2002 Camry LE V6 - Moisture in the front headlight - how to remove it?

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Old 28 Aug 2005, 01:47 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Default 2002 Camry LE V6 - Moisture in the front headlight - how to remove it?

I have a 2002 Camry LE V6 and noticed that the front headlight has some
moisture in it. I recently had the front bumper painted and it happened
after it. Do they need to remove lights to remove the bumper? I don't
think there is any relation. Bottom line is what do I need to to to get rid
of the moisture?

Thanks


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Old 28 Aug 2005, 02:23 pm   #2 (permalink)
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On Sun, 28 Aug 2005 13:47:34 -0400, Car Guy wrote:

> I have a 2002 Camry LE V6 and noticed that the front headlight has some
> moisture in it. I recently had the front bumper painted and it happened
> after it. Do they need to remove lights to remove the bumper? I don't
> think there is any relation. Bottom line is what do I need to to to get rid
> of the moisture?
>
> Thanks


Chances are, somehow the light either got removed or bumped, and now has a
crack somewhere, probably along a seam.

Some states do not allow this condition to pass inspection; you'll either
have to bring it back or find the leak and patch it yourself. Use RTV,
like GE Silicone to patch the crack. Or ask them to replace it; they
probably won't, or they'll use Certi-Fit or Veng and not OEM.

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Old 28 Aug 2005, 04:58 pm   #3 (permalink)
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"Car Guy" <ac222@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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>I have a 2002 Camry LE V6 and noticed that the front headlight has some
> moisture in it. What do I need to to to get rid
> of the moisture?



Take the bulb out, and get a hair drier.

Stewart DIBBS


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Old 29 Aug 2005, 03:44 pm   #4 (permalink)
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Stewart DIBBS Wrote:
> "Car Guy" <ac222@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> >I have a 2002 Camry LE V6 and noticed that the front headlight has

> some
> > moisture in it. What do I need to to to get rid
> > of the moisture?

>
>
> Take the bulb out, and get a hair drier.
>
> Stewart DIBBS

That won't help. If there's a crack or a break in the seam of the two
halves of the headlight, the moisture will just come back the next time
he washes his car or when it rains.

Take your headlight off, and bake it in the oven for 10 minutes.
(Pre-heat to 350 degrees, then turn it off... and place it in the oven
for 10 minutes with the oven off). When you take it out, take apart the
two halves and put them back together. Use some sort of clamp to press
them together tightly, and the glue will harden in about 30 minutes.
Then replace your headlight.


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Old 30 Aug 2005, 01:45 am   #5 (permalink)
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I know, it sounds stupid, but I did just what Stewart did with my
Nissan. And I live in the Oregon Rainforest. Once I got it dried out,
it stayed dry. I was doing it as a stopgap measure, but maybe the heat
caused some sort of expansion or something.

Anyway, it's been a year and I've no problem since. Might be worth a
shot to try the hairdryer.

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Old 02 Sep 2005, 11:02 am   #6 (permalink)
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On Sun, 28 Aug 2005 13:47:34 -0400, "Car Guy" <ac222@hotmail.com>
wrote:

>I have a 2002 Camry LE V6 and noticed that the front headlight has some
>moisture in it. I recently had the front bumper painted and it happened
>after it. Do they need to remove lights to remove the bumper? I don't
>think there is any relation. Bottom line is what do I need to to to get rid
>of the moisture?
>
>Thanks
>



I had a headlight that did this, and I did this:

Instead of constantly trying to get the water out, I just drilled a
tiny whole (1/16-1/8th) in the lowest part of the housing.

Now the water didn't automaticly drain out, since I only drilled one
hole, but as I used my lights, the air inside would heat up and push
the water out.

