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    DRL drill mod ***PICS***

    Just got new DRL housings since my last ones got burnt up and looked like crap, I figured i would vent these and hopefully these dont burn up. I just used 2 little rubber elbows that are hollow that I found at work. Drilled a hole in the back of each housing, slid the elbows in place then epoxied them in. Maybe this will help someone who had the same problem as me. The housings were only 25 bucks a piece at the chevy dealership.




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    Sweet Lee!! Good job, I know mine are a lil ruff. Really only 25 dolla?? Employee price I assume

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    Thanks AJ, yea only 25 bucks I was surprised but yea that's with employee discount so they are prolly 30 bucks without employee discount

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    btw that coors makes me wanna yak

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    Oh really? Is that why you steal it from me every chance you get?

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    I like what you did. I know on the back of the GTOs headlights, there are rubber elbows that point downward. Let us know of your progress.

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    Thanks, yea the camaro headlights have those breathers too, blue02z actually gave me the idea I just went through with it

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    Did you consider water getting into the housing through the little elbow tubing?

    Other than that, your ideal is a good one.
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    024mula, thanks and yes I did consider that but I figured since the elbow would be pointing down it wouldnt allow any moisture in and it's rained twice here and still no moisture in the drl housing so I believe it's working

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    You should have no problems with that mod to those lenses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ldurham View Post
    024mula, thanks and yes I did consider that but I figured since the elbow would be pointing down it wouldnt allow any moisture in and it's rained twice here and still no moisture in the drl housing so I believe it's working
    The more I think about its a really good idea.

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    haha thanks!

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    The factory Trans Am housings are already vented and mine were burnt up. And venting will not help with radiant heat; which is what the bulbs are giving off; only convection.
    Here are pictures of my old housings and the factory "vent":


    Vent on left side of picture. You can see the hole inside the housing.

    Vent at bottom of picture

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    yea thats what the camaros factory "vents" look like, our factory vents are closer to the small bulb so i figured it wouldnt hurt to have a vent closer to the large bulb and it didnt hurt it, if anything it helps the housing breath having 2 vents in it now instead of 1

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    Quote Originally Posted by BadTA00 View Post
    The factory Trans Am housings are already vented and mine were burnt up. And venting will not help with radiant heat; which is what the bulbs are giving off; only convection.
    Here are pictures of my old housings and the factory "vent":

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    Vent on left side of picture. You can see the hole inside the housing.
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    Vent at bottom of picture
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    So what can we do? Nothing's wrong with my DRLs(yet),but i want to change mine because mine are dull looking but before i put the new ones in i wanted to prevent them from burning or cracking

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    The only solution I've found is cooler running lights such as LEDs. But Leds have their own problems. I haven't had problems with my switchbacks yet but I try to always keep them off while starting the car and avoid the other problem causing issues.

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    Man, those housings look like shit...
    You would think the engineers would understand this and come up with a better design.
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    You could have just drilled the bottom corner housing, just a teeny tiny hole, is all it needs. All the water would drain there.

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    If they weren't cracked from the heat a drain hole wouldn't be necessary.

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