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You just washed your new car or you came out of the house first thing in the morning only to see your headlights are full of water or heavy condensation. Don’t be afraid moisture doesn’t mean your headlights are defective or broken.
Condensation happens when the outside of the lens is cooler than the inside. When your lights are on for a few hours, the bulbs warm the air inside the headlight lens. When you park your car in the shade or for the night, the temperature drops and the cooler air wants inside. The cooler air sneaks into any crack in the seal of the composite headlight or through defective or worn bulb gasket or through the tiny vents that are found in all headlights. These vents allow excess amounts of heat to exhaust. If you turn the lights on or park your vehicle in direct sun, the moisture will eventually evaporate through the vents. When that cool air meets with the warm, condensation forms. This happens on the warm side of the lens; a little layer of moisture forms on the inside of the headlight lens.
High Intensity bulbs operate at very high temperatures and cause the headlight components to actually heat up and expand. During rain, cooler temperatures, snowy days or going through car washes, condensation can occur. Parking the car in the direct sun or running the vehicle with the headlights on will help “burn off” the condensation. Vehicles equipped with LED headlights operate at a much lower temperature so it takes longer for the condensation to “burn off”.
Another reason for headlights to fill with condensation is the bulb socket gaskets may not be sealed properly. When the headlights are on and hot, the heat will pull moisture in through tiny spaces where the gasket is not sealed correctly. To fix this problem, just remove the bulb and the seat, then install it correctly. If the gaskets are damaged or worn out, they’ll need to be replaced.
If you see a lot of water inside your headlights or the condensation doesn’t “burn off” it means the seal around the composite headlight is not sealing properly – rain water could seep into your headlights or window taking your vehicle through the car wash can cause water to enter into the headlights.
The Professionals at LEAKPRO® can help! LEAKPRO® developed headlight leak repair in the mid 1990’s and continues to repair hundreds annually. Water or heavy condensation that doesn’t go away is a danger for driving at night because it reduces visibility which can cause accidents. CALL LEAKPRO® today for your headlight condensation concerns!
I had a great experience working with Mike and his team at LEAKPRO. They provided great quality work and excellent customer service, for a reasonable price. Mike and his team are very well-versed in this specialized area of car maintenance and they stand behind their work. Highly recommended!Calvin J, SurreyBC
After having my 2016 Buick Lucerne repaired unsuccessfully 6 times by my GM dealer I heard of LEAKPRO. I called LEAKPRO, John came out and had my car fixed in 1 hour. The front sunroof drain tubes from the factory were actually trapped at the dashboard. John installed two new drains and I have never had another leak!D. Barlow OttawaOntario
My LEAKPRO representative Jesse did a great job fixing an intermittent water leak that would wet the back seat of my new truck. Jesse quickly pinpointed the problem and fixed it. No leaks now! Great service!K. Peters VancouverBC
I had an ongoing issue with a leak in my 2017 F150 from under the left side dash. My Ford dealer could not pinpoint it after 4 times. The dealer finally called in LEAKPRO and the leak was resolved within a couple of hours. We have had a lot of rain, and no more leaks! LEAKPRO knows what they are doing!D. Wiley HamiltonOntario
I had a musty smell in my used car I had recently purchased. MY dealer called in LEAKPRO, and it was determined that the smell was due to a water leak. LEAKPRO fixed the leak, replaced all l the under pad and disinfected the flooring. My car smells great and no more leaks!A. Stayrer TorontoOntario
I had a big water leak in my brand new truck on the right side. I was so upset, my carpet was soaked! My Service Advisor said not to worry we use LEAKPRO. I received my vehicle back at the end of the day as promised, I felt the carpet it was dry! I lifted the carpet to check underneath and it was dry, all new under pad and fresh smelling. My service advisor informed me it was a skip in the sealer from the factory. I am so happy I had to write!B. Slater WindsorOntario
I had a wind noise on my brand new Charger that my dealer after two attempts could not figure out, it was driving me crazy. I went to another dealer and they said no worries we bring in an outside specialty company. I arrived at the dealership for my appointment as I wanted to drive my car with the technician so he could hear what I was experiencing. Steve from LEAKPRO said he knew what the issue was and had it fixed within an hour!!! THANK YOU LEAKPRO!J. Stanwich KitchenerOntario