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Old 09-28-2015, 02:36 PM
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OEM Rally lights question

Hey guys,

I was walking up to my r56 and noticed something weird about my rally lights. They look really hazy/cloudy. It's on the inside of the light assembly but it's not condensation. It almost appears like the plastic is burnt? I haven't had any aftermarket bulbs or anything installed.

Any ideas/solutions?

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Old 09-28-2015, 02:37 PM
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Old 09-28-2015, 11:19 PM
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Not sure about the OEM lights but if they are glass I doubt they are burnt. From the photos to me looks like total condensation. Can you take it apart? I guess if it is indeed condensation turning them on for a while will change thickness of the condensation once the bulb heats up, do you notice anything once they are hot?
 
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Old 09-29-2015, 12:31 PM
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Originally Posted by eliseo1981 View Post
Not sure about the OEM lights but if they are glass I doubt they are burnt. From the photos to me looks like total condensation. Can you take it apart? I guess if it is indeed condensation turning them on for a while will change thickness of the condensation once the bulb heats up, do you notice anything once they are hot?
I am going to run them while I drive around today and see if they'll dry out.
 
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Old 09-29-2015, 12:50 PM
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Looks like the seal cracked or leaked and water / moisture got in. they are sealed units but can be resealed.

You can get a new lens also, we are only only people who knew these existed. 63220432342

https://www.northamericanmotoring.co...tallation.html





https://www.northamericanmotoring.co...sassembly.html




 
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Old 09-30-2015, 08:23 AM
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Originally Posted by ECSTuning View Post
Looks like the seal cracked or leaked and water / moisture got in. they are sealed units but can be resealed. You can get a new lens also, we are only only people who knew these existed. 63220432342 https://www.northamericanmotoring.co...tallation.html https://www.northamericanmotoring.co...sassembly.html
Do you know if that's a DIY project or should I just pay someone? I'm pretty competent but spending all day replacing lens isn't ideal for me.

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Old 09-30-2015, 08:24 AM
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+1 on the lenses. Haze that can be buffed out is one thing but moisture and condensation another.
 
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Old 09-30-2015, 08:27 AM
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You can DIY this if you can crack the old glass out, clean out the seal , replace the glass and reseal with silicone. That's the job. Otherwise any glass place could be this.
 
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My rally lights are similar in condition, not quite as bad as pictured. I've attempted to disassemble the housing. I'm not sure how to pop the retaining ring off without damaging something. Thus I'm holding tight until I can come across a procedure to disassemble the light housings.
 
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Old 05-01-2016, 05:16 PM
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I've noticed streaking on the side of my rally light lenses too. How do you disassemble this thing?

EDIT: I found the answer. It's on page 17 of this PDF.

http://www.minimania.com/pdfile/R56_Rally_Lights.pdf
 

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They are sealed, thats just gets you to the back connection of the housing to sealed beam.
 
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I put my rally lights on and they have been covered since day one. I like the way they look covered and the xenon lights are so bright, I don't need any extra lighting. My lights are hazed too and it is not from any leak. I think it is from the plastic inside. I have mine off while I replace my transmission and before I put them back on, I'm going to remove the lenses and clean them. I think they are just dirty like windows get on the inside of a car.
 
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Old 05-06-2016, 05:49 PM
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They are sealed, thats just gets you to the back connection of the housing to sealed beam.
Yes. I realize that but those instructions show that there is a T10 torx screw on the back. Once you are able to separate the two plastic outer coverings, you can manipulate the clips to remove the front piece.

I just did this and the silicone seal is no joke. I'm not sure how you're supposed to break that seal. I had to reassemble everything and leave the inside of the lens streaky.
 

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Old 08-23-2016, 08:27 AM
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Anybody have any more advice on disassembling these to replace the lens?
 
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Old 08-23-2016, 11:15 AM
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I've pried on mine, but wasn't successful in getting them apart. I'm not certain how to properly disassembled the assembly.
 
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Old 08-23-2016, 01:05 PM
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heat gun I think it's silicone sealant and be careful, hot parts that break easy
 
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3 years later and I have the identical problem with haziness on the inside. I’m going to pursue removing one and seeing if I can get to the inside of the glass. It appears that a seal has broken to me. Suggestion of running with the rally lights on is valid. May or may not work.
 
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Old 03-13-2018, 01:30 PM
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Post back if you succeed. One of mine shattered on MTTS, so I just replaced both, but would rather not do that again and I'm sure the haziness will come back in time.
 
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I replaced mine after the lenses started getting hazy. Replaced them with units that have halo ring DRL's.
 
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