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    confused Signum headlights

    Hi guys,

    I own a Signum Elegance on an 05 plate (cost me a fortune to keep it on the road, so many things have gone wrong with it) and I love it. Best car I have ever driven and owned. BUT I thought the headlights were a bit naff, so I purchased a set of HID lights and fitted them, 6 months ago.

    Both headlights are now full of condensation all the time. It has wrecked them, so I am about to take them out and attempt to dry them (using the wife's hairdrier).

    Is this likely to happen again do you guys know? The problem I got is that the level of light is now worse with the condensation and I am concerned about mould and mildew kicking in.

    Someone at a private garage (the last time I had to get something fixed) mentioned that it was because they are plastic lenses, not glass.

    Anyone else suffered this? Anyone know of a cure?

    Cheers


    Andi

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    It will happen again if you dont seal up the source of the water getting inside the light unit. When you fitted the HIDs did you cut a round hole in the rubber cover on the back of the dipped beam unit for the hid wiring or did you just leave it off ? If you left it off put it back on with a hole cut in it for the wiring grommet and seal up around the edges of the grommet with silicone.

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    and add a silca gel pack into each light to help absorb the moisture

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    As above, the moisture is getting in because of the holes cut for the HID wiring - nothing to do with plastic lenses or anything.

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