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Water in Headlights
« on: July 26, 2017, 06:27:38 PM »
So we drove the Jeep from Hartford to Harrisburg, PA and a lot of points there!  :)  We put a total of about 1k miles on the Jeep, and it handled it like a DREAM!!

Coming home Monday was AWFUL.  It started pouring about 10 minutes into our ride home and didn't stop until we got home.  Today we noticed water in BOTH headlights! 

If we replace the headlights, will that take care of it?  Also, what should we use for headlights or is stock ok?

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Re: Water in Headlights
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2017, 07:14:51 PM »
I'm running JW-Js. They are far from cheap but by god do they work good! Easy plug and play. Amazing light distribution. Haven't had one flicker. I have stock ones if you need to replace anything.

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Re: Water in Headlights
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2017, 04:39:51 AM »
I'm running JW-Js. They are far from cheap but by god do they work good! Easy plug and play. Amazing light distribution. Haven't had one flicker. I have stock ones if you need to replace anything.

Link for lights-
https://www.offroadelements.com/jw-speaker-j-series-package-deal-wrangler-jk-2007/

Those are amazing looking!!  But way out of my budget................ :(

For now, the stock ones would be fine!  How much do they go for?

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Re: Water in Headlights
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2017, 04:51:52 AM »
PM returned. Definitely be sure to check the seals before spending any money on stock stuff.
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Re: Water in Headlights
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2017, 07:25:17 AM »
I'm running JW-Js. They are far from cheap but by god do they work good! Easy plug and play. Amazing light distribution. Haven't had one flicker. I have stock ones if you need to replace anything.

Link for lights-
https://www.offroadelements.com/jw-speaker-j-series-package-deal-wrangler-jk-2007/

Those are amazing looking!!  But way out of my budget................ :(


holly crap, a $1,000?  :eek:
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Re: Water in Headlights
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2017, 07:25:58 AM »
stolen from jeepforum:

from the 2012 factory service manual:

 STANDARD PROCEDURE - HEADLAMP UNIT MOISTURE CLEARING
 Some customers may report that on occasion, vehicle exterior lamp assemblies are fogged with a light layer of condensation on the inside of the lenses. This may be reported after the lamps have been turned on and brought up to operating temperature, turned off, and then rapidly cooled by cold water (such as rain, or the water from a car wash). Lens fogging can also occur under certain atmospheric conditions after a vehicle has been parked outside overnight (i.e., a warm humid day followed by clear cool night). This will usually clear as atmospheric conditions change to allow the condensation to change back into a vapor. Turning the lamps on will usually accelerate this process.

 A lamp that exhibits condensation/fogging should be evaluated in a service bay environment by first drying all water from the outside surface of the lens and operating the lamp for 20 minutes. If the condensation/fogging has begun to clear from the lamp lens after 20 minutes with the lamps operating, this indicates the lamp sealing has not been breached, and the lamp does not need to be replaced.

 If the condensation/fogging has not begun to clear after 20 minutes with the lamps operating, or the lamp has large amounts of water droplets visible on most internal surfaces, this indicates a problem with the lamp sealing that has allowed water to enter the lamp. In this instance, the customer is also likely to report that moisture in the lamp is always present and never disappears. A lamp that exhibits internal moisture permanently should be replaced.
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Re: Water in Headlights
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2017, 08:49:34 AM »
Oh boy

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Re: Water in Headlights
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2017, 09:13:42 AM »

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Re: Water in Headlights
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2017, 09:15:27 AM »
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I had this issue in my truck last year.   
Pulled the light housing.  Pumped air into it to clear it up.  Ran caulk around the lens and the housing.   Put dielectric grease on the connections and seals around the light bulbs.
Haven't had an issued since.

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Re: Water in Headlights
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2017, 09:29:06 AM »
I like that syringe idea to really get the sealant in there.
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Re: Water in Headlights
« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2017, 11:17:31 AM »
I'd add a little water and put some Goldfish in there! :mrgreen:
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Re: Water in Headlights
« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2017, 11:23:08 AM »
I like that syringe idea to really get the sealant in there.

 Same here, where can I get some of those?  I have a headlight on my bike that gets like that.
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Re: Water in Headlights
« Reply #13 on: July 27, 2017, 01:17:24 PM »
Not bad for a 10 pack, since I would imagine they are single use with caulk.
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Re: Water in Headlights
« Reply #14 on: July 27, 2017, 01:22:22 PM »
Just drill a small hole
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Re: Water in Headlights
« Reply #17 on: July 27, 2017, 02:45:02 PM »
I'd add a little water and put some Goldfish in there! :mrgreen:

I'm liking this idea............. :wink:

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« Reply #18 on: July 27, 2017, 05:55:20 PM »
I'd add a little water and put some Goldfish in there! :mrgreen:

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Re: Water in Headlights
« Reply #19 on: July 27, 2017, 06:07:19 PM »

holly crap, a $1,000?  :eek:

Yeah no kidding! But I was tired of dealing with knock off stuff on previous projects. When they smacked the fog light with a 5 pound hammer in this video it sealed the deal for me.

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Re: Water in Headlights
« Reply #20 on: July 28, 2017, 08:46:25 AM »
Just drill a small hole

That was the trick for the CJ front running lights/blinkers.  That and installing them upside down so the connector was at the top, not the bottom.
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