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Old 14 Sep 2009, 09:34 pm
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Default Why is there water in my headlights?

Of course the obvious answer is there is a leak somewhere in but can someone help me figure out how to find and fix it?

Does the whole assembly have to be replaced or is there a gasket or something that can be replaced?

What should I do to fix this problem?
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Old 15 Sep 2009, 12:00 pm
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I have read of people taking the headlights apart - some to paint the silver part, some take out the yellow refletors - anyway, go along the seam with a heat gun, loosen up the "goop" that holds the 2 halves together.
I would think a good warming with the same heat gun would dry up moisture, then put a bead of silicone caulking on the halves and re-join.
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Old 15 Sep 2009, 12:38 pm
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Default Re: Why is there water in my headlights?

Thanks for the tip!

I don't own a heat gun, but at least knowing the lamps can be disassembled and won't have to be replaced is a good thing
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Old 15 Sep 2009, 02:39 pm
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Try a hair dryer on a hot setting, a heat gun really puts out the heat and may melt parts. Someone on this board heated it in the oven, I don't have the times etc to tell you.
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Old 15 Sep 2009, 06:35 pm
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Default Re: Why is there water in my headlights?

I may be remembering incorrectly, so please search before you do. I believe they bake them at ~ 200F for 5 to 7 minutes*.


*Keep in mind oven temps may vary, so adjust cooking times as necesary.
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Old 15 Sep 2009, 07:54 pm
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Go to PTCrew.com, there's a mod bible entry on removing the amber reflector out and it tells you exactly what temp to bake them at. And yes, it works!
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Old 17 Sep 2009, 01:13 am
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If all else fails there is a good after market replacement for $155.00 thats about half the dealer cost.Allso Ron and John have done it in the oven ,John is Slayer darkcross.:bore d::yah oo:
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Yup we own a surf shop

Both sets of headlights were baked while intoxicated and it worked!
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