Condensation in my head light - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


2000-2005 Discuss your 2000-2005 Bonneville SE, SLE, and SSEi Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-27-2010, 08:08 PM   #1
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
Thread Starter
 
03SSEISUPERCHARGED's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Sheboygan-Right Next to Road America
Posts: 437
Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
03SSEISUPERCHARGED is on a distinguished road
Default Condensation in my head light

Well last summer i got hit an a accident. Well they replaced the driver side headlight. I also told them they had to clear it so they did. Now today I noticed a bit of condensation in it. My question is I am leaving for a trip for 4 days, should I be worried about it or can it be something that gets delt with after that? I am pretty sure its no biggie but just want to be sure.
03SSEISUPERCHARGED is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2010, 09:12 PM   #2
-- SITE DONATOR --
True Car Nut
 
ymmot04's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 4,638
Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
ymmot04 is a glorious beacon of lightymmot04 is a glorious beacon of lightymmot04 is a glorious beacon of lightymmot04 is a glorious beacon of lightymmot04 is a glorious beacon of lightymmot04 is a glorious beacon of light
Default

You should be fine as long as it isn't filling up with water or making it so you can't see at night. Should be an easy fix as well. remove all of the metal clips that hold the two halves together. Grab a heat gun and heat the tar like substance that holds the two halves together as you slowly pull it apart. I heated it and stuck a flat screwdriver in the crack and worked my way around the light. Then you will want to clean it out, clean up the edges, get some good sealant and reseal the light.
ymmot04 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2010, 10:07 PM   #3
Retired Senior Admin

Expert Gearhead
 
Danthurs's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Sheboygan Wisconsin
Posts: 29,661
Thanks: 0
Thanked 16 Times in 13 Posts
Danthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to all
Default

It can wait. I've seen many cars running around with wet head lights.
Danthurs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2010, 11:43 PM   #4
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
Thread Starter
 
03SSEISUPERCHARGED's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Sheboygan-Right Next to Road America
Posts: 437
Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
03SSEISUPERCHARGED is on a distinguished road
Default

Yea Idk if I will do it myself or make the shop do it since its under warrentee lol. We will see how much time i have on my hands since it won't cost me anything. I had a feeling they didn't really reseal the headlight well. I can just put it in the oven after I have cleaned it out at a low tem and that will make everything sticky enough!
03SSEISUPERCHARGED is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2010, 11:50 PM   #5
Retired Senior Admin

Expert Gearhead
 
Danthurs's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Sheboygan Wisconsin
Posts: 29,661
Thanks: 0
Thanked 16 Times in 13 Posts
Danthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to all
Default

If it'* still under warranty make them do it.
Danthurs is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Trunk interior condensation RavenJen General GM Chat 9 12-23-2003 12:46 AM
Condensation in the Composite headlamp Jim W Bonneville GXP/ Northstar Powered Cars 13 11-10-2003 06:17 AM
condensation in wierd places LittleHoov General GM Chat 5 10-13-2003 10:16 AM
Condensation in front side marker? Sasage 1992-1999 2 06-12-2003 05:25 PM
Headlight Condensation markwb 1992-1999 9 04-28-2003 12:29 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:20 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.