The seal around
headlights tend to break down over time leaving gaps & holes
around the headlight. Which causes water, bugs and moisture
to enter. If the condensation & moisture in the headlight
housing unit builds up to a dangerous level it can cause a
electric fault which can effect the whole headlamp or worse
effect the whole electric system on a car. The seal around
headlight units may become loose or leave a gap in any year &
model of car or van. Most modern cars have this problem as there
are not sealed air tight unlike older
vehicles. As more & more moisture starts to build up it will effect
the light output & does certainly make the car look terrible.
Note - Headlight resealing is suspended until further
notice sorry for any inconvenience caused.
please try these simple steps.
headlight air vents are not blocked by dust or leaves as the
moisture needs to escape. A quick blow with a air compressor
should unblock the air vents.
Remove back cover
of the headlight for 2 hours that should clear up any
moisture in the headlight. Be sure to put it back
once the headlamps are dry.
Inspect the outer
headlight lens for cracks or small holes.
have replaced your headlight bulbs
recently. Have you closed the
back headlight cover tight?
If your car is
quite new be sure to contact it`s manufacturer. Check
small patch of condensation during winter is quite normal &
should clear up as the temperature rises in the coming weeks.
Why has my headlights got water
Headlights seal which surrounds the housing has broken away
or has come apart.
How to fix
headlights with moisture in inside?
Best way is to reseal the headlight to stop the moisture
getting any worse.
condensation in the headlight affect the electrics?
Yes it can cause electric shorts & maybe blow a fuse or two.
condensation a MOT failure? Yes it is. If it
distorts the beam pattern of the light output.
water in the headlights? A single drop of water can
shatter a hot bulb. Condensation will cause corrosion of the
terminals in the connector.
on my 1 year old car has misted? Maybe a design
fault please ask your car dealership for further
How did bugs & insects
get into my headlamps? Please check your headlight
housing for any openings & holes.
Got a question?