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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-18-2016, 09:50 AM Thread Starter
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Parking Light Condensation

I apologize if this has been covered before, but how do you eliminate parking light condensation? Got it on one side, and the light is in great shape otherwise.

I read where a few people recommended wrapping the socket with Teflon tape, but that didn't make sense to me since there is a rubber gasket around the socket anyway.

I did dry out the light, then put waterproof grease on the gasket, didn't help. I also cleaned out the drain tube. Should I just run a bead of clear silicone around the entire seam of the light?

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Ive had this issue before with my old honda commuter car. If there are no cracks, I found the easiest/cheapest solution is to make your own replacement foam gasket for the back.
You then dry it and the gasket prevents water from getting in.

Something like this can be bought for cheap at your local michaels/craft shop/maybe walmart
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...AK39A36SGNH1T1


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Which year may I ask? if it's the 96 or 97 in your sig I'd do the silicone around the seam, if it's the 95 I'd be inclined to separate the lens from the housing and redo the whole seal. Reason being they're simply sandwiched together and when the factory seal fails it not only lets in condensation but the lens will eventually fall off as well, happened to my originals. The 96/7 ones don't have that problem due to stouter construction at the join but the glue still dries up.

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It's the 97. Brenda's 96 did the same thing on one side. The 95 has never had that issue.

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Here is a good video from Chris Fix.

How to Fix a Headlight with Water or Moisture in it
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