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    After i installed my HID's the lights keep misting up have dried out with hair dryer,siliconed the rubber grommet and put silica gel packs in behind the head lights, anyone got a cure for this ?

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    It's because HIDs don't get as hot as normal bulbs so that's why the headlight mists up just leave your high beams on for a few mins that clears it or some suggest putting silica bags in to absorb the moisture in the headlight

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    Quote Originally Posted by antowens View Post
    or some suggest putting silica bags in to absorb the moisture in the headlight
    The OP says he's already done that.

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    Leave one of the back covers off, the engine bay dries it out then after a few days put the cover back. Worked for me

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    I had this in mine - have a look back through my posts - I bought 50 silica bags off eBay for about £2 but haven't used them as its sorted itself out.

    What I think happened is that a small amount of water got in and just took a few weeks to dry out.

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    Is the back cover to light fitted correctly?

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    Yes everything is fitted correctly, Thanks Chris took the headlights out today no water in them at all there is some road salt it looks like in the bottom of them put the hair dryer through them for half an hour just to be sure and left them in the cupboard for now, hope something works as the silica gel pack i put in where dry when i took them out

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    I proper plastered the gromet (the edge and where the wires go through it) with black silicone seal. Got it for a few quid off ebay.

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