How do I stop condensate from forming in my 2005 XK8 headlamp assemblies.This occurs after using a pressure spray car wash. No problem with hand washing or driving the car in rain.I have stuck a small hairdryer set on low in the encasement through the clear plastic access "window" on top of the housing & this works, but I'd like to seal it so the condensate doesn't form in the first place.Also, what is a substitute for JLM21906 anti-squawk fluid for xk8 auto transmission?
Country: United StatesMake: JaguarModel: XK8Year: 2005Engine: 4.2
Putting a small hair dryer set on low through the access plastic (clear) cover on top of housing - works! Would like to seal the unit(s) so no condensate forms after having run the car through a spray casr wash.
There are valves on the side of the lights that are aimed down to keep water from just entering into the headlamps. Some condensation is considered normal. I have taken these valves off and drilled a larger hole in the headlamp to let the air flow better in and out. Then re-install the valves. To the best of my knowledge and a quick check there is no substitute for the anti-squawk fluid. -Colin-
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I'll check my headlamp housings for these "valves", but I don't remember seeing them. My Jag says I need to replace the housing - their cost is $1500.ea. ... fooie on that as they can be bought for about $250. ea O.E.M. elsewhere.
They will look like black rubber elbows. They will be in front of the radiator area. -Colin-
Also there is a "pipe stud" that is shown on the internet at the xk8 forum that can be drilled out & pn: LJE41 33A. put in..Somebody tried this & the condensation got worse! fyi.
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