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  1. 1999 E36 318is coupe passengers side headlight mist 
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    Hey everyone, Iv got abit of a problem iv also been told its a common problem with bmws but not sure as this is my first beemer. My passengers side headlight has got aload of mist in it but my side is crystal clear So far iv taken the passengers side headlight out, popped it in the oven on a low heat and removed the rubber seal with a stanley knife then put a fresh seal of waterproof silicone around it and popped um back in the car, It seemed to stay clear for about 2 days then slowly started misting up again. How can i prevent this or is it a case of buying a new headlamp?
     
     

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    All E36 lights are prone to condensation when they get old. How are the seals for the bulb apertures?
     
     

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    Im not sure on that one i will check them tomorrow didnt think about um for some reason. If it is them tho can they be sorted out or am i just stuck with it?
     
     

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    When my headlights get condensation in, I just unclip the headlight covers on each side and drive around with them unclipped for a day or two, that sorts it out for me.
     
     

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    Oh right well if that works i will give that ago aswell cheers
     
     

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    seat ibiza had this problem they drilled a small hole in the back of the cover where you couldnt see it, fixed the problem. google it
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    Ive had to leave the headlight bulb covers off lol
     
     

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    ive left the covers off too,but still get a small problem..so be it.
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    i had this problem and ive took the lights out dryed the front glass rubbers and got heat gun on them and the glass left to cool down put bk in and left the bulb covers off and they seem to be ok and that was 3wks ago. hope u get it sorted mate.


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    Nice one cheers wilts i will give it a shot, i know its only condencation but it still looks ugly lol
     
     

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