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Cadillac STS Forum - 2005 through 2012 Discussion, Headlight assembly condensation solutions in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Yeah was told several times its normal everything that is wrong is normal, nothing like a Cadillac or their service. ...
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    Re: Healight Condensation Solution Thread

    Yeah was told several times its normal everything that is wrong is normal, nothing like a Cadillac or their service. I'm just about done with GM as much as that hurts to say I just cannot get any satisfaction 3 dealers later school for the techs must be a cinch just tell them its normal and we will cover our asses.GM

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    Re: Healight Condensation Solution Thread

    When I had water pooling in my passenger sidelight (which was brand new); the shop told me that the manufacturer didn't SEAL the two sides together fully; there was about an 1 1/4" long strip that was not sealed and that was causing the leak.

    They used a marine epoxy like compound to seal it so it wont dissolve on rainy days and so far, it's dry as a bone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carvone
    I have the same problem on my '07, mine looks just like "curtc" pics. When I bought the car there was water in the lenses so I took the the front of the car off, took apart the lenses, cleaned and polished it all and resealed both. The are nice an dry now but still have that "grainy look". It is on the inside of the lens too, doesn't make sense but it is. There is no way it is worth the cost of replacement so I live with it.
    I have an 07' as well and I am having the same water problem. How and what parts did you re-seal?

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    Re: Healight Condensation Solution Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by 1BadCadSTS View Post
    You can remove the side doors by pulling the air box for left lamp and the fuse box for right lamp.
    1BADSTS,,, so let me get this straight, you can remove the pass. side fuse box, then remove this side cover from there without removing headlight and bumper?
    Is this where you double-taped the silica pads to, inside the side cover?

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    Quote Originally Posted by james6speed

    1BADSTS,,, so let me get this straight, you can remove the pass. side fuse box, then remove this side cover from there without removing headlight and bumper?
    Is this where you double-taped the silica pads to, inside the side cover?
    Correct. Not fun if you have big hands haha but I managed just fine.

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    Re: Healight Condensation Solution Thread

    probably can't get a hairdryer in either ehh? Or would the silica bags take care of it?

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    Re: Healight Condensation Solution Thread

    So the front is not removable??? See picture for what I mean.
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    If you bake it in an oven and pry it apart.

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    Re: Headlight assembly condensation solutions

    I complained to the dealer while still under warr, but the said they could not duplicate, and I polishes the exterior with aircraft grade windshield polish, looked good for quite awhile but starting to haze again 2005 sts just past 140000mi.

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    Re: Headlight assembly condensation solutions

    Warranty only covers 'excessive moisture'. About five years ago it was a very popular forum topic. Members schooled those reporting the issue to always repeat 'excessive moisture' at least twice during every conversation with Cadillac and dealer representatives.

    It did seem to improve the odds of coverage and provided a negotiating position. Cadillac is very proud of that headlight assembly. If I had a bad one and could get it replaced for the cost of labor, I'd consider that a pretty sweet bargain.

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    Re: Headlight assembly condensation solutions

    out of warranty, so no dice for me

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    Re: Headlight assembly condensation solutions

    Quote Originally Posted by james6speed View Post
    out of warranty, so no dice for me
    As most of us likely are these days...

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