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Old 02-19-2017, 02:13 PM   #1
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Condensation in the Head Light

I have a lot of condensation in my head light lens only on the right, any suggestions. Thanks in advance
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Old 02-19-2017, 04:04 PM   #2
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This is a recurring theme, if you do a search you will find discussion on the subject.

Some folks have removed the unit and sealed the you know what out of it and report good results.

There are different degrees of water intrusion. Some report an inch or more of water standing in the unit. That's obviously a serious leak.

Others, like yourself and myself report mere condensation.

My personal theory is that the unit is indeed NOT sealed and filled with dry air like one would wish, and that there is SOME exchange of air with the outside, but not enough to keep it ventilated. So, at times humid air gets in there, then the temperatures drop and the moisture in the humid air condensates.

If you look on the backside of the light there are a number of "tubes" in the molded plastic that lead into the unit. There are little plastic caps on them. I have successfully used a hair dryer, some hose and duct tape to force warm air into the unit until it clears.

So, some claim a fix, I say there isn't and that it's a matter of treating it when it happens.

Since I dried mine out last fall (when temperatures first dropped) they've been clear all winter.

Next time I clear them I will document and put it on my blog.

On edit..... doing that right now.
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Old 02-19-2017, 04:33 PM   #3
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Blog updated with pic.....

https://dragonship.blog/foggy-headlights/
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Old 02-20-2017, 08:04 PM   #4
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You can spray Windex around the perimeter where the lens glues to the housing and gently blow air through the bulb opening and if there is a leak it will bubble in that area. You can take some clear silicone and seal the area at the bubbles.
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While you are chasing down the leak, don't forget to check your blinker fluid: https://youtu.be/KBv69yr67YY

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Old 02-20-2017, 09:16 PM   #6
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You can spray Windex around the perimeter where the lens glues to the housing and gently blow air through the bulb opening and if there is a leak it will bubble in that area. You can take some clear silicone and seal the area at the bubbles.
Make sure you have a LARGE tube. It's not just the seam of black and clear. There's holes everywhere.
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Might suggest a vacuum over the holes to suck out the water.
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Old 02-21-2017, 09:48 PM   #8
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Might suggest a vacuum over the holes to suck out the water.
Make sure that's a shop vac.
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Old 02-23-2017, 09:55 AM   #9
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Sounds like a GM product !!!
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Old 02-23-2017, 10:15 AM   #10
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While you are chasing down the leak, don't forget to check your blinker fluid: https://youtu.be/KBv69yr67YY

I would guess that blinker fluid is not only for blinkers any more.
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I have a lot of condensation in my head light lens only on the right, any suggestions. Thanks in advance

Your profile says you have a 2012 Berkshire. But which model do you own?
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your profile says you have a 2012 berkshire. But which model do you own?


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will send you a PM
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sorry, first PM on 2011 Berkshire. Second PM correct, I promise!
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