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Headlight Moisture? #367732 Jan 7, 10:44am Jan 7, 10:44am
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Headlight Moisture?
Painted and sealed my headlights about 2 months ago. At the time the passenger side had been completely fogged over and there was water on the inside so i decided to painted them while i resealed.

Heres the problem. Just noticed the Passenger side headlight is getting moisture again. Not nearly as much and no water, but i know that its not getting in around the seal. Used 100% SyliconeII and sealed them up good. Anybody have any problems with moisure getting in around the healight bulbs? thats the only thing i can figure. I checked them and there all in properly.
Not sure...anybody got any ideas?


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Re: Headlight Moisture? [Re: FastCelicaGT22] #367733 Jan 7, 10:57am Jan 7, 10:57am
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did you make sure the rubber plug for the lowbeam bulb is securely fastened?


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Re: Headlight Moisture? [Re: Zero] #367734 Jan 7, 11:02am Jan 7, 11:02am
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maybe there were some water left into the headlight when you sealed it ..

Re: Headlight Moisture? [Re: amaury] #367735 Jan 7, 9:14pm Jan 7, 9:14pm
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yeah the bulbs are in there good. No i had the lights in the oven on 400 for 1/2hour total, the lights were dry.


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Re: Headlight Moisture? [Re: FastCelicaGT22] #367736 Jan 7, 9:23pm Jan 7, 9:23pm
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Hmmm I just did the same fix on my headlights...so i hope i don't get that problem again.

I used the same silicone sealer all the way around too and i'm assuming nothing is getting in there...so i'd say maybe one of the rubber gasket type things you put in is maybe loose...or there was some water on the inside in the folds somewhere when you took them off...and when you put them back on it was there again...or if you recall those two L shaped rubber tubey things...maybe when you were washin your car or hit a huge puddle or something...maybe a little water splashed up and got into there somehow? I dunno...all theories..

Re: Headlight Moisture? [Re: sbocaj55] #367737 Jan 7, 9:38pm Jan 7, 9:38pm
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I'm wondering if this is a common problem. My passenger headlight has carried condensation since I bought it. It sounds like other people are having a similar problem. Crappy.

Re: Headlight Moisture? [Re: L3M1315] #367738 Jan 7, 9:47pm Jan 7, 9:47pm
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i'm having the same problem here. I've been having this problem since I bought my vehicle, i'm sure this must be a repost. Can anyone redirect us to the post?????


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Re: Headlight Moisture? [Re: esko] #367739 Jan 7, 10:34pm Jan 7, 10:34pm
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im having the same thing too. its on my passenger headlight. But I tooked it to Toyota dealer and they are replace my headlight soon. thumbsup


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Re: Headlight Moisture? [Re: L3M1315] #367740 Jan 8, 8:40am Jan 8, 8:40am
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Originally Posted by L3M1315
I'm wondering if this is a common problem. My passenger headlight has carried condensation since I bought it. It sounds like other people are having a similar problem. Crappy.


yeah when i researched it myself when i got this problem...i found it was very common. My celi isn't under warranty anymore so i will not go to a dealer to get it fixed...plus...with how many people are having this problem...what's to say that a new celi headlight manufactured the same way at the same place won't have the same damn problem? So i just did the taking them apart and resealing bit myself...and i haven't had the problem again yet. I've only had the 'fix' done for i guess 3 weeks...BUT it has been through a lot of warming up and cooling down as anyone from southeastern PA can attest. It has seen temperatures between 8 and 60 degrees outside in rain, sleet, and some snow...and it has been in an inside heated garage type thing where you can wash your car...and it has been pressure washed with warm water for an hour or two and then driven out into freezing weather...and no condensation SO FAR...so i'll keep my fingers crossed.

Re: Headlight Moisture? [Re: L3M1315] #367741 Jan 9, 2:13am Jan 9, 2:13am
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Originally Posted by L3M1315
I'm wondering if this is a common problem. My passenger headlight has carried condensation since I bought it. It sounds like other people are having a similar problem. Crappy.

Re: Headlight Moisture? [Re: morris] #367742 Jan 9, 2:18am Jan 9, 2:18am
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my passanger light too, i oepend up and repainted, but no luck, still moisture came back, im thinking aobut placing a moisture pack in that you sometimes see in bottles of medcine, things that say do not eat. or whever that is suppost to asorb the moisture.

Re: Headlight Moisture? [Re: shoulin] #367743 Jan 9, 10:52am Jan 9, 10:52am
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I have the same problem too. My headlights llok really dull and foggy. Ihate it, but i'm too nervous to try baking my headlights. With my luck, they'll start to melt or something.

Re: Headlight Moisture? [Re: FishKzor] #367744 Jan 9, 10:23pm Jan 9, 10:23pm
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when i was looking at celicas before i bought mine, the dealer said that because the headlights are angled in a long slope, it causes condensation more frequesntly than in a standard headlight. so, the reason it's so common is because it has to do with the shape of the headlight...given, it doesnt happen to everybody, but everybody is at risk. you can take it off and re-seal it as many times as you want, but it could still happen.


