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Feb 1, 8:35pm - #389792 
condensation in headlights

we all know this is a problem. but what i dont know is how to treat the problem. once again, any info greatly appreciated.

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Feb 1, 8:40pm - #389793 
yea i have the same problem, but toyota is replacing my headlight under warrenty this saturdaythumbsup


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Feb 1, 9:19pm - #389794 
clean it and re-seal it, or if all else fails; make a tiny hole in the bottom of your headlight.


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Feb 1, 10:41pm - #389795 
this is the advice i got. get the headlights light, and blow dry the inside until the condensation disappears. Or just leave it out in the sun on a hot day. After it disappears, seal it good.
However, being the lazy ass i am, i didn't have time to do it and it went away on it's own. Im guessing cause it's so damn hot here in CA.

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Feb 1, 11:28pm - #389796 
If I change out my projectors, will opening the projector housing put me at rist of having condensation?

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Feb 3, 2:33pm - #389797 
i took mine back to toyota and they replaced them

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Feb 3, 2:39pm - #389798 
Heat the Oven up to 450 then turn it off. stick the headlight in there for 15 min. let the headlight sit till it cools back down. if theres still condensation in there, repeat the step as many times as necessary.

I had the same problem, i took all the time to crack them open paint them then reseal. fixed the problem till the first time i went through an automatic car wash. what happens is there are breather nozzles underneath the headlight and the car wash sprayers force water into them and up into the light. havent fixed that problem yet. not sure why the passenger side headlight is the only one suseptible. problem end up plugging them.


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Feb 3, 4:46pm - #389799 
wouldnt that melt the headlight?

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Feb 4, 5:00pm - #389800 
YES it will! Do not put them in the oven! I ruined one of mine that way. It warped, and melted.


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Feb 4, 7:15pm - #389801 
i like the idea of blow drying the inside...its easier
ill try it now...

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Feb 4, 11:17pm - #389802 
yeah, just did it with blow dryer...it worked great, but theres some dried up smudge looking stuff on the lenses...eaiser then taking it apart and baking it...although if done i bet it would be a lot better.man they were a bitch to get out...

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Feb 4, 11:18pm - #389803 
Originally Posted by FastCelicaGT22
Heat the Oven up to 450 then turn it off. stick the headlight in there for 15 min. let the headlight sit till it cools back down. if theres still condensation in there, repeat the step as many times as necessary.

I had the same problem, i took all the time to crack them open paint them then reseal. fixed the problem till the first time i went through an automatic car wash. what happens is there are breather nozzles underneath the headlight and the car wash sprayers force water into them and up into the light. havent fixed that problem yet. not sure why the passenger side headlight is the only one suseptible. problem end up plugging them.


Why do that when all you ahve to do is drill a 2 millimeter hole into the housing where the peices form the ridge of the turn signal and let nature kill the wetness.


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