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    headlight steamed up

    I know this is quite common but i hate it lol

    I've got Depo angeleyes with HIDs in the main and dipped beams,

    Its only the drivers side thats steamed up, will it clear itsself ?
    and is it because theyre not sealed properly or is it condensation from heat inside and cold outside?

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    wait till theres no steam in it (leave the full beams on or sumin like that), take it out, go around the edge of the plastic lense with clear silicone to re-seal it, it worked for me


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    okey dokey cheers Rob the lights are only 2months old bit of a nuisance really!
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    Are the rubber covers on properly on the back and the HID gromits sealed properly?

    if so do the above, one of mine has a small gap in the bottom right hand corner of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buckle View Post
    Are the rubber covers on properly on the back and the HID gromits sealed properly?

    if so do the above, one of mine has a small gap in the bottom right hand corner of it.
    tbh i think that might be it as i just cut the rubber covers willy nilly to fit the HID grommets in so i'll try sealing them,

    will they steaminess inside disappear when it gets warmer or will i have to wipe it out?
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    Will disappear. Sometimes leaving the lights on for a couple of hours helps, so just stick them on when driving. Otherwise some good sunshine will do the trick (might have to wait a couple of weeks for that though )

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    take one of the bulbs out to create a hole for steam to escape, and switch on the main beam. They get very hot, and should 'boil' away any water. If, when reassembled, it happens again, I would think it points to a seal problem, and silicone is a good idea as another member previously suggested.

    Sometimes boiling the condensation away can leave water marks on the inside of the lens, which is unsightly at best! This happened in mine recently, and it annoyed me that much I just bought a new pair of gsi headlights!
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    nice 1 guys i've got the week off work now so i'll have a good butchers this week, dont want any water marks on there really if i can help it, might have to make some sort of contraption to get in there and wipe it!!
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    they already have vent holes in them from the factory

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    i used that silca gel u get in new shoes. it soaks up the moisture and stops it coming back.
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