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Well, an alternative repair route would be to remove the light units, separate them between the lens and the reflector (remembering to carefully remove the bulbs beforehand), clean both halves, and re-seal using silicone sealant.
That way you won't have water which needs to be dried off, plus its never a great idea having water near electrics (even in this weather).
If time & care is given, you should obtain a waterproof seal (more than you have at the moment), so this problem should not re-occur.
Its a big job though (best part of 2-3 hours to get the first one done), but you'll be quicker on the second one.
You may need the beam checked afterwards.
Hope that helps,
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