Figured this works and doesn't create more ways for water to get in.

hth,

tom @ www.donate-car-2-charity.com



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Old 14 Nov 2005, 09:45 pm   #7 (permalink)
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I did the same thing, couldnt get the water to evaporate down, drilled a
hole in the top . the water evaporated out all the time, but water got in
all the time too. Then i glued a half moon cover or cap over the top hole
with the opening facing the rear of the car. so the air from the car moving
vented the light all the time. no water in. air and moisture out. lights
been working for 4 years now.
"The Real Tom" <Tom @ www.Love-Calculators.com> wrote in message
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> On Sun, 28 Aug 2005 13:47:34 -0400, "Car Guy" <ac222@hotmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>>I have a 2002 Camry LE V6 and noticed that the front headlight has some
>>moisture in it. I recently had the front bumper painted and it happened
>>after it. Do they need to remove lights to remove the bumper? I don't
>>think there is any relation. Bottom line is what do I need to to to get
>>rid
>>of the moisture?
>>
>>Thanks
>>

>
>
> I had a headlight that did this, and I did this:
>
> Instead of constantly trying to get the water out, I just drilled a
> tiny whole (1/16-1/8th) in the lowest part of the housing.
>
> Now the water didn't automaticly drain out, since I only drilled one
> hole, but as I used my lights, the air inside would heat up and push
> the water out.
>
> Figured this works and doesn't create more ways for water to get in.
>
> hth,
>
> tom @ www.donate-car-2-charity.com
>
>
>



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Old 14 Nov 2005, 09:59 pm   #8 (permalink)
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"none2u" <none@notimportant.orreal.off> wrote in
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> I did the same thing, couldnt get the water to evaporate down, drilled
> a hole in the top . the water evaporated out all the time, but water
> got in all the time too. Then i glued a half moon cover or cap over
> the top hole with the opening facing the rear of the car. so the air
> from the car moving vented the light all the time. no water in. air
> and moisture out. lights been working for 4 years now.



Drill the hole in the BOTTOM, close to the lens.

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Old 15 Nov 2005, 05:55 am   #9 (permalink)
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If you can remove the light pour in rubbing or denatured alcohol, and
swirl around, it cleans the reflector and lens,you will be suprised how
much better your light output is, I know this is not a moisture cure,
for moisture maybe a new light bulb, as the old rubber gasket is likely
the cause.

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Old 15 Nov 2005, 08:37 am   #10 (permalink)
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On Mon, 14 Nov 2005 21:45:13 -0500, "none2u"
<none@notimportant.orreal.off> wrote:

>I did the same thing, couldnt get the water to evaporate down, drilled a
>hole in the top . the water evaporated out all the time, but water got in


This is why I drilled at the bottom(actually lower corner). This
didn't allow rain to enter, but you are thinking, if there was no hole
at the 'top' how can water run out? Well each time I turned on the
lights, the air would expand forcing out water. This way it's
'empties' itself fast(no evaporation needed), and I don't get rain
water in it.

It worked years for me.

later,

tom @ www.Consolidated-Loans.info



>all the time too. Then i glued a half moon cover or cap over the top hole
>with the opening facing the rear of the car. so the air from the car moving
>vented the light all the time. no water in. air and moisture out. lights
>been working for 4 years now.
>"The Real Tom" <Tom @ www.Love-Calculators.com> wrote in message
>news:m6qgh19a83c2p35tbdqcj8f36p24q8u734@4ax.com.. .
>> On Sun, 28 Aug 2005 13:47:34 -0400, "Car Guy" <ac222@hotmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>>I have a 2002 Camry LE V6 and noticed that the front headlight has some
>>>moisture in it. I recently had the front bumper painted and it happened
>>>after it. Do they need to remove lights to remove the bumper? I don't
>>>think there is any relation. Bottom line is what do I need to to to get
>>>rid
>>>of the moisture?
>>>
>>>Thanks
>>>

>>
>>
>> I had a headlight that did this, and I did this:
>>
>> Instead of constantly trying to get the water out, I just drilled a
>> tiny whole (1/16-1/8th) in the lowest part of the housing.
>>
>> Now the water didn't automaticly drain out, since I only drilled one
>> hole, but as I used my lights, the air inside would heat up and push
>> the water out.
>>
>> Figured this works and doesn't create more ways for water to get in.
>>
>> hth,
>>
>> tom @ www.donate-car-2-charity.com
>>
>>
>>

>


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