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TJSpence
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TJSpence Mar 25, 9:10pm - #425520 
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Headlight Moisture

Recently purchased a 2000 model with moisture inside the passenger headlight.
Had it gone over at the dealer and they thought it would go away with regular driving. Still there after 1500 miles of highway driving with lights on.
Looking for suggestions to clear it up.
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CID498
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CID498 Mar 25, 9:16pm - #425521 

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Originally Posted by CID498
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 condensates 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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Eman
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Eman Mar 25, 9:19pm - #425522 

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we really need a sticky for this.

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hombredelassrtas
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hombredelassrtas Mar 25, 10:37pm - #425523 

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yea, kinda funny it is posted twice in same day smile

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rockfordcelica
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rockfordcelica Mar 25, 10:48pm - #425524 

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WELL ALL I DO IS UNPOP THE BLINKERS FROM THEM BEING SECURE TO JUST SITTING IN THE HOUSING AND IT USUALLY GOES AWAY IN AN HOUR OR TWO, BECAUSE THEN THE AIR GETS TO CIRCULATE AND CLEAR THEM UP.
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00celica00gt
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00celica00gt Mar 26, 1:39am - #425525 

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good info. i have a little moisture.

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RookieGTS
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RookieGTS Mar 26, 1:46am - #425526 

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yeah i got bad condensation on the passenger head light. I already use the vacumm trick and it works.
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GTIME
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GTIME Mar 26, 2:05am - #425527 
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i had this problem in both headlights.

wat you need to do is unplugg ur globes and remove ur headlight.. on the back of the headlight you will see that there are 2 or 3 small sponge like "breathers" (wedged into the back of the headlight like a cork). Unplugg these as it will let the headlight breathe. secondly with all the globes and "breathers" unpluggd get a hair dryer and dry up all the moisture in the headlight. if you need to leave it overnight then do so...(i dunno how bad ur moisture is). Then simply re attatch ur headlight and the globes (leaving the breathers out) and problem solved...
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00celica00gt
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00celica00gt Mar 26, 3:18am - #425528 

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i like the shop vac idea better. taking off the headlight sounds drastic. lol.

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sbocaj55
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sbocaj55 Mar 26, 5:47am - #425529 

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Yeah when i first had this problem I thought I could solve it by re-sealing my lights. I painted them while i was in the process...but after I got em out and saw the breather's on the back i was like rolleyes

But i still think that you might have a seal loose somewhere...cuz after I painted mine and resealed them...I never had any problems. every once in a while a little bit of fog but nothing major at all. You may have a small leak somewhere that lets the moisture in easier. But if you don't want to reseal them...you could probably just take out the turn signals/city lights and let em circulate
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