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Old 11-16-06, 06:27 AM   #16
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I had my passenger headlight housing changed last week due to condensation. I wonder if it has anything to do with the touch-less car wash I use.
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Old 11-30-06, 02:52 AM   #17
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How long does it take? Do they provide a loaner?? I'm thinking to bring mine to Serramonte or Putnam.

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Old 11-30-06, 06:46 AM   #18
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It was done in about 4 hours. I had a loaner while it was being replaced.
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Old 03-20-09, 04:29 PM   #19
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Finally tackled the head lamp condensation. Printed the bumper and head lamp removal from the manual. Pretty straightforward.

Note: You do not need to remove the whole fender liner, just half way, you just want to access the bolt and to unclaw the bumper. You do not need to remove the whole bumper, just the side you want to work on.

Here's the DIY:

Step 1: Remove Engine Cover 1, same cover when you change your filter.

Step 2: Remove 2 bumper bolts, 3 plastic snaps. Remove fender liner.

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Old 03-20-09, 04:31 PM   #20
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Step 3 and 4:

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Old 03-20-09, 04:33 PM   #21
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Step 4.5: Remove all connectors.



Step 5:



3rd bolt:


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Old 03-20-09, 04:36 PM   #23
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Step 7: Trace the source of the leak.



Step 8: Seal and re-assemble!

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Old 03-20-09, 04:37 PM   #24
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Final step: Re-assemble the head lamp, connectors, bulbs. The bumper, fender liner and washer fluid filler.

Done!


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Old 03-20-09, 04:42 PM   #25
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Old 03-20-09, 05:10 PM   #26
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great work, i have an LS and i think the bass from my subs has ruined the seal in my tail lights.. they have some condensation, but i'll be using the same method.. thanks!
edit: sorry, could you explain step 7 further? you pour the soapy water over the assembly and where it bubbles that's where the leak is?
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Old 03-21-09, 04:56 AM   #27
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Yes, use soapy water or the bubble maker toy. You must have access to air. I taped all the holes and added air pressure. The leak area/s will make the bubbles.
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Old 03-26-09, 11:27 AM   #28
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Update: After 2 days of heavy rain here in ATL, the head lamp is holding up, no condensation so far....keeping fingers crossed!
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Old 03-28-09, 06:13 AM   #29
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4 days of rain...not a hint of condensation! And I was shopping for a new head lamp already!
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Old 03-28-09, 07:13 AM   #30
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I'm assuming your warranty is up...would this be covered by Lexus if it wasn't? How common of an issue is this? Just bought an 09 and new to the forum. THX!
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