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You lot helped me out when i asked about the condensation in my headlamp,i have took the cover off the back of the lamp assembly,and it dried out nicely,but when i put it back on over the following days it condensed again,i am in two minds whether to leave it off permanently,what do you lot reckon?
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Easiest solution is to change the unit (2nd hand ones are about £25). Fairly easy job, though you need to drop the bumper on the side you're doing.

Dunno whether it'd be possibly to attach a sachet of that moisture-absorbing gel that you get with some electrical stuff etc into the inside of the cover...
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Is the rear headlight cover on the correct way up. I discovered they have an opening which is supposed to be on the bottom . My nearside headlight was fogging up and then the bulb blew. When I went to change the bulb I discovered to hole was on the top and letting water in!! (previous owner!!) Now its the righ way up it hasn't fogged up since.
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I ran a bead of clear sanitary sealent along the top of mine ( where the lense joins the body) whilst still in situ. It has worked and the light hasnt misted up again since. I didnt expect it to work but it has!
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Why not try a bag of silca gel,it comes with most electronics and womens handbags......it worked for me.
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I've been running mine with one of the covers removed for a while and it seems to have been fine.

If you do need to remove the headlight I don't think you need to remove the bumper - when I was under mine a few weeks ago I noticed that you can get to the bottom headlight bolt from underneath the car (probably need the under tray removed) which should be a lot easier.
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On the 147, try a smear of vaseline round the back covers gaslet then, refit.
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Mine fog up now and again but dry up when its warmer, its just the cold weather we have lately, the manual says they they mist up when there is cold weather
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any idea with the front indicators? mine are misted up all the time.
it's a pre-face lift model with the indicators low down in the front bumber.
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to remove the condensation put the headlights on and lay a folded towel over the light this builds up the heat and evaporates the moisture
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