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    Quite a few people have mention recently that the headlights either mist up or like mine turn into water carriers .
    For those of you who like me would prefer to know where there going at night time i have enclosed some pics of how i dried out my headlight using a hair dryer.
    initially when i removed the headlight unit it contained enough water to fill a small wine glass but i stil,can not seem to be able to find how the water gets in there in the first place.
    Just something else to keep us amused during the long winter months.
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    since ive put my HIDs in ive got the same problem ...
    dried them out once ....but bk again ...........
    further investigation taking place at Mattys on sunday with Dean in attendance
    going to get headlights off of car and make sure the seal around the gromit is air tight ,and also ck the seal of the headlight its self

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    I just wonder if the rubber boots expand from the heat when the lights are on and let the water in
    Driving vauxhall,s for 30 + years
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    i have it on one of my headlights, i also dryed it out using hair dryer and thought that would be that a couple of days later its back again am really sick of it. so think its gona have to come off, dry it out again then i mite try and seal it all round with clear silicon.

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    mine too have started fogging since i'v put in my hid's tried the silica gel packs but not much good

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    Quote Originally Posted by soulman View Post
    since ive put my HIDs in ive got the same problem ...
    dried them out once ....but bk again ...........
    further investigation taking place at Mattys on sunday with Dean in attendance
    going to get headlights off of car and make sure the seal around the gromit is air tight ,and also ck the seal of the headlight its self
    i have the same problem on my facelift,since i fitted hid,s to the main and high beam,used silicon to seal the grommet,and fitted a small silica sachet in the bottom vent seal,anyone got any idea,s ????

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    ill join the club i have the same problem too drivers side its really annoying

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    Could it be, just the moist air getting in when you change the bulbs & it getting trapped inside

    I know after the dealer repaired my AFL lights in winter a couple of years ago mine started to mist up

    So in summer i too got the air-dryer out, took out the main beam bulb out & give it a good hot blow inside & had no problem since

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    Quote Originally Posted by boyce745 View Post
    i have the same problem on my facelift,since i fitted hid,s to the main and high beam,used silicon to seal the grommet,and fitted a small silica sachet in the bottom vent seal,anyone got any idea,s ????
    and it still fogged up after youve done all that ????

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    Simplest option is to carefully drill a couple of small drain holes in the lowest part of the headlamp casing...
    This will serve two functions...

    1) allow water to drain out,
    2) prevent moist air being trapped in there,which should reduce steaming up.

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