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    Hi
    I recently stripped my headlights as there was a load of condensation in them. I removed the glass lenses as they made the lights look "messy", since ive put them back together i still have condensation forming. I stripped them again this morning, dried them and refitted them. Popped to the shop and once again there is condensation forming...?
    Any ideas as to what will remove it for good?
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    Is it because they are made out of glass? I always thought that's why they fog up lol.

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    Wouldn't plastic do exactly the same if moisture was present...

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    I used to have an Ibiza cupra that did this all the time. I placed a couple of silica gel bags behind the relector bowl and that sorted it out a treat!

    If you leave full and dipped beam on and place a black T-shirt over the outside of the lens it is also supposed to help draw a decent amount of heat into the lenses.

    Hope that helps.
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    I just had my MOT 2 days ago, I was worried about my headlights as they were terribly misted up, I took the 2 inspection covers off of the rear of light unit and they have been clear ever since, I am also going to make up a fan for the holes out of a laptop cooler that way the lights get airflow and I can direct it in and out of units, the tiny fans are not going to be a burden on the system as they will be 6 volt and they can be wired to the ignition to only come on when car is started.
    Or you can get a couple of gel packs, like they use in postage of electrical goods to keep them dry, you can pick the packs up on gbay, then just pop them in, when they stop working, take them inside to dry out and pop them in.....personally this is just flaffing around, hence the reason why I will be doing the fan fix.
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    Remove the housing, clean and dry it all. Do this on a day with low(ish) humidity. Use silicone to seal the unit and refit it all. Silica gel hides the problem it doesnt really solve it. I did this with my boot lid lights and they're perfect now.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by gwc View Post
    Remove the housing, clean and dry it all. Do this on a day with low(ish) humidity. Use silicone to seal the unit and refit it all. Silica gel hides the problem it doesnt really solve it. I did this with my boot lid lights and they're perfect now.
    Ill be doing this on a good day i think however i will try the gel packs for a quick fix for now
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