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Oxidation in headlights... help? #78615 Jan 7, 9:16pm Jan 7, 9:16pm
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Oxidation in headlights... help?
I have a 00 gts and my passenger side headlight keeps getting water in it whenever it rains. I was wondering if there was a recall on the headlights or if anyone knows how to fix the problem? Thanks so much

Jay wtf

Re: Oxidation in headlights... help? [Re: JaysCelicaGTS] #78616 Jan 7, 9:19pm Jan 7, 9:19pm
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yea you could take it to the dealer if you still have warrenty...if not take ur headlight apart let it dry out...or take out ur turn signel blub may help it dry out...leave it out in the sun


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Re: Oxidation in headlights... help? [Re: JaysCelicaGTS] #78617 Jan 7, 9:20pm Jan 7, 9:20pm
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I have the same problem and unfortunately I'm out of warranty. Isn't it convenient that these types of issues arise after warranty expires?

Re: Oxidation in headlights... help? [Re: Steven] #78618 Jan 7, 9:43pm Jan 7, 9:43pm
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Originally Posted by Steven
I have the same problem and unfortunately I'm out of warranty. Isn't it convenient that these types of issues arise after warranty expires?

I couldn't have said it any better, other than my dealership dicking me around for 50,000 miles.

Re: Oxidation in headlights... help? [Re: JaysCelicaGTS] #78619 Jan 7, 9:44pm Jan 7, 9:44pm
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I have the same problem, and I've noticed it in the last few weeks.

Oh well, no 36K warranty thumbsdown


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Re: Oxidation in headlights... help? [Re: JaysCelicaGTS] #78620 Jan 7, 11:59pm Jan 7, 11:59pm
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I have the same problem, got new headlights and they still do it. DAMN KOITO!!!


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Re: Oxidation in headlights... help? [Re: JaysCelicaGTS] #78621 Jan 8, 12:08am Jan 8, 12:08am
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same here... frown
i'm thinking of getting the headlight cover and smoking it so it's less noticeable.

Re: Oxidation in headlights... help? [Re: righteous_one] #78622 Jan 8, 12:51am Jan 8, 12:51am
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Originally Posted by righteous_one
same here... frown
i'm thinking of getting the headlight cover and smoking it so it's less noticeable.


I was thinking about doing this same thing and wondered how noticeable it would be afterwords. Heh, maybe we can ask BlueBatmobile for some pics of his smoked headlight kit with condensation? grin


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Re: Oxidation in headlights... help? [Re: JaysCelicaGTS] #78623 Jan 8, 3:36pm Jan 8, 3:36pm

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damn,...now both my head lights do it...im starting to see some condensation on my right one...my left one is aaaaaaaaaaaaaalllllllll foged up.. frown

Re: Oxidation in headlights... help? [Re: JaysCelicaGTS] #78624 Jan 8, 5:07pm Jan 8, 5:07pm
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That's is still a Toyota Manufacture Defect. My buddy had the same problem, but out of warranty also. He complained and wrote letters to Toyota until they gave him a new light. There wasn't enough silicone put on when the light was made, which is a Toyota defect. The light housing should never allow moisture to enter, unless you took the light apart and painted the inside, but didn't seal it properly, then it will be your fault. I would complain if it happens to me. Just a heads up. thumbsup


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Re: Oxidation in headlights... help? [Re: n8mulder] #78625 Jan 9, 11:07am Jan 9, 11:07am
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dang, i have to write letters to toyota ? can't i just walk into the dealer and bitch at them? smile


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Re: Oxidation in headlights... help? [Re: Duy] #78626 Jan 9, 6:28pm Jan 9, 6:28pm
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Originally Posted by Duy
dang, i have to write letters to toyota ? can't i just walk into the dealer and bitch at them? smile


Yes, but you need to explain to them that this is a manufacture defect period, even if the warranty is over. thumbsup


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Re: Oxidation in headlights... help? [Re: n8mulder] #78627 Jan 9, 7:51pm Jan 9, 7:51pm
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do you have the info for me to send the letters to?


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Re: Oxidation in headlights... help? [Re: Duy] #78628 Jan 11, 6:46pm Jan 11, 6:46pm
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anyone?


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Re: Oxidation in headlights... help? [Re: Duy] #78629 Jan 11, 9:43pm Jan 11, 9:43pm
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Re: Oxidation in headlights... help? [Re: JaysCelicaGTS] #78630 Jan 13, 12:07am Jan 13, 12:07am
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I noticed that too. But mine is still new, sept of 03. 2003 celica gt, but only the passenger side? So you guys say take it in?

Re: Oxidation in headlights... help? [Re: ahyoumonkey] #78631 Jan 13, 6:33pm Jan 13, 6:33pm
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I still dont know where I should be sending my letters or exactly what I should be writing in them =\


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Re: Oxidation in headlights... help? [Re: Duy] #78632 Jan 13, 6:38pm Jan 13, 6:38pm
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