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    misty headlights

    Does anyone know how to get rid of condensation in the headlights?
    Iv got angel eyes and one side keeps steaming up. I was told to drill a small hole in the back of the unit to let the air circulate.
    Anyone done this or know what else to do?

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    think this is a common problem with mk4 astras (assuming you have that)..

    this may be useful

    http://www.astra-sport.co.uk/headlightsmisting.pdf
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    Also, this may be useful...

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    ok what i did

    removed one of the lights from behind the headlight and placed a up turned plastic bottel into the hole. then chopped the bottom off the bottel so it looked like a funnel. then i used a hair dryer to evaporate all the mosture. add a small amount of grease to the seals of the lights and put the blubs back in.

    now the lights are air tight again and shouldn't have any moisture in them

    i did that a year ago and have not had any problems
    I'm going to try it next week, as my shark eyes have started to mist up after fitting HID's

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    hmm, I've got the problem worse than ever on this Astra, its difficult to know whether sealing them is best or a breather hole

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    Had the same problems when I fitted my HIDs. Cleared up after a couple of days and the problem has never come back!! Give it a bit of time to clear up before resorting to drilling etc

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    ok thanks. Had the problem a while, its just gettin worse with the colder weather.
    (its a mk4 gsi with angel eyes. Had same prob with original lights but it just wasnt as noticable). Doesnt do the angel eyes any justice!

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