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BMW3 tamayo 02-14-2009 06:55 AM

Depo P46's just installed question
 
I just installed the Depo's P46s and there is some moisture in the headlights. How do I get the moisture out? Also, How do adjust the lights so I'm not blinding on coming traffic?

mistrzmiasta 02-14-2009 07:31 AM

remove the front lens...its held in by tabs that you have to lift up and pull it off...i believe there is 8 tabs to lift and then it pops out to remove moisture....to level them there should be a plastic screw you can turn with a phillips screwdriver....park your car about 20 feet away facing a wall and turn the screw until its about level

dfjaws 02-14-2009 07:54 AM

One trick to make sure the lights are level is to pull forward (towards the wall) slowly and see if the light moves. If the beam moves down the wall, they are angled up, if it moves up, they are angled low. Keep trying that until the 'cut' doesn't move up or down the wall, or at least until its close

NorthJersey 3er 02-14-2009 08:32 AM

+2 to what these guys said. when you have the lens unclipped, theres a rubber seal that runs around the headlight unit itself, get a heat gun or hair dryer and heat it up the seal a bit to soften it then put the lens back on and you'll be good to go

DiscoStu 02-14-2009 11:01 AM

Also when you have the lenses off, make sure none of the lense guides have been bent across the rubber seal. Happened to me, see bottom right corner of pic. I bent it back and it fixed my fogging issues.

http://photos.e46fanatics.com/data/500/11266pic3.jpg

BMW3 tamayo 02-14-2009 11:52 AM

Thanks guys, I'm alittle scared to remove the lenses since they are brand new head lights.

mistrzmiasta 02-14-2009 12:57 PM

dont be scared i mean its very very easy to do...take your time with the clips and you should be fine brother

BMW3 tamayo 02-17-2009 10:24 PM

Alright, just did everything you guys suggested and there is still moisture. Are the bulbs not in tight enough? Help.

XPLCTBMW 02-17-2009 10:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BMW3 tamayo (Post 9425707)
Alright, just did everything you guys suggested and there is still moisture. Are the bulbs not in tight enough? Help.


how the hell are you getting more moisture in there so quickly if u just tried the above methods?

BMW3 tamayo 02-17-2009 11:02 PM

don't know, but it is pissing me off. It is not as much moisture as before, mostly near the bottom of the lens.

325inut 02-17-2009 11:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BMW3 tamayo (Post 9425951)
don't know, but it is pissing me off. It is not as much moisture as before, mostly near the bottom of the lens.

I have the same prob. It's weird.

sandman512 02-17-2009 11:13 PM

Here's a pic. on how to adjust the lights if you still need to.

fndrh1st 02-18-2009 01:39 AM

i get moister in my left p46 from time to time. Its usually because the weather stripping is not seated right on the plastic. Heat it up or glue it. However you want to have it stick on.

brysterman 02-18-2009 02:14 AM

Not to be a smartass, but did you make sure the moisture was out of the headlight assembly before putting it back together? I made that mistake on some taillights from an old car--I felt like a moron...

BMW3 tamayo 02-20-2009 01:12 PM

yes, first thing I did was remove the moisture. I was told 2 things I can do is:
Drill a tiny hole at the bottom of the light or make the existing vent holes bigger.

sandman512 02-20-2009 01:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BMW3 tamayo (Post 9443129)
yes, first thing I did was remove the moisture. I was told 2 things I can do is:
Drill a tiny hole at the bottom of the light or make the existing vent holes bigger.

\Wouldn't that let moisture in?:confused:

Edison@JleviSW 02-20-2009 01:33 PM

I don't recommend drilling into the headlights, the problem is that there is an open seal on your headlight somewhere. Make sure the rubber boots on the back of the headlight are 100% secure.

BMW3 tamayo 02-20-2009 07:18 PM

I figured that drilling was a bad idea, I'll check all the seals again.


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