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Old 01-08-2013, 01:21 AM   #1
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Dust inside new depo headlights

Just installed some depo headlights. The first day they fogged up real bad. Now they are fine but it seems like a lot of dust go into them. I'm assuming improperly sealed headlights are considered defective?

Is there a way to clean the dust inside? Or should I just return and exhange them?
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:22 AM   #2
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:10 AM   #3
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There must have been a reason that you went with the Depo headlights. Think about why you did, and resolve not to do that again. They are not defective, they are a cheap brand of replacement parts. Remember that.
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:24 AM   #4
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If you are complaining about dust inside them, and you aren't capable of opening them up to clean them, you should probably spend more money and stick to OEM parts.
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:00 AM   #5
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It makes me sad that quality aftermarket headlights do not exist for our cars.
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:41 AM   #6
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OP, we need info on what type of car those lights are on. Then we can tell you if you can open them up.
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:52 AM   #7
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They are on a 325i 2005. I will just send them back for replacement and this time pop the headlights in my fridge and let them seal with the cold temperatures in my area lol.
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If they're for a sedan you can pop out the front cover off.
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Is it hard to do? Do I need to bake them or something? And do I need to do anything to reseal them properly? Any links for a DIY?
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lol, no baking required. Gently lift black plastic tabs all around headlamp, lens comes out. The headlamp isn't even sealed air tight so your fridge idea won't work very well.
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If they're for a sedan you can pop out the front cover off.
Actually it doesnt matter if it's sedan it just needs to a preface, where as facelifted's need to be baked, no?
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Actually it doesnt matter if it's sedan it just needs to a preface, where as facelifted's need to be baked, no?
It's only the facelift non-M coupes that need to be backed. Everything else pops off with plastic tabs.
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pop the lens off and blow it out...

Dust in headlights is normal... My OE headlights have two dead spiders in them and i can get them out since its a coupe facelift.

you may even be able to use air compressor through the light bulb hole.

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Old 01-09-2013, 11:45 AM   #14
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thanks for the reply guys. Also, do i need to do anything special to reseal them or anything?

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No just pop the clips back on when you are done
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