DoctorBlade
DoctorBlade SuperDork
9/12/12 2:29 p.m.

I seriously do not know why headlights don't come with a drain of some type. Thanks to the 10ft of tubing I got at HD, suction worked much better than figuring out how to remove the headlamp on a 1992 Nissan Sentra.

I will say the water in there tastes bad, however. None was ingested, thankfully.

SyntheticBlinkerFluid
SyntheticBlinkerFluid UltraDork
9/12/12 2:45 p.m.

I've seen many lights fixed that way by drilling a drain hole in it.

One I remember was on my stepmom's aunt's hand-capable E150. The taillight was filled halfway up with water. My dad drilled tiny hole at an angle at the bottom of the lens and that fixed the issue.

mad_machine
mad_machine MegaDork
9/12/12 3:26 p.m.

I did that with an escort wagon.

Most headlights have a "drain" of sorts.. but they require the water to vaporize from the heat of the lamp so it can escape through a small vent

DukeOfUndersteer
DukeOfUndersteer UltimaDork
9/12/12 3:30 p.m.

Brad's 944's taillights did that. We could have put some gold fish in there and they would have had a nice imitation habitat!

Curmudgeon
Curmudgeon MegaDork
9/12/12 4:05 p.m.
mad_machine wrote: I did that with an escort wagon.

That was a Ford bulletin way back when; R&R the headlights and drill two 3/16" holes for drains. I saw more than one car with a green 'water line' (algae) about 1 1/2" up from the bottom.

mad_machine
mad_machine MegaDork
9/12/12 4:34 p.m.
DukeOfUndersteer wrote: Brad's 944's taillights did that. We could have put some gold fish in there and they would have had a nice imitation habitat!

sounds like a great thing for lemons... with fake fish of course

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