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Kayak83 12-04-2012 01:42 PM

Aftermarket Headlights Condensation Fix?
 
My aftermarket headlights are showing some condensation. It's been horrible rain here in the NW...Warranty isn't an option on them. I assume I am going to have to take them off and open them up and replace some seals or something. Can somebody who has had this problem chime in and give some tips? Is it possible it's happening at the bulb socket? I'd like to avoid trying to crack them open via the oven or however people do this usually. THANKS!

Here's a pic from ebay of what I have. I've seen other members around here with them installed:

http://i.ebayimg.com/t/05-06-07-JEEP...L5!~~60_57.JPG

Madanio24 12-04-2012 09:37 PM

Re: Aftermarket Headlights Condensation Fix?
 
I had mine and they were perfectly fine. Are you using hid's or stock bulbs? Some people removed them and put some clear silicone around the outside where the headlight connects to the lens(in the gap), no need to crack them open. I know when i had hids i had to use two orings around the bulb because they were loose.

So you should reseal the gap between the housing and lens and then let them dry for a few days, and try them again. If that doesent help its where the bulbs go into the housing that are not sealing correctly.

Kayak83 12-05-2012 12:31 PM

Re: Aftermarket Headlights Condensation Fix?
 
Normal bulbs. Silverstar's.

I might try some o-ring's. Silicone sounds too permanent since my bulbs need replacing every year or so.

ekaz 12-05-2012 01:36 PM

Re: Aftermarket Headlights Condensation Fix?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kayak83 (Post 720106)
Normal bulbs. Silverstar's.

I might try some o-ring's. Silicone sounds too permanent since my bulbs need replacing every year or so.

He didn't mean silicone around the bulbs, he meant the actual housing where the clear lense is attached to the housing itself. It isn't sealed properly, you can put some clear silicone in that grove to see if the seals them

Madanio24 12-05-2012 02:33 PM

Re: Aftermarket Headlights Condensation Fix?
 
Deffinatley do not use silicone on the bulbs! If your bulbs are nice and right in the housing then you are most likely fine. You need to take off the headlihgts from the jeep and seal them up.


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