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Condensation in headlight

Can anyone tell me how I can get rid of the condensation in my headlights?
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Whilst your thinking about the fix a temporary aid is to have the headlights on whenever you drive.

The heat generated helps reduce the problem.

Long term fix is the seal though.
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Can anyone tell me how I can get rid of the condensation in my headlights?
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You can reseal your headlights with v good silicon sealent !
And while there off carefully clean the inside of lens you will be surprised how dirty they get but once you see the diff you will take the other side to clean .
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Thanks for that - I will try and have a go and see how I get on. They were both very misty when I got her but now one is completely clear and the other still murky!
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Thank you - very useful!
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Thanks for that - I will try and have a go and see how I get on. They were both very misty when I got her but now one is completely clear and the other still murky!
Easy job to do just dont drop your headlight doing it .
Good quality sealent takes 24 hours to seal etc
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I had same problems with my mazda. I recommend you to remove the lid and turn on the lights, standing on the spot. After 40-60 minutes they dried out and after installing the plugs, headlights no more fogged up. If this advice can not help you I recommend check here https://www.uzooka.com/mazda-headlights/ and buy new headlights.
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I had same problems with my mazda. I recommend you to remove the lid and turn on the lights, standing on the spot. After 40-60 minutes they dried out and after installing the plugs, headlights no more fogged up. If this advice can not help you I recommend check here https://bwww.uzooka.com/mazda-headlights/ and buy new headlights.
No nead to replace headlights the sealent / rubber dries out / hardens etc over the circa 17 years of its life and re - sealing
With quality sealent and let cure for 24 hours does the job for a few more years .
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No nead to replace headlights the sealent / rubber dries out / hardens etc over the circa 17 years of its life and re - sealing
With quality sealent and let cure for 24 hours does the job for a few more years .

Totally agree with that.
Not only did we have this problem with our own 230, but I have read many threads on the issue.


The only two reasons that I can see to go for new headlights:
Damage, especially cracks in the lens.
Damage/Corrosion of the reflective surface inside the headlight.


Any rubber parts will dry out with time.
Sometimes lubrication of ignored seals can spring new life.
Failing that, new seals puts back the original flexibility needed for a good fit.
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Totally agree with that.
Not only did we have this problem with our own 230, but I have read many threads on the issue.


The only two reasons that I can see to go for new headlights:
Damage, especially cracks in the lens.
Damage/Corrosion of the reflective surface inside the headlight.


Any rubber parts will dry out with time.
Sometimes lubrication of ignored seals can spring new life.
Failing that, new seals puts back the original flexibility needed for a good fit.

Its such an easy job to do and while there out upgrade the H7 headlight bulbs to Osram ones clean inside headlight plastic
And they will look like new headlights to for very little money .
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thank you guys. i think it is better to go to service center, when we have problems with our cars
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thank you guys. i think it is better to go to service center, when we have problems with our cars
If your not handy with tools then yes go to a specialist
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