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Posted: Sat Oct 18, 2008 9:58 pm 
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Hey guys,

Have had this develop over winter over here, has been particularly wet so that may have been the cause. Got a lot of condensation in the drivers headlight, pretty much Identical to what this guy had:

http://www.fordmods.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=32247&highlight=headlight%20condensation

Anyway, has anyone else had this issue and how should i fix it? The oven trick and reseal?

I am probably going to buy some headlights tomorrow as I might be getting a pair cheap. Will then probably sell them on if I get this light sussed.


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Posted: Sat Oct 18, 2008 10:56 pm 
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i too have this problem, im thinking it maybe be aftermarket. going to get it all fixed tho on my next service, along with the drivers side rear door not locking, drivers seat belt not retracting too.

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 10:46 am 
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Hadn't thought about aftermarket. I bought this car after it ad been used by Puma Clothing NZ as their lease car so chances are it had a mid prang or two.

Will probably just buy the genuine pair and replace. Then fix and sell off my old ones
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Posted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 12:45 pm 
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I get condensation on my aftermarket rear lights... annoys me and looks s**t. But i dont think there is alot you can do about it.
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Posted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 6:48 pm 
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i used a razor blade and a 'hot devil' mini soldering torch took about 3 hours but i got it done. that was on an xw though. hope it helps :)

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 7:56 pm 
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Any one know whats the deal with what temp to heat the oven to. have been told 150 degrees according to the guys with supra's that need to do it as well (common problem for them too apparently) but don't know if it differs between plastics?
Have been told that once they are done to reheat and fit them together then seal them with all clear or silicon.
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Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 2:15 am 
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its a common ford fault. both my BF XR6 and my auntys BA 2 G220 Fairlane suffered this. after many battles with fraud we got new lights.

i took a pic of the lane but only accidently ended up with a pic of the xr so ull have to know wat ur looking for to spot it

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Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 11:10 am 
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most people i know drill a small hole in the bottom of the light (where it can't be seen) lets the condensation escape when the sun hits it.

You will still get condensation but it will be gone 10 mins after the sun hits it

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 12:29 pm 
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My mates EF has this problem also but seeing as his are yellow hes jst going to get new lights altogether
My old orange repeaters had the same issue but not anymore there clear now :lol:
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Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 4:25 pm 
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my Focus does it and ford wont do anything about it! Im just going to live with it i think!
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Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 7:51 pm 
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Double check the rubber condom seal on the back of the lights is actually sealing properly. If sealed properly you won't get condensation.

(not as easy to use as the solid 'plug' like the EF/EL lights had, but it works fine).

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 5:04 pm 
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OK so been a while since I checked in here. Damn webmarshall at work!

I Ended up buying a pair for 150, but I also managed to dry out the headlight. Only problem now is it has a filthy film from the condensation.

So I guess I either replace or open it and clean it. Obviously it will need some more resealing for when the wet season comes back
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Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 6:01 pm 
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would this be of help? id assume BA lights are put together the same as au...

http://www.fordmods.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=72115&highlight=

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 6:26 pm 
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Mean loving the step by step, cheers mate.

Didnt think to search for anything other than ba headlights
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Posted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 6:58 pm 
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cheers... not sure how similar the haedlights are... but let us know how it goes...

 

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