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      Please let me know how to remove the water moisture inside the Headlights, as recently when i gave a full body wash of my hyundai verna car the water got inside the headlights and its now becoming a problem for visibility.

      My mechanic suggested me to run the lights for atleast 2 hours as the heat will remove the moisture.. Pls suggest

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      Your mechanic is right. He meant run the car with the lights or keep it in sunlight. Only heat can remove those. I don't know if any other methods are available.
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      Yes... operate the lights for some time and the water will evaporate. If it recurs then check the rubber boot behind the head;amp assembly - may be loose and not sealing properly.

      You can also try putting a small bag of Silica inside the headlamp assembly. You will get that at any photographic goods shop. It will absorb the moisture.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Srinivas Sanjay View Post
      My mechanic suggested me to run the lights for atleast 2 hours as the heat will remove the moisture.. Pls suggest
      One of the ways to remove the moisture which is usually followed. Guess it comes molded and cannot be separated from the reflector right? If can be separated cleaning them is the best idea. Do not rub the reflector with cloth. Blow air and let it dry.
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      We have silica gel packs which has to be placed inside the headlight and will soak up all the moisture.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Srinivas Sanjay View Post
      My mechanic suggested me to run the lights for atleast 2 hours as the heat will remove the moisture.. Pls suggest
      This is the simplest way to remove the moisture. Also keep the car under bright sunshine.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Srinivas Sanjay View Post
      Please let me know how to remove the water moisture inside the Headlights
      How old is the car? There should be a tiny hole underneath to get the moisture out. Could this be blocked?

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      try getting silica gels packet from local shops (electrical shops or your nearby friends who just bought some new products),or you have to open the headlight and clean it up
      sun;light will evaporate the moisture for sure but if its a leak then once it rains it will come again

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      Wrong advice from the mechanic

      I tried doing the same thing as your mechanic said, the issue is the heat generated while the bulb is on is so high that it evaporates the moisture and it sticks to the reflector and the glass making the glass dull. The way my mechanic did was he removed the entire cluster, poured water and bit of soap solution ( MILD) and with a cotton tied to a stick type material he rubbed on the glass till he removed 70 % of the moisture and kept it open for drying.. Now my lights are fairly OK.

      Quote Originally Posted by Srinivas Sanjay View Post
      Hi Experts,

      Please let me know how to remove the water moisture inside the Headlights, as recently when i gave a full body wash of my hyundai verna car the water got inside the headlights and its now becoming a problem for visibility.

      My mechanic suggested me to run the lights for atleast 2 hours as the heat will remove the moisture.. Pls suggest

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