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freeforever
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Moisture inside headlight lens

Post by freeforever » Tue Oct 27, 2015 12:21 pm

How does moisture get inside one of my headlight lens covers and not the other and how do you dry it out?

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Botrax
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Re: Moisture inside headlight lens

Post by Botrax » Sat May 14, 2016 1:51 pm

Moisture should dissipate once the lights are in use. Bulb should get hot enough to heat up the inside of the headlights and remove moisture.

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Re: Moisture inside headlight lens

Post by FordRaceRR » Thu Jan 05, 2017 1:56 am

When something happened to my lights and they got moisture inside, I decided to disassemble my headlights, then I dried them, put back together and sealed the edge with silicone (transparent). Then put the lights back again. And I must say, since then I never had any sort of moisture in the lights.

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Re: Moisture inside headlight lens

Post by pmassey31545 » Sat Feb 18, 2017 7:46 pm

I know this is a little old...but I've had this happen on other vehicles. Not sure how it gets in there, but I always pull the bulb (Or headlight fixture) and put a small air line or hair dryer in one hole and just let it blow through for a while. Easy and works very good.
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Re: Moisture inside headlight lens

Post by jas88 » Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:17 am

Agree with pmassey on the drying procedure, but I would say in general, if moisture is getting in, then there is a breech somewhere in the body of the headlight. The moisture will likely come back unless it was caused by an improperly seated bulb.
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Re: Moisture inside headlight lens

Post by 05styleawd » Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:54 am

How do you disassemble the headlight assembly? Any special tricks or tips to help make things easier?

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Re: Moisture inside headlight lens

Post by mmsstar » Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:30 pm

When I blackened the tail lights in my Flex, I baked them in the oven to soften the adhesive holding the lenses on.
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Re: Moisture inside headlight lens

Post by Scotty17 » Thu May 24, 2018 8:22 am

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Re: Moisture inside headlight lens

Post by jas88 » Fri May 25, 2018 5:16 am

Maybe but I've owned 3 of 'em and never seen it.
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