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Old 03-27-2009, 04:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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A few of my friends as well as myself are having problems with headlight condensation, any ideas of how to cure this problem as ive taken my headlight off only to find that its a sealed unit, anyone else had this problem and found a cure (please help)...
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I have that problem with my wife's Sable, I have a 250 watt heat lamp that I shine on it from about 1 1/2 ft. for a couple of hours. Works until the next rain or car wash.
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Ok So the issue is water is getting in your headlights you need to Re-Seal them you can just buy new gaskets(I HIGHLY sugest new lenses too!) BTW Mention the year and model(but sense it is the headlights all e36's are pretty much the same) Also if you wanna do angel eyes nows the time
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Ok So the issue is water is getting in your headlights you need to Re-Seal them you can just buy new gaskets(I HIGHLY sugest new lenses too!) BTW Mention the year and model(but sense it is the headlights all e36's are pretty much the same) Also if you wanna do angel eyes nows the time
Stock US spec headlights are glued shut. Replaceable lenses won't fit. Get some Depos from DDM, cheap w/HIDs and you an put angel eyes in if you want or not. Much better light and visibility than stock.
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Really ... sorry didn't know they wouldn't fit I must have been looking at one with Euro lights Ok In that case I would look into Aftermarket headlights
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