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I have 2003 Toyota Avalon. The plastic headlight len on the Driver side has water droplets inside. How do I disassemble len to clean water droplets?

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Don't. Run a hair dryer over the lens to heat up the inside. Likely they will steam away.

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Can"t usually be done without destroying the seal. If your getting sunshine, park vehicle so sun is on the lens and let mother nature do it for you. On the back of some housings you may find a small round plastic vent. Inside the center of that vent is a real small piece of screen like material. If you can carefully pop it of and clean that screen, it may help ventilation, and condensation.

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