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    Water in headlights....

    I have an 06 WRX, and recently after it rained/I drove in the rain one of my headlights started getting mist in it. I did put HID's in about a year to a year and a half ago. I am fairly certain the water is not coming in through the back of the headlight. Is there any way to figure out where the water is coming in at short of submerging my whole car and looking for bubbles ?

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    Rather than trying to find the leak, I'd just reseal the whole thing (better safe than sorry!).

    I'd try re-baking them and this time use sealant.
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    I've never baked them before, I was hoping I wouldn't have to take the whole housing out and reseal it but if thats what im gonna have to do I'll do it...just gonna be a while til I actually can.

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    warranty?
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    What's the recipe?

    Im getting water on mine too, I bought them baked and I want to add sealant to them but I don't know how to bake them.. so what's the recipe!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Subbyrex05 View Post
    Im getting water on mine too, I bought them baked and I want to add sealant to them but I don't know how to bake them.. so what's the recipe!?
    Here's a nice guide on Nasioc that should help you out:
    How to clear MY04 headlights - photo instructions - Car Care & Detailing - NASIOC

    The guide is specifically for a blobeye, but it's the same basic principal for the Bugeye (this is the guide I used for clearing my '02 headlights). You can just skip the part about taking out the amber plastic and go right to resealing it.



    Cliff Notes Recipe (One light at a time):
    Preheat oven to 200 degrees
    Remove headlights
    Bake for 15-20 minutes on a baking sheet
    Separate the headlight housing and clear out the inside with proper cleansers
    Put the light back together (sealant optional for extra security)
    Bake for another 15-20 minutes
    Let cool and put back carefully.
    Ta-da!
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    Thank you for the info buddy!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Subbyrex05 View Post
    Thank you for the info buddy!!!
    I'm not your buddy, friend!



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    Sorry!!! Ay Dios Mio....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Subbyrex05 View Post
    Sorry!!! Ay Dios Mio....
    LOL you must not watch South Park.
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    He's not your friend guy!!...I too have some buildup on one of my stock blobeye headlights. I think I'll just take it to the dealership and let them take care of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by McGizzle View Post
    He's not your friend guy!!...I too have some buildup on one of my stock blobeye headlights. I think I'll just take it to the dealership and let them take care of it.
    Yay, you saw that South Park episode. lol


    If you have a warranty, then great! But if not, why pay someone $$$ to fix it, when you can do it yourself for free (or minimal costs if you buy sealant)? Shoot, while you're at it, you might as well clear your amber turn signals out and give your scoob some sexy new eyes!
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