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    I'VE JUST SWAPPED MY CLEAR F'LIFT LIGHTS FOR THE DARK SRI ONES, AND HAVE NOTICED THIS COLD WEATHER GETTING SOME MIST ON THE INSIDE BOTTOM OF THE LENS, IS THIS NORM AS I MAY NOT HAVE NOTICED IT WITH THE CHROME ONES, OR IS IT A FAULT, IFSO IS THERE A CURE, HAVE ANY OF YOUSELVE EXPERIENCED THE SAME PROBS, MAY BE THE NORM AND I'M WORRYING ABOUT NOTHING.

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    you will have to take the clear lense off the front and reseal them

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    Or dry them out/put some of those little gel packs in there that you get in new trainers/electricial stuff
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Sig View Post
    Or dry them out/put some of those little gel packs in there that you get in new trainers/electricial stuff
    silica gel

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    This is quite normal and they do dry out quickly when you've had your lights on for a bit or when the weather gets warmer.


    Snowman, you got your ears on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WHOOSH05 View Post
    silica gel
    Yep, thats the stuff

    It may just be damp from where the lights have been off a car and open for a while during the swap. It may not be a bad seal. Fingers crossed
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    hot glue works very well on them to

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    If possible take the cover from the back of the lights off and leave the lights switched on for about 30mins, also you could use a hair dryer into the back of the light unit. Once they have dried out place a small packet of silica jel in the cover and replace it onto the rear of the light.

    That should work. Mine have been fine for about 10 months but need doing again.

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Sig View Post
    Yep, thats the stuff

    It may just be damp from where the lights have been off a car and open for a while during the swap. It may not be a bad seal. Fingers crossed
    i had this happen when i switched my bulbs over

    i just used my dip beam for a few days & it soon went

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    Hi Guys, thanks for all the good advice, think i'll try the gel (had some new trainers for xmas) see if that does the trick cheers !

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