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brandon_k_w
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brandon_k_w Mar 16, 7:07am - #418096 
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Condensation in my headlights

Hello,

I have just bought this 2000 GTS a couple days ago, and I noticed that ever since I gave it the first car wash, that there is now condensation in the left headlight. Q: Is there any kind of cover or sealant out there that I can apply to the headlight so it can seal any tiny cracks in the plastic to prevent this from happening, or will I have to purchase a new headlight? Thank you

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sweetnuts4sale Mar 16, 8:30am - #418097 
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i would crack the headlights open clean the headlight condensation out, paint them and reseal with some silicon. check the install section of the website under exterior mods for help
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gtscelica05 Mar 16, 8:31am - #418098 
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for some reason its always on the passenger side. Mine was like that too. But got it replaced under warrenty

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CARBON_SYPHER Mar 16, 11:25am - #418099 
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this is not a peminant solution...but when you know that you wont be driving the car for atleast an hour or so...just pop the Hood and pop out the blinker bulb, the day time running light/ high beam bulb, and the low beam (very tom bulb) if needed...do this on both sides and just let the housings air out.

you will get about 90% of the condensation out and it will be fine for a while...but it will eventually return... ... like i said though, it is only a temp. fix. thumbsup

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bajoconstruction Mar 16, 2:12pm - #418100 

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Originally Posted by CARBON_SYPHER
this is not a peminant solution...but when you know that you wont be driving the car for atleast an hour or so...just pop the Hood and pop out the blinker bulb, the day time running light/ high beam bulb, and the low beam (very tom bulb) if needed...do this on both sides and just let the housings air out.

you will get about 90% of the condensation out and it will be fine for a while...but it will eventually return... ... like i said though, it is only a temp. fix. thumbsup
Interesting...I'll have to do this myself...I have a little condensation in mine too.
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SSCarbonGTS Mar 16, 2:26pm - #418101 

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Mine was doing that also... I just check all the rubber thing around the bulb... I thook them off and then put them back...

Problem solve...

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Zero Mar 16, 3:46pm - #418102 

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^^^the other suggestions are great to try. but if you were to try the suggestiong that sweetnuts4sale stated it would be the best.

have you seen the other celica on eCelica with black painted headlights (on the inside)? if you plan on opening your headlights, it would be wise to wipe down the inner plastic and you might as well paint it. when you reseal it make sure you use silicon gel and apply it all around the headlight closure. thumbsup


most likely, you have some air going through the stock glue or anoter part of the headlight itself.

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CID498 Mar 16, 4:51pm - #418103 

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You all know that our headlights are not air tight sealed right? There is a small rubber "breather" elbow in the side of them with a foam dust filter. I have found that if you spray water exsessively around the headlight (especially the side facing inwards on the engine side) you get the foam wet and it comdensates into the headlight. Take out the blinker bulb and the parking light bulb and get a shop vac then place the hose near/on the blinker bulb opening and let it suck for a while and that will clear the light in a few minutes thumbsup

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sweetnuts4sale
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sweetnuts4sale Mar 16, 9:58pm - #418104 
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^^^ interesting. so what would happen if you sealed that off also? do you think it would make a differance?
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