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Old 07-14-2014, 04:49 PM   #1
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AL headlight moisture.

Hey all,

About six months ago I upgraded to xenon's, yesterday I was washing my engine bay.. Finished up & let it try, a few hours later I noticed my drivers light is filled with condensation. Took it apart wipes it dry etc, put it back on.

Fast forward to this morning, got it to drive to work noticed it was once again filled with moisture & now my bulb is burnt out... I replaced the seals on both headlights when installed, it just seems odd that it went through having 4+ inchs of snow on it, driven in rain, sleet etc. but washing my engine bay made it leak?

Is there any solution to this leaking? The passanger side is completely fine.
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Old 07-14-2014, 07:05 PM   #2
Zero. Leaks.
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Double check the back part of the headlight to make sure the grommets are in properly, same thing with the bulb carriers. Take off your headlight lens and make sure you didn't pinch in the black guides on the lower sides with the lens.
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Old 07-14-2014, 08:18 PM   #3
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Thanks, found out the issue was the plug going from the inginitor to the light... On to the next headache .. I have a dinan intake & the wires are not long enough to make it fit properly.
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