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Old 09-11-2008, 09:57 PM
 
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i have an 05 sts with some condensation forming in the drivers side headlamp and wondering 1 how to get the condensation out and keep it from returning and 2 if i need a headlamp whats list price on a new one thanks
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Old 09-12-2008, 09:16 AM
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i have an 05 sts with some condensation forming in the drivers side headlamp and wondering 1 how to get the condensation out and keep it from returning and 2 if i need a headlamp whats list price on a new one thanks
typically, headlights have a vent and a drain.
if one clogs up, you get condensation.

Also, typically the lens is bonded to the back shell and if the seam is compromsied, water comes in.
Of course, if it is cracked .. moisture.

Cure is to remove the headlight, inspect, correct.

now, if they got a built up of haze inside, easy fix. a couple shots of WHITE VODKA, tripple distilled, will remove any oils or haze from the inside surfaces, does not leave deposits OR residue.
do not rinse with water, deposits will likely remain.

cost to replace ... OUCH !
going rates for ANY headling assy, $300 to $800; used / new.

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Old 09-13-2008, 10:12 PM
 
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thanks for the info im gonna do a shot of the vodka out of it, lol
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thanks for the info im gonna do a shot of the vodka out of it, lol
You wont need much, so make sure you get some nice stuff for the Martinis and Screw Drivers that shall follow.
Triple distilled or better, clear.






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Old 09-15-2008, 03:05 PM
 
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Default RE: condensation in headlamp

ok tried working on it but it seems to be out of my range. sounds simple enough but im too big to get my hands down in it and i also feel weird about pulling parts off a 50k $ car. so are theyre any quailified techs willing to fix this for me on the side or better yet willing to trade? im a professional tattoo artist with 9 years expierence in a well established shop in baltimore maryland. i can tattoo in any style. please helpi draw pictures on people not turn wrenches. thanks mike
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Old 09-17-2008, 07:56 PM
 
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ok well can someone tell me how to take the headlamp out? looks like i have to remove the bumper cover to get to the bottom of the light. or is there an easier way? please help
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