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Old 04-07-2014, 01:43 PM
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Today I walked outside and noticed that my front right headlight is all fogged up. Never seen this before and checked the other side and it was normal. It rained last night and into the day and it's about 40 degrees out; yesterday it was about 60. Now I did just install a set of HIDs for my low beams a month or so ago. Is this a seal problem? And what would be the best solution to stop this from happening again? Should I recheck the o-ring to make sure it is tight and sealed correctly?
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You could recheck the o-ring. But I believe the service manual does state that a certain amount of condensation is normal. If it gets worse, I would take it in and have the shop look at it.
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One of my OEM headlights gets moisture in it, the other one does not
It only happens when i travel to parts of the country where there is a lot of moisture
When i return to southern California, it clears up slowly
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Mine get water in them from the drive thru car wash but not from the rain. It clears up soon enough.
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My brother in law had the same issue with his new Ram. Took it back to the stealership and they just removed the bulb, blew some warm air in to dry it up and slapped her back together. I've seen other makes and models that get moisture in the headlight housings. One thing we did at my last shop was put a little dielectric grease or some Silglide (sp?) on the rubber o-ring to help the bulb seal against the housing and keep it from sticking when the rubber gets old. Seemed to work pretty good. You just have to make sure you get all the moisture out before you seal it like that. Use a blow dryer on low or just leave the bulb out and let the moisture evaporate...
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My wife's equinox headlights were getting moisture inside when it was still under the bumper to bumper warranty. We took it to the dealer and they put 2 brand new headlight assemblies on it. You probably won't have that option though since you put the HID kits in.
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