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Why is water getting into the plastic casing inside the headlight

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THE IS A CRACK IN THE SEAM OR HOLE IN THE LENS THE ONLY GOOD FIX IS TO REPLACE IT

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Why does 2003 Acura TL low beam right headlight keeps burning out?


Your ignitor and control unit for that headlight is going bad. Replace those with a new bulb and you will be good to go. Its number 4 in the picture.b41df67d-b738-4d7f-9e4d-7f0a23de09ae.png

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HOW THE REPAIR A 87-92 FIREBIRD HEADLIGHT MOTOR


If your headlight motor is spinning but the headlight is not going up on your 87-92 firebird, the plastic bushings inside the motor over the years have been ground to dust. But save the $175 for a new motor and for less than $10 repair your motor.
The repair is not difficult. You need to go on Ebay and you will find several offerings for new small plastic bushings for sale, in sets of 3 or 6. You need 3 for each headlight. They usually cost about $3-6.00 plus shipping. Buy a set. Buy extra for a future repair if you want.
You need to first raise the bad headlight by spinning the knob on top of the motor. Then you remove the plastic case around the headlight. Remove the two screws on each side, and ease the plastic off and set aside. There are 4 bolts holding the headlight assembly to the car, remove those bolts, and unhook the headlight plug, unplug the headlight motor plug, and pull out the entire headlight assembly with the motor attached.
There are 3 long bolts holding the motor to the headlight bracket, remove those bolts, and also the bolt holding the motor to the arm on the back. The headlight motor is now free and separate. There are 3 or 4 small bolts holding the large black round outside case on one side of the motor. carefully remove those bolts, they are fragile, and then carefully open the motor. You have to wiggle it, but it will come off. there is a gasket, try not to damage it.
Inside the motor there is one large round white plastic gear, and probably a lot of whitish plastic powder. This is the remains of the 3 round plastic pieces that fell apart over time, the reason your headlight motor spins but the headlight does not go up. Carefully pull off and out the large round white gear, and then clean out all the plastic shavings from inside the motor case. When everything is clean, you need to reinsert the large gear with the 3 new bushings in the 3 locations in the gear, carefully replace the black cover and the bolts, and then in reverse order reassemble everything back on the car.
After you have done this repair once, it is very easy the 2nd time. I have probably repaired 30-40 motors over the past 10 years this way, and the repair is good for many years. I have repaired and keep as spares 4-8 extra motors that I acquired "Broken" for free or a few dollars, and fixed this way. Whenever I buy another firebird with bad headlight motors I just pull the bad motors and replace them with the spares, and then repair the bad ones when I have time.

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How do you remove headlight to clean lens?


every car is different. Generally in my experience, there's plastic clips that snap the clear cover into place. However I did have a car where there was a yellow sealant/foam gasket around the headlight to keep it from getting moisture built up on the inside, which is generally what causes your headlights to need cleaning in the first place. Unfortunately that 'water-tight seal' kept me from being able to access the area, so I spent about $200 and ordered two entire headlight assemblies.

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I have a 2008 aveo. i took off the headlight but i can not get the plastic casing off to change the bulb.


If you are talking about the headlight casing, where the clear headlight casing connects to your back headlight casing, that isn't the way to change the light bulb, you're going to damage the seals that protect water, and humidity.
Here's a good site to visit http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_do_you_replace_headlight_bulbs_in_Chevy_Aveo

Feb 01, 2011 | 2008 Chevrolet Aveo5

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How do I remove the plastic from the headlight assembly??


These headlamp housings are sealed and not meant to come apart. There is a headlamp polishing kit that is sold in most auto parts stores that is used with a low speed drill to polish the fog and glaze out of the plastic lens using 3 or 4 steps of fine gritted paper with a polishing compound to finish the job. If the housing has water in it or is very dirty inside there isn't a whole lot you can do to get that out of there short of replacing it. Hope this helps a bit!

Jun 25, 2010 | 2000 Chevrolet Impala

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The headlight has water inside I want to remove the headlight without breaking it


my 03 rondezvous had a similar problem with both tail lifghts i resolved it by drilling 3 tiny holes it the plastic reflector on both sides it never got water again but I suggest you replace the leaking pod in your case

Dec 22, 2009 | 2006 Toyota Tacoma

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1999 ford taurus with moisture in the headlights


Most headlights lens are sealed up to prevent this problem. A broken seal or a crack somewhere opened up to let in moisture.
You can drill a small hole on the lowest part of the plastic headlight housing to let the water drain out. Or, replace the plastic headlight assembly with a new sealed one.The plastic headlights turn yellow and cloud up over time (not because of moisture inside, because it's plastic getting ruined by the weather and the sun). This problem reduces headlights from putting more light on the road.
The only thing you can do with moisture inside the headlights is to drain out the water that builds up. The seals on the headlights are bad right now and are going to keep letting moisture in. I would replace the both headlight assemblies for new sealed, clear ones.

Sep 23, 2009 | 1994 Ford Taurus

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Water in the headlight


A full size bulb is about 4" x 6" and does not open. I've had Sylvania bulbs leak and they sent me 2 new ones for free. It sounds like you have a small bulb inside a plastic lens with a reflector (mirrors?) in the back and that is what is leaking, not the bulb. If your bulb looks like this: http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/search/?N=9844+1586+4294965604+9219 ,then turn it counter clockwise about 1/4 turn and pull it out. There may be plastic *snaps* that must be depressed in order to turn it.

Oct 16, 2008 | 1994 Cadillac Eldorado

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Headlights are foggy inside how do i clean them


the fogginess is caused by oxidation on the outside. normal wear and tear.

This is what i did on my honda civic 1996- bought three sand paper 600-1500 and 2000. Bought plastic shine from autozone and some plastic gloves.

1) I cleaned it with diluted soap to get all the dirt out. Use soft cotton cloth to do this.
2) get some clean water and dip sand paper(600) and start sanding the headlight. sanding should be done in the same direction throughout. I used horizontal strokes. Don't let the sandpaper dry out.
3) clean it out with water so all the sand particles from the sanding is cleaned out.
4) start with the next grade sand paper and repeat the process till you are satisfied and the fogginess is gone.
5) clean it thoroughly with water and let it dry fully.
6) put in gloves and rub plastic shine all over the headlight and leave it to dry. Make sure it does touch the paint!! you can mask the sides to avoid that.
7) clean it with soft cotton or polishing cloth. It really works!!!

Also, stay away from direct sun while doing this. Having the hood up is helpful.

Lis

Jul 12, 2008 | 2001 Mercury Grand Marquis

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