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    My passenger side headlight is misted up, and has been since yesterday. I changed the bulb on Saturday and found out yesterday i didn't replace the rubber cover from the dipped beam bulb

    How can i clear the mist??

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    Try a cache of silica gel it's the stuff that you find in the packaging of cameras and electrical goods. Just pop one in the back of the headlamp and put the cover back on
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    I did exactly the same last week.

    Tried the silica gel but that didn't work so I took the headlight off and left it
    next to the radiator with the bulbs out for a few hours.

    You might fint that the inside of the projector lense will be misty where the
    condensation has dried. This wil distort the headlight beam at night and is quite
    dazzling, all I did was selotape a cotton bud to a pen and hey presto, you can clean
    inside the lense.

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    Why dont you just leave the dipped and main beam lights on for a bit, that will dry the lens

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave1.8 View Post
    Why dont you just leave the dipped and main beam lights on for a bit, that will dry the lens
    Didn't work for me. The whole headlight was misted up and leaving all the lights
    on still left some condensation, which misted up again when the temperature
    dropped at night.

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    The reason T4M_VX lights misted up was that he left the rubber seals off. He has put them back on now, so they shouldnt mist up again.

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    That was the reason mine misted up aswell and even with the rubber cap replaced, it still
    misted up again during the night until I had dried all of the condensation out.

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    Had the lights on for a good 10 minutes and the condensation cleared around the dipped beam, but the rest of it's still there

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    The light will keep misting up, because the water cant escape.

    What about Leaving the lights on - WITHOUT the rubber cap in place, then when all dry and water free, replace the rubber cap?

    That would work I would have thought

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    Quote Originally Posted by CorsaVan View Post
    The light will keep misting up, because the water cant escape.

    What about Leaving the lights on - WITHOUT the rubber cap in place, then when all dry and water free, replace the rubber cap?

    That would work I would have thought
    Yep, exactly - run your lights during the day with the cap off. At night replace the cap - even if the mist hasn't gone (to avoid moisture getting back in). Repeat procedure until it's all gone.

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