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Condensation in headlamp

A few weeks ago I noticed some condensation in my drivers side headlamp but it was only there in the mornings but here lately its there for most of the day. Just wondering if anyone else has this problem. I plan on taking it to the dealer sometime here soon. Could it just be a seal or would the whole assembly need to be replaced? I hope it is a rather quick fix. Atleast same day kinda thing.
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A few weeks ago I noticed some condensation in my drivers side headlamp but it was only there in the mornings but here lately its there for most of the day. Just wondering if anyone else has this problem. I plan on taking it to the dealer sometime here soon. Could it just be a seal or would the whole assembly need to be replaced? I hope it is a rather quick fix. Atleast same day kinda thing.
Might be a seal my sister's Mazda RX-8 rear tail lense did that.



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if it is just a seal how long ya think it would take?
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if it is just a seal how long ya think it would take?
Not sure but you should just take it to the dealer and have them fix it.



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Plan on it this weekend
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Plan on it this weekend
Yeah it would be for the best just to have them do that.



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did you ever get an outcome, cause.................drumroll please..................my driver side headlamp does the same thing. just wondering wht to expect for it goes to the dealer. <-----that is just the beginning of the problems though.........my newest problem, both CV axels are clicking uncontrolably during reverse and average takeoff, and left turns. the car has 11000 miles on it
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Just drill a small hole somewhere in the headlamp housing that will let the housing breath, but wont let any water/dirt/moisture in. The corner lenses on my GTP were doing the same thing, so I just drilled a real small hole, probably around 3/16th", in the back of the lens where nothing could get in but the air could escape. Solved my problem and you cant even notice the hole. Its alot easier than resealing it yourself or dealing with the stealership.

If youre a woman though and for some reason dread the thought of drilling into your headlamp, I guess you could take it to the dealer. I'm sure there is or will be a bulletin on this.
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Before I bought my GTP, I had read on forums that was a common problem. Sure enough, I started to get condensation in both my headlamps after only a year. I was hoping that the Cobalts wouldn't be the same...
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condensation shouldnt be a problem with the headlights because the heat from the lights will evaporate the water, but i agree with gtp if this happens a lot drill a small like 1/8" hole in the top back of your lamp housing

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