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Old 12 Oct 2007, 09:59 am
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Exclamation Water in foglights and headlights.

Alright, lets start off saying that i drove through some high water, due to flooding.

Now, i have STANDING water in the foglights, its not much, but enough to pool in the front of the light.. (more than headlight)

In the headlights there is very little water, yet tons of condensation.

What should I do, i refuse to drill any holes.

All of the light bulbs are functioning. For the headlights, i was thinking of just letting them run, maybe the heat would evaporate the water?

I really would hate to remove them.

Thanks fellas,
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Old 12 Oct 2007, 03:46 pm
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That must have been some high standing water. You lights are working now, but if the water gets to the electrical connections they'll definitely short out. The water will eventually dry out. Both headlights and fog lights have bulbs that come out from the back. You can take the bulbs out (from under the car for fogs, through the flap door in the wheel well for headlights) and try and get some of the water out from the hole where the bulbs were.
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Old 13 Oct 2007, 10:46 am
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That must have been some high standing water. You lights are working now, but if the water gets to the electrical connections they'll definitely short out. The water will eventually dry out. Both headlights and fog lights have bulbs that come out from the back. You can take the bulbs out (from under the car for fogs, through the flap door in the wheel well for headlights) and try and get some of the water out from the hole where the bulbs were.
Once you take the bulbs out use an airline (blowgun) to blow dry the housings. Worked well on another car I owned.
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Old 13 Oct 2007, 10:52 am
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Default Re: Water in foglights and headlights.

After running the headlights last night, I realized there is VERY VERY little standing water, and it seems after running the headlights the condensation is evaporating.

Now, only the high beam side has some condensation, and I didn't have any time to drive around up north where i can use the high beams.


Now for the fog lights, I'm probably gonna have to take them out!
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