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    I have just refitted my old SRi headlights as I didn't like the Angel Eyes (plus one keeps steaming up) and my SRi lights have been in the garage for the last couple of weeks with no caps on and its cold in there, after having the lights on they are steaming up inside, presumably due to being very cold on the inside of them, whats the best way to quickly remedy this, or is there a "standard practice" when fitting lights that have been stood?

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    Directing a hairdryer's jet inside the units is probably your best bet to evaporate off moisture.... the only potential probalem being the ambeint air... you might just be repacing cool, moist air with warm, moist air at the moment.

    Unless you have fresh, dry silica gel packs you can use, for the moment you might be better off waiting for a high pressure day with minimal humidity.

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    like in august lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrk View Post
    like in august lol
    August... you mean 'the rainy season' ?

    As long as it's dry outside and a clear sky, that'll do.... not like the headlight caps are a perfect hermetic seal after all.

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    take them in the house and do it m8

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    They cleared up themselves overnight

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    They'll probably do it again mate. I cleared mine by putting a black binbag over the front of it and park it pointing at the sun. Take the indicator bulb and holder out and just leave it for a few hours. You'll be surprised how warm the light gets and all the condensation/ humid air escapes through the hole where the indicator bulb goes.

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    Have you got any pics of the angel eyes Dan? I'm looking at a few mods for mine and fancy something different inthe headlight department!

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    As above, mine were facelift ones anyway which IMO don't quite look right (and the light output is notably worse), not as good an OEM anyway.

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