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condensation in headlights #389792 Feb 1, 7:35pm Feb 1, 7:35pm
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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.

Re: condensation in headlights [Re: bunnarith] #389793 Feb 1, 7:40pm Feb 1, 7:40pm
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yea i have the same problem, but toyota is replacing my headlight under warrenty this saturdaythumbsup


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Re: condensation in headlights [Re: gtscelica05] #389794 Feb 1, 8:19pm Feb 1, 8:19pm
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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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Re: condensation in headlights [Re: andrews] #389795 Feb 1, 9:41pm Feb 1, 9:41pm
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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.

Re: condensation in headlights [Re: Superstuddc27] #389796 Feb 1, 10:28pm Feb 1, 10:28pm
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If I change out my projectors, will opening the projector housing put me at rist of having condensation?

Re: condensation in headlights [Re: vcel523] #389797 Feb 3, 1:33pm Feb 3, 1:33pm
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i took mine back to toyota and they replaced them

Re: condensation in headlights [Re: ERIC] #389798 Feb 3, 1:39pm Feb 3, 1:39pm
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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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Re: condensation in headlights [Re: FastCelicaGT22] #389799 Feb 3, 3:46pm Feb 3, 3:46pm
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wouldnt that melt the headlight?

Re: condensation in headlights [Re: bunnarith] #389800 Feb 4, 4:00pm Feb 4, 4:00pm
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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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Re: condensation in headlights [Re: communion] #389801 Feb 4, 6:15pm Feb 4, 6:15pm
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i like the idea of blow drying the inside...its easier
ill try it now...

Re: condensation in headlights [Re: gumbyguy27] #389802 Feb 4, 10:17pm Feb 4, 10:17pm
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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...

Re: condensation in headlights [Re: FastCelicaGT22] #389803 Feb 4, 10:18pm Feb 4, 10:18pm
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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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