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I just bought a 2004 with 44,000 miles and its starting to have moisture in the passenger side do you guys think Acura will still replace my headlights?
It's a recall so depending I the severity but probably not. They will just clean it up and instal a pair of clips on each headlight
 

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For those who wants to buy the headlight clips and save time, here is the part#:
06336-SEA-305. Comes with instruction, super easy.
best part is the clips only cost like $3 or less if i remember
 

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I recently got new condensation in my passenger side. I had taken my car in when the recall started and had the clips put in. Figured I was safe, until about 2 months ago when I noticed the condensation in there again. After a week my low beam went out.

When I first took my car to Acura for the recall back in 07-08, was told the repair could be over $1K if there had not been a recall. With this new condensation, I figured I would do it myself and not deal with the dealer.

I went the cheap/lazy route and just bought some clear silicone at Target ($4.00+). Applied the silicone all the way around the clear and black plastic and used a popsicle to spread it. In order to get the moisture out, I unplugged the high beam and left the car in the sun, headlights in the direction of the sun. In 1 day, all the moisture was gone. After I had plugged up the high beam, I checked the assembly every day and noticed no new moisture. Silicone seal worked.

Next I had to replace the low beam (bought the Philips D2S Xenon on Amazon for about $50 each). Low beam still didn't work. I decided to change the passenger side ballast with the driver side ballast and my passenger low beam worked. So I had to change the ballast on the passenger side, bought a used one on ebay and they both worked. Ballast is located under the low beam, silver box attachment, read condensation could corrode the electronics in the box.

Things I learned in person and learned from online research:
1. Low beam lights are Sylvania D2S Xenon, recommended to change in pairs. Use clean gloves to change out lights, oil can cause lights to burn out.
2. Must take bumper off to get to headlight assembly
3. If low beams don't work, could be Ballast and/or Ignitor (ignitor connects the low beam to the ballast)
4. Headlight fuse is located in in engine compartment, mine was blown out.
5. ALWAYS UNPLUG THE BATTERY! High electrical current runs through the low beams.

Fixed the car for less than $250 ($100 low beams, $140 for ballast, $4 Silicone) and took about 2+ Hours.

Thanks to all the threads and forums I managed to get all the answers and details needed to do this job.
 

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Hi guys, I'm new on here & hoping for some advice. I have a 2005 TSX which I bought new from the dealer. Loved it from day 1 & still do. I've had condensation in my passenger side headlight for awhile. Now the light is out. Took it in to the dealer, & was told by service that I'd be better off to find a salvage headlight assembly, since for them to replace it, it would be well over $1000. He said he was sure I'll need the inverter/ballast/igniter also. I've only seen 1 other TSX out here in my corner of the world, so finding a salvage part around here has been impossible. I need to get this light fixed. Any ideas or suggestions are appreciated. Thanks!
 

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I just found out there is a warranty related to this issue. The update has not been applied to my headlights. It's an 05 with 119k miles...way out of warranty. I dont suppose they would give me new headlights huh?
 

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Hey guys question: If my headlights were already swapped due to the recall and they have since started leaking what are my options? They were swapped before I owned it I called my local dealer to confirm and was told they couldn't replace them again.
 

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Hey guys question: If my headlights were already swapped due to the recall and they have since started leaking what are my options? They were swapped before I owned it I called my local dealer to confirm and was told they couldn't replace them again.
Easy fix would be to buy a couple of silicon gel packs from the dollar store and put them into the headlight housing... Haven't had any problems with headlights fogging up for over half a year now.

I also had the headlight recall done with the metal clips and they didn't do a thing to fix the condensation
 

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Need your help guys,

my passenger low beam (halogen) suddenly died..
i've check all the:
- fuse, bulb all is fine.

I tried replacing my oem halogen but it doesn't work.

- both my head light build moisture/condensation
- driver side working fine
- all high beam & fog lights all working fine as well
only the passenger low beam..

How can I fix the problem - since its not HID - no balast need to be replaced?
any help would be great. Thanks
 

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Forgive my bad english writing, its not my first langage

Question about this :

I bought my tsx 04 in 2012 and called Acura to give them the serial number and ask if there was any recall.

They told me about the headlight recall and that the previous owners didnt go at the dealer to fix them.

So, to make it simple, i have the condensation problem but didnt go for the recall yet and also since yesterday, the driver light turned pink then shut down.

My question :

If i go fort the recall, will they replace the whole lights and bulb ?
 
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