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Re: Headlight Moisture? [Re: cwsample] #367745 Jan 9, 10:25pm Jan 9, 10:25pm
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i got the same problem after painting mines


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Re: Headlight Moisture? [Re: FishKzor] #367746 Jan 9, 11:12pm Jan 9, 11:12pm
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Originally Posted by FishKzor
I have the same problem too. My headlights llok really dull and foggy. Ihate it, but i'm too nervous to try baking my headlights. With my luck, they'll start to melt or something.


noone told you to bake it..all you need to do is pre-heat ur oven to 350 or 400 whichever you so desire, for 5mins or until they reach their full temp..then you turn off the oven, i mean turn OFF..by this time you have already unscrew most if not all of the screw from ur headlamp, and remove any removable part..then put them in the oven for 15mins..since the oven is OFF it will NOT BAKE further more, the oven will just cool down but with enuf heat left to heat up the glue and melt it..no worry, if you follow the guide correctly, u'll do fine..i did it over 5months now and nothing's wrong with mine, no moisture or nothing..i highly recommend that if you decided to do the oven method you should familiar urself with the instruction...by this i mean read it over and over and over again and dont leave out anything..this will fix ur moisture problem if you do it RIGHT the first time...while u're at it, get some paint and paint ur headlight too.. thumbsup


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Re: Headlight Moisture? [Re: celicafourotwo] #367747 Jan 10, 5:01am Jan 10, 5:01am
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i have already painted my headlights. i did it about two months ago. but before i did it i had the condesation problem, and it stopped happening for a while after i painted and re-sealed the lights but came back the other day


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Re: Headlight Moisture? [Re: cwsample] #367748 Jan 10, 8:58am Jan 10, 8:58am
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Originally Posted by cwsample
when i was looking at celicas before i bought mine, the dealer said that because the headlights are angled in a long slope, it causes condensation more frequesntly than in a standard headlight. so, the reason it's so common is because it has to do with the shape of the headlight...given, it doesnt happen to everybody, but everybody is at risk. you can take it off and re-seal it as many times as you want, but it could still happen.


bs Condensation comes from moisture inside. The shape has nothing to do with how moisture got into the headlight unit. If it was the shape of the headlight, then BOTH headlights would have condensation in it. Tell your dealership to go to school and pay attention next time. Fu*kin moron.

Sorry, stupid people make me really mad (the dealer in this case, not you cwsample).

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Originally Posted by AzNRaCeR
i got the same problem after painting mines


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Re: Headlight Moisture? [Re: L3M1315] #367750 Jan 10, 1:03pm Jan 10, 1:03pm
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Originally Posted by L3M1315
Originally Posted by cwsample
when i was looking at celicas before i bought mine, the dealer said that because the headlights are angled in a long slope, it causes condensation more frequesntly than in a standard headlight. so, the reason it's so common is because it has to do with the shape of the headlight...given, it doesnt happen to everybody, but everybody is at risk. you can take it off and re-seal it as many times as you want, but it could still happen.


bs Condensation comes from moisture inside. The shape has nothing to do with how moisture got into the headlight unit. If it was the shape of the headlight, then BOTH headlights would have condensation in it. Tell your dealership to go to school and pay attention next time. Fu*kin moron.

Sorry, stupid people make me really mad (the dealer in this case, not you cwsample).


not necessarily. ever see condensation on the outside of your glass filled with ice water? so it could be possible that the dealer could be partially right.

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Originally Posted by xXMaGNuSXx
Originally Posted by L3M1315
Originally Posted by cwsample
when i was looking at celicas before i bought mine, the dealer said that because the headlights are angled in a long slope, it causes condensation more frequesntly than in a standard headlight. so, the reason it's so common is because it has to do with the shape of the headlight...given, it doesnt happen to everybody, but everybody is at risk. you can take it off and re-seal it as many times as you want, but it could still happen.


bs Condensation comes from moisture inside. The shape has nothing to do with how moisture got into the headlight unit. If it was the shape of the headlight, then BOTH headlights would have condensation in it. Tell your dealership to go to school and pay attention next time. Fu*kin moron.

Sorry, stupid people make me really mad (the dealer in this case, not you cwsample).


not necessarily. ever see condensation on the outside of your glass filled with ice water? so it could be possible that the dealer could be partially right.


^um yeah i have...i'm not sure what you guys are getting at...I don't think it would have anything to do with the shape...Has anyone ever had a problem with driver's side? Why only passenger side? I don't really feel like arguing...it's just shitty that it happens..

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passenger? i'm getting condensation on the driver's side. thumbsdown thumbsdown

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Originally Posted by xXMaGNuSXx
passenger? i'm getting condensation on the driver's side. thumbsdown thumbsdown



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Re: Headlight Moisture? [Re: xXMaGNuSXx] #367754 Jan 11, 1:56am Jan 11, 1:56am
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Originally Posted by xXMaGNuSXx
passenger? i'm getting condensation on the driver's side. thumbsdown thumbsdown

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Re: Headlight Moisture? [Re: morris] #367755 Feb 5, 12:01pm Feb 5, 12:01pm
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some one said something about putting the water absorbtion stuff in there, aka as silica gel, its a delacatescant, i wouldnt do that cause you would have shit in your head lights, yeah it would take away some moisture, but still...also the other night i tried using a blow dryer and it worked great. i think this problem occors whenever we wash our engines...each time i wash mine, condensation appears. but whatever, im sure there are many reasons to why this happens. but i wouldnt listen to a sales person at a dealership. no offence to them...

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