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Old 01-17-2006   #1  
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headlight help

about 2 weeks ago, i get hit, im not in the car im actually taking a calc exam, last block of the day everythings going fine, i get to my car and the front drivers side has been hit PoS hit and run A$$holes, lights cracked on the INSIDE!!! outside is absolutly fine, i was amazed, bumper has to be replace (friggin fiberglass lol) so i was in a hit and run and no witnesses , not really intrested in paying the 300 dollars it would cost me to replace the headlight on top of the 1000 for the bumper, so my bright idea is EBAY!!! i order a set of oem headlights, everything looks fine 120$ 20 for shipping i got them monday, so i put those in, and go wash the car. i come out start drying off the car, and there it is...fog inside the headlights.... so i guess my question is after this story is. what should i do? is there anything that will help? or should i heat it remove the silicon and replace it? any help would be great thx
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for all my hit and runs, i went through insurance. if you can, do that. they'll do it right.
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put silicone around it it'll make teh leak go away
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for all my hit and runs, i went through insurance. if you can, do that. they'll do it right.
yeah i am going threw insurance, but they're saying that the headlight isnt a needed repair which im totally amused at, and changing insurance companies lol they would raise my insurance for some reason.
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Heat up the headlights as if you were going to pull them apart, and press them together very tightly. Honda also sells a clear sealant they use on their headlights in factory. It should only be a few dollars from your local dealer. Run the sealant along the area that joins the headlights together. This should seal any problem.
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If you know how to, take apart the headlights before you seal them becuase otherwise you will notice a watermark when looking at the headlight. It wont affect beam pattern, but it will be there until you wipe it off with a glass cleaner. Once thats done, put a nice bead of silicone around the headlight (dont get silicone crazy and bust a whole tube on the headlight) and they wont fog again.
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