warranty but now I'm out of warranty so I have one gross headlight. I regularly pull out the bulbs and leave it in the sun to dry it out.
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robare99 Mar 31, 1:11pm - #139197 

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After I painted my headlights, I got a bit of condensation in one light. The driver side high beam area was full of condensation after a car wash. Instead of heating it up in the oven again, this is what I did.

First, I waited until the condensation was all gone.

Then, I pulled it out, took some masking tape and put it on each side of the seam all the way around, about 1mm from the actual seam on each side. Then I used some goop automotive and put a light bead around. I think I did about a quarter of it each time, basically each section of tape. Then I peeled off the tape right after and there is about a 2mm stripe of goop which is clear and totally sealed it up. Won't get all dirty like silicone either. No problems since. Hope this helps everyone.

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robare99 Mar 31, 1:12pm - #139198 

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Originally Posted by NorwayGT
in my left light there is water inside it whenever its been wet. i went to the dealership and told them, and they said it would take 2 days of my car being in the shop. i was like "WTF. all you gotta do is take this headlight out and put a new one it." then the dumb ass lady was like. "its a very complicated procces." what kind of BS is this. i guess ill have to ride my mom's motorcycle for 2 days.


It is complicated, There are three bolts, plus high beam, low beam, signal, and DRL to be removed. Come on, this is a big job! LOL what a buncha idiots.

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iseaniebabyi Mar 31, 6:14pm - #139199 
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stupid me painted my headlights back in december when it was really cold. i couldn't help it. i couldn't wait. painting the headlight is a nice mod to your car so i did it. i put the headlight back together and put it back into my car. a couple of days later, condensation started. i was driving for about two to three months with it until it finally became warm outside. i went to home depot and got some silicone glue (indoor/outdoor) and i put a lot of it around the seals of the headlight. no more condensation for me! smile

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louiesiason Mar 31, 6:27pm - #139200 

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same with my car! it started on the right then the left side of my headlight! now it hot it's gone...but the thing is the headlight is not as clear as it used to be because of the condensation! they dont sell 00 n up celica aftermarket headlights! that sucks because its so f**kin expensive to but it from the dealer! can we write toyota so maybe they can replace our headlights? angry
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