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Old 12-21-2004, 06:23 PM   #1
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My buddy had hid's put on his 04 rex and one of the headlight gets condensation in one of the headlights. Any way to stop that. When the lights are running it dry's off when shut off then in the morning one headlight is all foggy inside. Any suggestions? Will subaru fix under warrenty?
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Old 12-21-2004, 06:26 PM   #2
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He modified his headlights so as soon as the dealer sees that he's on his own. The HID bulb bases probably don't seal correctly in the housings, that's the only place water will get in unless the lights were also opened up to be modded at the same time and not resealed properly.
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Old 12-21-2004, 06:45 PM   #3
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There may be trapped moisture in the assy. Have him remove the assy. and put in the dryer for about 2 hours. Use the dryer shoe drying rack so the assy stays put. Just take all the bulbs out while it's in the dryer so it gets dry on the inside.
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Old 12-21-2004, 09:14 PM   #4
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Most aftermarket HID kits for the 2004-2005 require that a hole be drilled in the removable cover on the back of the light. This hole is used to pass the bulb wires through. A rubber grommet goes in the hole, but it usually doesn't seal properly. I ran into the same problem when I installed a Catz HID kit in my 'old' 2004 WRX. I fixed it by drying out the lights with a hairdryer and then installing the grommet using non-corrosive silicone sealer.

However, the real solution is to ditch that sub-par light setup and get the STi HID lights.
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Old 12-22-2004, 09:27 AM   #5
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i have the same problem with my fog lights i think ill just get new ones when i get a new bumper
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Old 12-22-2004, 09:28 AM   #6
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thanks i will try doing that with him
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