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    Any suggestions on how to get rid or what to check??
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by 008ballz View Post
    Any suggestions on how to get rid or what to check??
    Caused due to the seal breaking down

    We were discussing this at our meet the other day...

    My suggestion was use masking tape and cover the head lamp with cardboard and turn head lights on. This keeps the head from the lamp inside and gets rid of condensation.

    Another suggestion was to get some of those small sachets that come with new shoes and put them in the back of the lamp

    Obviously these are only temporary remedies, the only way to cure would be to re-seal the unit
     
     

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    I'd go ghetto. Silica gel or drill a hole in the plastic cover.

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    Silicone sealer everytime
    I use black so no one has noticed
     
     

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    I justy took off both inpection covers on the back on the headlight, drove around on a night out and left them off overnight. Then hey presto, condensation is gone cheap and inexpensive
     
     

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    Take out bulb fittings, Use a small hair dryer in the hole and then reseal worked for me
     
     

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    i fitted the angel eye rings mine was doin the same scraped out all the old sealer put new in made sure got every gap job do laughting tea cakes lol..
     
     

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