Honda Prelude Forum
 
Go Back   Honda Prelude Forum > Tech-Talk > 5th Gen Honda Prelude

Thread Title
Water in the headlights!

 
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 10-19-2010, 10:49 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 408
iTrader: (0)
99lude has a spectacular aura about99lude has a spectacular aura about
Water in the headlights!

I gave my car a quick rinse yesterday afternoon, then this morning when I went to my car for school, I noticed my passengers side headlights lens were mildly covered in a water. This is the first time that water ever got into my headlights, how can I fix this? Will the water go away by itself?
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 10-20-2010, 12:50 AM
Twisty55's Avatar
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Posts: 669
iTrader: (1)
Twisty55 has a reputation beyond reputeTwisty55 has a reputation beyond reputeTwisty55 has a reputation beyond reputeTwisty55 has a reputation beyond reputeTwisty55 has a reputation beyond reputeTwisty55 has a reputation beyond reputeTwisty55 has a reputation beyond reputeTwisty55 has a reputation beyond reputeTwisty55 has a reputation beyond reputeTwisty55 has a reputation beyond reputeTwisty55 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Water in the headlights!

No it won't just go away. The last time I got water in my headlight I took the whole headlight out (it's just a couple screws) and shake the water out. Then I got a heat gun and evaported the rest out. Don't get too close with the heat gun or it WILL melt your headlight. That solved it for me. And make sure te nipples on your rubber ring that goes on the back of the headlight are facing down when you put the light back in. They are to drain the water out. Hope this helps. Good luck.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 10-20-2010, 01:27 AM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 408
iTrader: (0)
99lude has a spectacular aura about99lude has a spectacular aura about
Re: Water in the headlights!

I don't have to take out the bumper to take the headlights out?
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 10-20-2010, 01:28 AM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 408
iTrader: (0)
99lude has a spectacular aura about99lude has a spectacular aura about
Re: Water in the headlights!

Also, how did you fix the water leak or whatever?
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 10-20-2010, 02:57 AM
Twisty55's Avatar
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Posts: 669
iTrader: (1)
Twisty55 has a reputation beyond reputeTwisty55 has a reputation beyond reputeTwisty55 has a reputation beyond reputeTwisty55 has a reputation beyond reputeTwisty55 has a reputation beyond reputeTwisty55 has a reputation beyond reputeTwisty55 has a reputation beyond reputeTwisty55 has a reputation beyond reputeTwisty55 has a reputation beyond reputeTwisty55 has a reputation beyond reputeTwisty55 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Water in the headlights!

Just from one side you don't gotta take the whole bumper off. There probably isn't a leak. Just take the water out. If I remember right there's only one bolt behind the bumper.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 10-20-2010, 10:10 AM
spoonh23's Avatar
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,444
iTrader: (8)
spoonh23 has a reputation beyond reputespoonh23 has a reputation beyond reputespoonh23 has a reputation beyond reputespoonh23 has a reputation beyond reputespoonh23 has a reputation beyond reputespoonh23 has a reputation beyond reputespoonh23 has a reputation beyond reputespoonh23 has a reputation beyond reputespoonh23 has a reputation beyond reputespoonh23 has a reputation beyond reputespoonh23 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Water in the headlights!

you know those little silica packets that come in shoe boxes? stick 2 in the bulb housing and that will do the trick.
__________________
Swapped and dropped.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sparky65 View Post
One does not simply

VTEC twice a week...
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 10-20-2010, 12:47 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 408
iTrader: (0)
99lude has a spectacular aura about99lude has a spectacular aura about
Re: Water in the headlights!

If theres no leak, then how did the water get inside?

Can I just use a blow dryer to to heat the headlights up, without taking the headlights out?
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 10-20-2010, 12:48 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 408
iTrader: (0)
99lude has a spectacular aura about99lude has a spectacular aura about
Re: Water in the headlights!

How does the silica things work? You tried it before?
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 10-20-2010, 01:02 PM
ranger11x's Avatar
Gold Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: deltona fl
Posts: 824
iTrader: (0)
ranger11x has a reputation beyond reputeranger11x has a reputation beyond reputeranger11x has a reputation beyond reputeranger11x has a reputation beyond reputeranger11x has a reputation beyond reputeranger11x has a reputation beyond reputeranger11x has a reputation beyond reputeranger11x has a reputation beyond reputeranger11x has a reputation beyond reputeranger11x has a reputation beyond reputeranger11x has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to ranger11x
Re: Water in the headlights!

its not water you have a blinker fluid leak =P
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 10-20-2010, 01:10 PM
BB4_Kuwait's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Jahra
Posts: 97
iTrader: (0)
BB4_Kuwait is on a distinguished road
Re: Water in the headlights!

You should consider buying a gold fish :D
Sorry dude j/k
Reply With Quote
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 10-20-2010, 02:47 PM
ranger11x's Avatar
Gold Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: deltona fl
Posts: 824
iTrader: (0)
ranger11x has a reputation beyond reputeranger11x has a reputation beyond reputeranger11x has a reputation beyond reputeranger11x has a reputation beyond reputeranger11x has a reputation beyond reputeranger11x has a reputation beyond reputeranger11x has a reputation beyond reputeranger11x has a reputation beyond reputeranger11x has a reputation beyond reputeranger11x has a reputation beyond reputeranger11x has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to ranger11x
Re: Water in the headlights!

^^lmao
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 10-21-2010, 08:50 PM
Twisty55's Avatar
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Posts: 669
iTrader: (1)
Twisty55 has a reputation beyond reputeTwisty55 has a reputation beyond reputeTwisty55 has a reputation beyond reputeTwisty55 has a reputation beyond reputeTwisty55 has a reputation beyond reputeTwisty55 has a reputation beyond reputeTwisty55 has a reputation beyond reputeTwisty55 has a reputation beyond reputeTwisty55 has a reputation beyond reputeTwisty55 has a reputation beyond reputeTwisty55 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Water in the headlights!

Just take your light out and Drain the water. Use the search I had the same problem a while back.
__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
h23, h22, f22=same water pump? Camshafted 4th Gen Honda Prelude 5 09-25-2010 08:53 AM
Leak... need help... water everywhere Loops 5th Gen Honda Prelude 12 01-15-2010 06:59 PM
water pump REZN 4th Gen Honda Prelude 2 08-30-2008 08:35 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:56 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2 © 2011, Crawlability, Inc.
vB.Sponsors


Copyright © 2006-2009 PreludeZone.com All Rights Reserved.