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Old 01-15-2012, 03:14 PM   Thread Starter #1
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Default Why Do My Tail Lights Fog Up?

I know many ask themselves this question and I know what the problem is. Head lights and tail lights, on all cars have a drain/evaporation port that allows the inside to breath. These aftermarket tail lights don't and that's why they fog up. Humidity has no where to go. That is why if you take them off, remove the plugs and let them breath for a few hours they defog. Its because air is allowed to go inside and remove humidity, in other words, they are breathing.. There you go, problem solved.

Here are pics of the evap port on the stock tails. Hence why there's a sponge in that cap, to absorb moisture.

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IQ +1.

thanks for the info!
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Default Re: Why Do My Tail Lights Fog Up?

Great info Raz but the question still is if both the Red and Black LED tail don't have this port why is it that only the blacks fog up. I have the Ruby Red and don't have any issues. I do feel your pain and frustration and hope this gets resolved soon.
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Good thread bro

Is there anyway to add these evaporation ports
To aftermarket lights?

and I have a theory, I feel red tails DO fog up, but it's not as visible because of the color, I've seen that there darkish red and that can hide
Moisture pretty well, as for black tails they have clear lenses which make it easily
Visible, just like headlights, my right headlight gets fogged
Up, but my friend put a smoke vynil over it and I couldn't see the fog that much anymore, as If it were non existent, that's just why I feel ruby reds don't fog up, they do, just not as visible, I wouldn't really know though considering I don't have them, good thing is when I get them I will be getting ruby reds
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Old 01-15-2012, 07:00 PM   Thread Starter #8
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Default Re: Why Do My Tail Lights Fog Up?

Originally Posted by kaygmaxima View Post
Good thread bro

Is there anyway to add these evaporation ports
To aftermarket lights?

and I have a theory, I feel red tails DO fog up, but it's not as visible because of the color, I've seen that there darkish red and that can hide
Moisture pretty well, as for black tails they have clear lenses which make it easily
Visible, just like headlights, my right headlight gets fogged
Up, but my friend put a smoke vynil over it and I couldn't see the fog that much anymore, as If it were non existent, that's just why I feel ruby reds don't fog up, they do, just not as visible, I wouldn't really know though considering I don't have them, good thing is when I get them I will be getting ruby reds
I totally agree.
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Why can't I see any of your pics Raz?

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Pic links aren't valid anymore it looks like.
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Sorry guys, I deleted them by accident on Photobucket. I will fix them when I get home form work if I remember, sorry.
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