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Replacement for replacement headlight still filling with h2o

 
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2012 7:54 pm    Post subject:  Replacement for replacement headlight still filling with h2o Reply with quote

Should I return it yet again and go to a junkyard?

So I replaced my worn out headlight assemblies with TYCs off of Amazon. Fit great and looked good. Problem is when a big storm came through the passenger side filled with water.

I got Amazon to replace it (after a bit of convincing), put the new passenger side on again, and now after a storm we just had it is filling up with water again.

Is there some kind of user error going on here? It's not like it's a complicated switch. The driver's side replacement is holding strong against any storm and not leaking. Passenger side is not, twice in a row now.

I might be able to get Amazon to replace it yet again but then what? Go with a TYC again and hope it doesn't leak the third time or should I head to a junkyard and try to pick up something else? Or maybe ebay? I can't explain what's going on here.. I wouldn't think they would leak like this.
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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 12:49 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

i think alot of people have problems with them (aftermarket oe replacements) just reseal them with a silicone

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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 7:36 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Is it actually filling up with water? Or just fogging up?

I just bought some brand new replacement headlights, and they had moisture in them the first time I drove it, and it wasn't even raining.

I pulled the rubber cap off of the high beams(since thats where the moisture was) and just drive around without them. Now there's no more moisture.

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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 7:16 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Damn man, wth?! Being that it happened to the same side, both times, I'd be inclined to think there's a manufacturing issue with that side and you're getting the same thing from the same batch. Bummer! I guess if you can see where it's leaking in, reseal like suggested? OR, mail back to TYC and tell 'em to keep their crap and you'll never buy a TYC again? That's a drag though.

habermehl wrote:
i think alot of people have problems with them (aftermarket oe replacements) just reseal them with a silicone

I personally haven't heard of THIS much of a problem with TYC's though. Maybe moisture buildup, to which people alleviate with extra or enlarged vent holes, but full on leaking like that, unacceptable. Confused

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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 9:17 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I was just unlucky.

Yes, it was filling up with water, I would watch the water level rise each time a storm went by. When I took it out and replaced it with the third one the amount that drained was quite astounding.

It was getting in around the power plug. Now I don't know if it was the light or the plug but I sent it back to Amazon. The third one I put in, something I got off ebay, I wrapped everything up in electrical tape before locking it in place.

It has been almost a week now and with constant rain it's not getting wet at all inside. Maybe wrapping up the new one helped, maybe it being a different brand helped, but either way I finally have my lights in working order and I can see at night again.

The driver's side is still fine.

Just remember that if you are getting new lights adjust them! My original TYCs were pointed way too low and the new ebay one was up in the air.
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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 11:14 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I still have to play around with adjusting mine up a little bit, they appear low to me.

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