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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-07-2012, 09:48 AM Thread Starter
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Moisture in headlight

I noticed this morning that my headlight assembly seems to have some moisture in it. Have you guys run into this at all? How bad is it/how tough a fix?



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Someone posted about changing his lights to projectors, and detailed how you take the housings apart, and re-attaching them.

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Someone posted about changing his lights to projectors, and detailed how you take the housings apart, and re-attaching them.
Pardon my opinion, but honestly that seems way overkill... If it's just a little moisture, maybe you could try to stuff a rag through the lamp hole (with the help of some long soft object?) and work it around to clean the moisture?...

Most important... Try to find how/why the moisture got in there in the 1st place... A bad lamp/housing joint?... The rubber piece that goes in the back of the lamp, not properly fitted?...

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Pardon my opinion, but honestly that seems way overkill... If it's just a little moisture, maybe you could try to stuff a rag through the lamp hole (with the help of some long soft object?) and work it around to clean the moisture?...

Most important... Try to find how/why the moisture got in there in the 1st place... A bad lamp/housing joint?... The rubber piece that goes in the back of the lamp, not properly fitted?...

My 2 cents

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"The rubber piece that goes in the back of the lamp, not properly fitted?..." Thatīs what it is probably all about. Washing/spraying water "from behind" could be the cause. Just drive around the block and watch the moisture evaporate... IMHO
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The moisture normally does go off after the headlight's warmed up. Seen this for a car though.
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Mine has this misting occasionally but it goes away. I don't see it anymore or maybe I've not paid attention to it.

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I always thought this was normal. The whole assembly isn't sealed/air tight. There's a vent somewhere.

If you try cleaning the moisture out, be sure not to rub the shiny reflective backing too much.

But again, not a big deal.
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Thanks for the info. I was trying to figure out if there was indeed a vent somewhere. Seems to have dissipated a day later.
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Someone posted about changing his lights to projectors, and detailed how you take the housings apart, and re-attaching them.
That will be me , but for a little moisture just run the headlight a few blocks and it will disappear and you dont have to break the seal . just check the rubber housing at the back and you are good.

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My headlight assembly has a crack in it right behind the gray bar that goes across....trying to get Kawasaki to replace it. Had to my dealer when it was on warranty but he would not look at....so when i put the bike up this year for winter I took it apart to see what was going and found the crack.
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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-20-2012, 01:29 PM
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Condensation happens, comes but goes. Happened on my Zed and the V. Recently replaced the original headlamp units on my BMW E39 5 Series with pukka HELLA 'angel eye' units. Occassionally happens to them to a small degree, but soon goes. Still the best mod I've done to the car so far. Apologies for posting pics of my car, I just love those lights..!
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