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Old 07-25-2004, 03:37 PM
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I have a 2000 Civic and this was what happened. a heavy rain happened 2 days ago and it lasted for a whole day. i passed by a part of road which is kind of flooded for 3" high. at first i was worrying about my CAI but when i got home everything was fine except my headlights. water went inside and right now became vapor and looks messy. i have no idea how did that happen. anyone can give me suggestion on how to fix that?? (never happened b4 even i drove in rain for few hours)

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I don't know how to dry it but it happened to my headlights too. Get some silicone caulk and go around the whole headlight seam and it won't happen again.
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you can bake it in the oven w/ the vent holes facing upward...that will get the water out very quickly
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wat temperature should it be?
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by 3R1C &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">wat temperature should it be?</TD></TR></TABLE>
200, before u do that try taking a hair dryer and blowing it into the bulb housing hole. After the vapors dissapear just take some clear silicone and caulk around the headlight to seal any holes.
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alright...thanks a lot for the help.
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I do it at 220-30*f w/ my fog lights then reseal
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thisw happened to me too. i jsut took the bulbs out and held a hair dryer into the holes for a couple minuted and it went away.
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yup...i tried the hair-dryer way and it works~!
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by 3R1C &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">yup...i tried the hair-dryer way and it works~!
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Make sure to seal the headlight up.
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Id bake, peel them apart, rip out all the old caulk, dry by hand, the re-caulk. Make sure you do it well or it will just happen all over again or fog up..

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is there anywhere that i can find the step-by-step to do that?
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Try searching DIY black housings or something similar. I know they showed the steps to baking the light and putting it back together.
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thank you...appreciate it.
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I used to get condensation in my tail lights. I drilled one small hole in the bottom of each and haven't gotten it since.
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http://www.torontocivics.com/a....html

https://honda-tech.com/zerothread?id=451421

that might help a little bit
they are both for painting but you get the idea of how to take them apart
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Best thing you can do is bake them, take them apart, and re-silicon them. I did it that way, with my corners aswell. NEVER again did they have water in them NOR condensation. Ran a bead of clear silicon around the inner lip, then a smaller bead around the outer lense. Cleaned any extra with my finger, off I went. Hardly see any silicon.
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