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Condensation/Water in headlight


I appear to have condensation/water in my drivers side headlight of my 1999 E39 White light conversion. Does anyone know if I can fix this? Is there a seal that could be broken? Is it easy to open the unit and clean it? I read that the vents get blocked and this causes the issue but I did check the vent and it appeared to be ok.

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I do know after adding the aftermarket lighting to a BMW that when a hard rain or possibly when you wash it conensation forms in the headlight !
The company I got my Halo's told me to put a Thin coating of clear silicone around the headlight assembly on the back for extra protection.
If you dont want to do that and cant wait for it to dry by itself then get a hair dryer turn it on medium and place the hairdryer about 2 inches away from the light lense for about 20 seconds then take off for 10 seconds and repeat until it is gone. You will noticed condensation disapearing when that happens following the remaining water with your dryer and it will work. Only hold the dryer close enough and long enough to heat up the lense.... dont hold it for more than 20 seconds or it might melt the lense.

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