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How do you get moisture out of headlights?

I just bought some eagle eye harley lights for my truck the other week and I have moisture in the already. The company I bought them from said I need to try and get the water out of them before they'll warranty them. They said to leave the headlights off the truck in sun for 48-72 hrs. I don't know about you but I need to my to drive everyday. Has anyone found a way to accelerate this process? I remember ready people but headlights in the oven on cardboard to melt the glue to pull the lenses. If I put the oven at like 100 degrees, do you think that would be safe enough to put them in there to accelerate the drying?


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Maybey try some rice. I knowthat rice will dry out a cell phone that has gotton wet. It might work. Throw some white rice in there. I am not crazy!!!

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You could put them in the oven, but if you leave them in too long you will need to make sure they are back together completely because the seal will soften. The oven route is usually how people take headlights and taillights apart.
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What I've always did was to drill a small 1/8" hole in the bottom of the housing where you can't see and that allows the moisture to escape easily and won't allow dirt and other crap to get into the housing. works great!

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How do you get moisture out of headlights?

With a hole in the bottom, I'd be worried about moisture getting and in and rode debris, such as dust and salt. You don't have that issue?


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With a hole in the bottom, I'd be worried about moisture getting and in and rode debris, such as dust and salt. You don't have that issue?


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How do you get moisture out of headlights?

Well I put them in the oven for a few mins, rtv'd them and drilled a hole so hopefully they'll be good To go now


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Take the bulbs out and take your wife's hair dryer out there and blow some warm air in there. Did this the other day to my buddies car who was having the same problem. Dried it right up and he has not had a problem since.

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How do you get moisture out of headlights?

We'll see if it comes back after what I just did. If it comes back then I will.


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