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Old 12-27-2011, 10:02 PM
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05 headlights fogging over!

Has anyone had a problem with there headlights fogging over one of mine is always fogging up and was wondering if anybody had the same problem as me and if they got it fixed or not!!! I was going to send them back but there warranty has ended!!! Thanks!!!


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Old 12-27-2011, 11:14 PM
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are they def OEM
alot of guys have replaced them with ebay headlights which arent sealed correctly sometimes and thus the fogging issue
prob only thing you can do is replace it with another
once moisture is in there, even if you seal properly now u cant be sure u get all the other moisture out
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Old 12-27-2011, 11:24 PM
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oh hell sorry abt the dbl post
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Okay thanks man and they are ebay eagle eye headlights and i was wondering about trying to seal them again but u are probably right about still having moisture in there!! I'm probably better off finding some factory ones! Thank you and i like your truck looks good man!
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Old 12-28-2011, 05:46 AM
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take your sockets out and use a blow dryer. Hold it their until you see the condensation disappear. It worked for me on another car I owned in the past. Once its dry, re-seal them good!
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Okay I'm gonna give it a try and see if i can seal it off cause if it still doesnt work im not outr of much more than my time if im gonna buy a new one anyways unless i fix it!! But what would be something good to re-seal it with and should i take it a part and put new sealant where the old is?!?
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I bought a set of eagle eyes for mine and the driver side started fogging after about 3 months or so. I wanted to paint match mine so I took them apart and painted them and then sealed them with the black Permatex gasket maker or RTV sealant...can't remember which one. The baking and lens removal was pretty quick and easy, but removing the old goop was painstaking! Anyway, since then mine have been good so far. Also make sure the bulb sockets are nice and tight so water doesn't get in. I tried a blowdryer with mine and couldnt get it to dry out.
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I bought a set of eagle eyes for mine and the driver side started fogging after about 3 months or so. I wanted to paint match mine so I took them apart and painted them and then sealed them with the black Permatex gasket maker or RTV sealant...can't remember which one. The baking and lens removal was pretty quick and easy, but removing the old goop was painstaking! Anyway, since then mine have been good so far. Also make sure the bulb sockets are nice and tight so water doesn't get in. I tried a blowdryer with mine and couldnt get it to dry out.
Okay thanks for the info I may have to try it and what color did u paint yours I was thinking of doing the same! Thank you!


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Any sort of flowable silicone will work just fine, u can find it at home depot, lowes, auto parts store. Flowable silicone will get into all the cracks and anywhere the factor missed on the eagle eyes. Just have a rag and water close by for any over spills. Also, if you have Goo-Gone, I'd keep it by your side. Good Luck!
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Okay thanks for the info I may have to try it and what color did u paint yours I was thinking of doing the same! Thank you!


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I painted them the green factory color...here's a pic
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