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Old 02-25-2012, 08:05 AM   #1
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Moisture in headlight

I have some condensation in one of my headlights. How do I correct this and prevent it from happening again? There are no cracks in the lens, either front or back and it appears that all the wire weather boots are attached to the lens assembly.

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When mine was under warranty I had it replaced. It has to have a seal broken somewhere. You might try removing the bulb and use a hair dryer and blow in the hole but it probably will do it again.
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We had several of these at our dealership. If you want to replace the headlight, Remove the light and look for the manufacturers logo. All headlights are off the shelf headlights. (most are ford) If you want to repair, you will have to remove the headlight. Most of the time it is the seam where the light is put together in two halves. coat the seam with a rubberized sealer. To dry it out, put in a few ounces of alcohol swish it around then pour it out and then blow out with compressed air.
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I get the same thing about this time every year. I pulled the entire assembly out and searched for a crack or broken seam, but found nothing. I sealed up the seams anyway with silicone, but the same problem came back the following year. Now, once the weather warms up, I just remove the bulb and let the assembly air out for a week or so until it dries. It's then good to go for another year.

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Or you can dry it out by turning on the headlights, the heat from the bulb will dry it out in a few minutes. As others have said, it probably has a crack along the seam.
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Thanks everyone. I'll have a much closer look at it when the weather gets better. The hair dryer and silicone sounds like a plan.
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