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Your best bet is to go to the salvage yard and get a used one.Make sure it doesn`t have water in it.Get the complete headlamp assembly.Good luck.

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This is a common problem. The headlight unit itself has failed, and will need to be replaced, as it may either be cracked, or the seal has been compromised. A temporary solution will be to drill a small hole 1/8 inch near the bottom of the headlight housing, this will allow the water to drain, but again, this is only temporary, and will allow moisture to enter the headlight, and burn out the halogen bulb, but will get you through until you can replace the housing.

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Drain it requires removal, water has to be getting somewhere, check the bulb gasket, or cracks anywhere

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    drain it requires removal, water has to be getting somewhere, check the bulb gasket, or cracks anywhere

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