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Water in headlights 3 series

After flood rains in Nashville there is water inside of both headlights and side orange lights. How to remove without replacing whole assembly at unreasonable cost? It is a 2003 bmw 3 series.

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  • janthompson5 May 15, 2010

    how do I dry these lights out-condensation all on the inside. where exactly do I drill the hole-thru the plastic lens?

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One thing you can do is to drill a small hole into the very bottom where the water is its deepest. Don't make it too big. About 1/16" is good and it will allow it to drain out without riuning the bulbs. Silicone will not work due to the intense heat of the bulbs.

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    Kori Policy May 15, 2010

    The place you would drill would be behind the clear part of the lens and into the houding itself so it can't be seen. The headlamp assembly should be removed to do this.

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