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I put my JSPECS in about 2 weeks ago and everytime i wash my car or it rains i get moisture in my passenger headlight. One of the boots was ripped a little so i RTVed the hell out of it. I washed my car again today and paid close attention to the headlight making sure there was no moisture. I got done drying my car and still no moisture i went inside for about an hour and came back and looked at it and sure enough there was moisture in it. Does anyone know how to find out where moisture is getting in at.

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get a small drill bit and drill a hole on the bottom of the headlamp or two small holes underneith so no one can see them. or one on top in the front and one on the bottom front. unless you want to take the time to 'properly' disassemble it and put on some silicone
 

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Yep, Im afraid your going to have to pull the lens' off if your 100% sure its not the boots. Get some butyl rubber and re-seal them.

Ill tell you this, I have no rubber caps on mine, and I can wash my car without moisture issues unless I spray the engine bay down.
 

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I had the same problem on my drivers side, pretty sure it's the boots because I made 100% sure I sealed the lens after I put them back together. Any cure for the boots?
 

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I had the same problem on my drivers side, pretty sure it's the boots because I made 100% sure I sealed the lens after I put them back together. Any cure for the boots?
mine were coming off before i painted my housings black so after i put the lights back together i RTV'd them on and they're fine now. it rained a few days after i painted the housings and no condensation at all.
 

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Any other ideas on how to fix this(i dont want to drill a hole in the lense), since the beginning of winter i have a ton of moisture built up in my headlights when it warms up a little im going to rtv the boots some more unless someone has some boots i can buy for a good price. Im sick of seeing the moisture in it. PLEASE HELP

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as stated above you need to pull off the lens clean it really well including where it mounts together. then reseal it and you should be good to go. just be very careful and do it slowly. expensive lights as you know
 

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Alright i guess i will have to pull the lens off, any instructions on how to do it, i know i have read in the past to put them in the oven for a while but i cant remember the specifics. Just to make sure this wont melt them at all will it? And it wont leave a plastic smell in my house will it?
 

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Pull the 4 metal clips off and remove the bulbs. Stick them in the oven @ 300-350 for about 20 minutes keep an eye on them. When they are hot to the touch get a pair of leather gloves and take them out of the oven. Start prying them apart with a flathead but be careful as some of the thin edges can crack. I normally start at the "inside" of the headlight and work my way towards the blinker area last since the blinker area is the most fragile part.

It wont melt the lights as long as you keep an eye on them, and the plastic smell is very faint and will go away after an hour or so.

Use butyl rubber when re-sealing them. I apply the butyl rubber to housing, then heat the lights and lens' before I press the lens back onto the housing. Clean excess butyl rubber off with goo gone. Be careful with the b-rubber it is very messy and WILL NOT come out of clothes.
 

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Do you think if i put the butyl rubber around the seam of the lens and housing it would work. I think i will try that and see it it works, but if not. Do i just put the headlight on a baking sheet and stick it in the oven or what? all the specifics would be good thanks. :)

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Do you think if i put the butyl rubber around the seam of the lens and housing it would work. I think i will try that and see it it works, but if not. Do i just put the headlight on a baking sheet and stick it in the oven or what? all the specifics would be good thanks. :)

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yes, put it on a sheet. then follow stealths post above.if you want you can take pics and document what you do for future site members that have to do this, but till that is done i don't think there will be a detailed guide.
 

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Putting butyl rubber around the edge is just going to make a mess. If your going to experiment with something like that I would use clear silicone that is much easier to cut off with a razor blade if it doesnt work. Butyl rubber will get hard until you melt it and its either grey or black (I had black) so once its on the plastic you aint gettin the color off.

I put it on a cookie sheet, if its a nice cookie sheet then cover it in tinfoil so you dont get goo on it and your mother wont be mad at you :)







 

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When you put them together, first heat them up and clean out all the old sealant as much as possible with a flathead screwdriver. Then I would put the butyl rubber on before the chrome bezel so you dont get goop on the chrome and have to clean it.

After the butyl is applied then put the chrome on the housing, stick the lens and the housing in the oven for a few minutes to heat them up, take out of the oven and press the lens onto the housing. Then wait for oozed out rubber to cool and harden before you try to clean up, otherwise it just smears and makes a mess when its hot.
 

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Oh and correction I had my oven at 220 but I stuck them in for about 25-30 minutes to get them warm enough to take apart.
 

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Alright sweet thanks for the information i think i will try the silicone around the seam and see it it works, if it doesnt then i will bake them :p.

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