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    Not sure where to put this, but is therea was of getting rid and keeping out condensation in a headlight on a prefacelift?

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    I get it, and it always clears. So it doesn't bother me unduly. Seem to remember a thread about 'venting' the headlamp unit, but I would only be concerned if it didn't go away each time TBH.

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    If it clears within 20 minutes of having the lights on, it's normal according to VXL and not a warranty issue.
    You could try leaving the rubber caps off the back for a while on a hot day to air them out, or IIRC a few people have put the little packets you get in shoe boxes just inside the unit. HTH

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    Take the rubber cap off the back and keep it off when it's a nice hot day to allow any moisture to escape.

    Other option is to whip off the headlamp (need to loosen the bumper!) and get a hairdryer and warm up the front of the lamp, allowing any moisture to escape through the back (where the rubber cap was).

    Other option is to remove lamps, bring them inside to a warm room and stick some packs of silica gel in them overnight. They will soak up any moisture in the lamps.

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    Ah silica gel, thats what it's called. Couldn't remember, hence the "little packets in shoe boxes"

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    Jessops sell packs of it. Bit pricey IMO, can be got cheaper elsewhere but at least one option if needed quickly. At least they're decent sized packs.

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