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Hello...new rookie here. Just bought a 02 ZX5 dark blue 5 speed. Love the car so far; its a replacement for a rusted out 93 Escort GT. Both of the headlamps on the Focus have moisture in them. How can I fix that? I was thinking maybe drilling a couuple holes in the bottoms of the housings to allow them to breathe. They are the stock Ford units.
 

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Welcome, They are most likely getting condensation inside because the sealant is shot on it. I think if you drill holes you will get more condensation and end up going through bulbs like no tomorrow. Remove the headlights and then seal it back up. Thats what i did to fix the condensation problem in the headlight
 

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I would remove the headlights and remove the bulbs, then take a blow dryer and shoot it
in the hole where the bulbs were until the moisture is gone. Then I would get some
clear silicone and run a bead of it where the lense meets the housing. Sounds like the stock sealant just isn't doing its job as well as it should, so adding a new bead of silicone should fix it right up and you shouldn't have anymore moisture problems. If you need to know how to remove the headlights or any other info, feel free to ask. Welcome to Focus Fanatics. I think you'll like it here.
 

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So remove the clear lense from the black housing,clean it up and seal it back up with rtv or something? Isnt there some kind of anti-fog spray i could put on the inside of the lense before sealing them to help?
 

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I have the headlamps out already......actually both front fenders are off the car too. I am undercoating the crap out of the car so it doesnt rust out like our Escort did.
 

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Is it condensation, or are the lenses themselves dull and foggy looking?
If its condensation, do what I recommended in my first post.
This is what I'd highly recommend using to seal them up:



If its not condensation, then you'll need to wetsand the outside of the lenses to make them clear again.
 

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Theres actually moisture-water inside the lense. They are crystal clear otherwise. If the car sits in the sun, it gets worse. I'll just take them apart and reseal them.
 
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