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    I seem to remember reading a tip on how to stop the condensation build up in the front passenger side fog light
    Can anyone point me in the right direction as I currently have the front bumper off the car after just fitting my Signum fog surrounds

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    the little silicon packs you get in new shoes. There is a snorkle you can fit, but aparently it doesnt work

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    Yes it does

    I have one post mod fog, one pre. The pre mod / non snorkel one is always fogged

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    What is the snorkel mod? I was thinking of a small hole drilled underneath the light would let any moisture out?

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    Right a little trick to employ ,firstly pick a dry day , remove the cover from the botom of the light then drive around as normal with the fog/driving lights on .
    Once all the condensation has been removed then place the silicon bag in the light and refit cover .
    This will work 98% of the time the only way it wont work is if you have to much water in the lights for the heat to evaporate .
    Driving vauxhall,s for 30 + years
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    i had same problem,took the spot out of the bumper dried it out ran a bead of silicone sealer round the joint between the glass and the rear housing never had any problem since,did the other while i was at it as the seal on that one looked dodgy as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobssignum View Post
    Right a little trick to employ ,firstly pick a dry day , remove the cover from the botom of the light then drive around as normal with the fog/driving lights on .
    Once all the condensation has been removed then place the silicon bag in the light and refit cover .
    This will work 98% of the time the only way it wont work is if you have to much water in the lights for the heat to evaporate .
    Mmmm. where me gonna find a little bag of silicone?

    The Mrs has thousands of shoe boxes up the attick. Best start there

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    Another thing that helps a lot is - when you fill the screenwash bottle, use a funnel so you don't pour it all over the top of the foglight...

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    At the moment, I think your biggest problem will be finding a dry day?

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    Quote Originally Posted by larrysSRI View Post
    What is the snorkel mod??
    Search box found it straight away:- http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showthread.php?t=47934


    Quote Originally Posted by larrysSRI View Post
    I was thinking of a small hole drilled underneath the light would let any moisture out?
    Been there, done that. Ended up with a fog light full of water when I went through a deep puddle and the water splashed up in through the hole.
    Melted hole back together with a soldering iron and fitted a pack of dessicant (moisture absorber) and hasn't misted up since (providing I remember to change it yearly)

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