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Old 12-06-2011, 06:49 PM   Thread Starter #1
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Default Question About Baking Headlights

I installed some hid lights awhile back. Now i have moisture in the housing. What do ineed to take of the headlight before baking it besides the harness an light bulbs. Or is there an easier way. I am switching back to halogen.
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Default Re: Question About Baking Headlights

Basically take everything off you can, then bake
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Default Re: Question About Baking Headlights

Why are you going to bake them to switch to halogen? Are you painting them? Or are you talking about baling them to get the moisture out?It was more than likely just the seal of the bulb than the fact they were HID, don't give up so easily!


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Don't do it.
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Old 12-07-2011, 11:09 AM   Thread Starter #5
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Default Re: Question About Baking Headlights

I need to get the moisture out. Plus i will have to switch them in march to pass inspection. i don't have the hid housing so i won't pass. Can i use a hair dryer or something. im sure anything that will produce heat will work.. Gonna switch them back to hid after inspection. just don't wanna drop the bumper in march. that is usually whe we get are cold weather here in va... I sealed the headlight better but the moisture that is in there won't go away.
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Default Re: Question About Baking Headlights

You can try adding more silica gel packets (headlights already have them installed, but they are old and probably don't function well anymore). The thing about opening and closing your headlights is you have to make sure the air is dry, otherwise you introduce the headlights to humid air and it will get trapped inside.
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Keep it civil and on-topic please...
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Default Re: Question About Baking Headlights

Ok. well i fixed the problem. I ended up opening my fog light cover an taking the bulb out. An drove around a little today with my headlights on. By the time i got home the lamp was dry. let it cool down for about an hour. An put the fog light back in an sealed her up. Moisture gone. Was really simple. Ran across that while googling last night...
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Ok. well i fixed the problem. I ended up opening my fog light cover an taking the bulb out. An drove around a little today with my headlights on. By the time i got home the lamp was dry. let it cool down for about an hour. An put the fog light back in an sealed her up. Moisture gone. Was really simple. Ran across that while googling last night...
hopefully you didnt let more moisture get inside, my headlights didnt fog up til a few days after they were open, usually when you open the headlight in any way, it should be in a dry area..im guessing for a reason..what did you use to seal it back up?
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hopefully you didnt let more moisture get inside, my headlights didnt fog up til a few days after they were open, usually when you open the headlight in any way, it should be in a dry area..im guessing for a reason..what did you use to seal it back up?
I didn't open the headlight just took the fog light cover off an removed the fog light.. Ran the headlights for a while an it cleared right up.. Beeen a few days now with really cold temps here in va an no moisture... The seal i used for the hids was duct seal... Stays in place an works great.. Best part is it never hardens so when it comes time to take them off or change bulb it's gonna be a snap..
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Default Re: Question About Baking Headlights

Still gonaa switch back to halogens untill after inspection. Don't want to change all that when it's cold as crap outside.. Plus i wanna get a 55w 6000k hid kit. right now i have a 35w 8000k an i don't like the light out put.. Looks nice but not bright.. I want to get whiter lights..
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