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Condensation in Headlights...with pics

Don't slap my wrist guys...I did a little looking around on the issue. Seems we just have to live with it. Never found any good pics, and didn't find much under 2013 discussion (searching via my phone) so I thought I would post here. Both my headlights have pretty extensive condensation.

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Yeah i was wandering the same thing. I just got my 2013 2500 and I was thinking about confronting the dealership with it. I have only noticed it a couple times but I have only owned the truck a week.

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My 2010 charger srt8 did the same thing. Bad when it rained. Went away in the summer. My 2013 3500 has been fine so far.


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Had it in my '11, and now in my '13. thought it was because of something done when I had the HID's installed. Would seem to not be the case...
Not end of the world, but a bit of a pita.

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Best diy fix if you don't want to get the dealership involved. Pull the headlights check the 4 or 5 bolts on the back of the housing than take some clear silicone and run it around where the clear lense and black housing meet. That should solve the problem

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Best diy fix if you don't want to get the dealership involved. Pull the headlights check the 4 or 5 bolts on the back of the housing than take some clear silicone and run it around where the clear lense and black housing meet. That should solve the problem

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Mine has this issue too.... I'm changing out my headlights next week. bought some aftermarket Xenon headlights.

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I can't recall if it was in the '14 Durango manual or the 1500/2500/3500 manual that I was reading but condensation in the headlight housing is mentioned. It is considered "normal". I think that if you turn your headlights on it will go away.

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If these headlights are of the type where the housing is separate from a twist or snap in style bulb, there will ALWAYS be the potential for condensation! The only way around it is a vacuum sealed bulb chamber, which in the end is only as good as the seal. It is near impossible to eliminate that bit of moisture from occurring. Leave the lights on for ten or twenty minutes though, and it will probably dissipate. However, shut them off on a relatively cold night, and it will probably re condense in there.
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If these headlights are of the type where the housing is separate from a twist or snap in style bulb, there will ALWAYS be the potential for condensation! The only way around it is a vacuum sealed bulb chamber, which in the end is only as good as the seal. It is near impossible to eliminate that bit of moisture from occurring. Leave the lights on for ten or twenty minutes though, and it will probably dissipate. However, shut them off on a relatively cold night, and it will probably re condense in there.
They technically are but the projector style have a sealed cover that has to be removed to access the lights

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My 2012 both headlights get condensation in them when its nasty weather. I have tried everything to solve it and nothing has worked. Drives me crazy but I guess we all just have to live with it.

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In 9000 miles, I have not experienced this. I would not be pleased with moisture in these expensive lights.

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I used clear nail polish about two or three coats around the headlight seam and that worked perfect for me when I had similar issues after modding my 2nd Gen headlights to fit projectors.

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