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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-15-07, 10:44 AM Thread Starter
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Condensation in headlight-2000

Cant get condensation out of headlights on my 2000 marquis. anything i can do without drilling or replacing them?

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-17-07, 02:14 PM
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Re: Condensation in headlight-2000

You can take out the headlight, and slowly take out all the humidity with a hair dryer. It is very important that you do not leave any condensation in the head light! For best results leave the head light out for a hot day.

Now you are ready to seal and install the headlight

Buy Clear silicone and carefully apply it to all the seams. (note. when applying the silicone lay a line on one side and with pressure pass your finger on the line, so the silicone will press into the seam, and immediately after carefully clean the exess with an old t-shirt. Also, when you are done with one side let the silicone dry a bit so it wont run when you do the other side)

Another place where humidity tends to enter is the lightbulbs seal. I usually apply a LITTLE silicone on the lightbulb o-ring. The good side of this is that NO water will ever enter you headlights again, but if you need to change the lightbulb it will be pretty difficult to remove the bulb.

This is an easy fix the only concerns you should have are: don't touch the glass on the lightbulbs, and COMPLETELY DRY OUT THE HEADLIGHTS. If you did a bad job of drying out the headlights the condensation will persist and you will think that its still leaking in water, when it really is water that was left in the headlight when you sealed it.

Good luck!
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