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    Angry Misty Angel Eyes

    Hi all. Just recently fitted my brand new angel eyes.... All was good until last night I realised one of them is full of condensation

    Has this happened to anyone else?

    What causes it and how can I de mist them???

    Cheers

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    Yip mine does it a bit. I just put up with it tbh.
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    my passenger 1 misted up a couple of week ago,took it out,put it in front of a blow heated for a couple of hours,got it all nice dried/hot,refitted it but put a couple of sachets of 'Silica' gel in it aswell,that way they will attract moisture if it does it again.so far its looking good

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    My passenger one does the same, even in this weather it still has a nice mist in it. I like the desicants idea, I will try that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by farley2708 View Post
    my passenger 1 misted up a couple of week ago,took it out,put it in front of a blow heated for a couple of hours,got it all nice dried/hot,refitted it but put a couple of sachets of 'Silica' gel in it aswell,that way they will attract moisture if it does it again.so far its looking good
    That sounds like a plan!! Where do you put the sachets? Behind the bulbs?

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    i used double sided tape & stuck it to the inside of the rubber cover,done the same on the back of the plastic cover for the main beam


    nothing worse than seeing it moving around in the headlight!!

    as for it being a pain.it only took 15mins to take it out,the same for refitting,looks a WHOLE lot better than the misted up look

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    I will try it when i get home. Thanks for the advice

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    I dried my (pre-facelift) headlight out by first waiting for a hot, dry day. Then taking out all the bulbs and pointing a 500W halogen work light at it, about 6" away, for an hour or so. You could see the misting gradually disappearing.

    Once it's dry, refit the bulbs and most importantly the covers on the back. If you're missing a cover, then moisture will just get in again. The headlights are effectively sealed once the covers are in place, so no more moisture can get in. Similarly - moisture can't get out either!

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