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View Poll Results: How are your headlights?
No 3M/original bulbs/no problems 22 50.00%
No 3M/original bulbs/problems 8 18.18%
No 3M/new bulbs/no problems 6 13.64%
No 3M/new bulbs/problems 5 11.36%
3M/original bulbs/no problems 1 2.27%
3M/original bulbs/problems 1 2.27%
3M/new bulbs/no problems 0 0%
3M/new bulbs/problems 1 2.27%
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Old 07-14-2013, 01:46 AM   #11
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Since it is both lights it is pretty obvious to me anyway that the new light bulb played some factor in the hazing.

Now the real question is, is it just the new light bulb causing the problem or the combo 3m and light bulb.

If this was a problem which could be caused by the standard OEM bulb, I think there would be numerous complaints already on this forum about it, so I'm guessing it has something to do with the different bulb you put in.
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I actually started to get hazing in my headlights with the factory bulbs, so I said screw it, just upgrade the bulbs. It's actually been the same haze since the HID's, haven't noticed them getting worse.
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Old 07-14-2013, 12:29 PM   #13
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Separate issue but maybe Ford should redesign their headlights and issue a mass warranty replacement. My fogs have a tiny bit of haze, headlights/running light area like yours are normal though on mine.
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My fogs have a tiny bit of haze, headlights/running light area like yours are normal though on mine.
I have haze in both fog lights as well. Stock bulbs.
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Old 07-14-2013, 07:21 PM   #15
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I have seen clouding of many headlight lenses over the years, ESP with cars left in the sun a lot. I keep mine well waxed and have never had an issue with this for any car I have owned. Just good luck? Who knows? I will, however continue to wax them
As have I, but that's the outside being affected; this is the inside.

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Since it is both lights it is pretty obvious to me anyway that the new light bulb played some factor in the hazing.

Now the real question is, is it just the new light bulb causing the problem or the combo 3m and light bulb.

If this was a problem which could be caused by the standard OEM bulb, I think there would be numerous complaints already on this forum about it, so I'm guessing it has something to do with the different bulb you put in.
It could very likely be the bulb, but we're wondering if the bulb alone would have done it. These headlights have had the combination of bulbs and 3M pretty much from day one so there was no way to tell if they would have done this normally. Either way, the bulbs are normal replacements so hopefully the lenses aren't that sensitive.

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I actually started to get hazing in my headlights with the factory bulbs, so I said screw it, just upgrade the bulbs. It's actually been the same haze since the HID's, haven't noticed them getting worse.
So was it your actual headlight bulbs, or the parking lights again?

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Separate issue but maybe Ford should redesign their headlights and issue a mass warranty replacement. My fogs have a tiny bit of haze, headlights/running light area like yours are normal though on mine.
I've seen the foglights go too; maybe Ford is having issues?

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I have haze in both fog lights as well. Stock bulbs.
Hmm...interesting.
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I have haze in both fog lights as well. Stock bulbs.
I have some hazing but I do run lamin-x on the fogs only. More significant hazing than headlights.
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Old 07-14-2013, 08:00 PM   #17
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So was it your actual headlight bulbs, or the parking lights again?
Headlights, parking and fog lights.
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Headlights, parking and fog lights.
Wow. Do you have some photos?

To all, if you have similar issues feel free to share photos here!
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Old 07-15-2013, 02:22 AM   #19
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I've only had my car since may 1st, but I've had a clear bra installed since day 1, including headlights, and haven't noticed any difference.
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Looks to me like the filament bulb is too close to the plastic. Curious to see if any one with the chrome/base headlights has the same problem? It's the same design, right?

Twenty, do you drive with your parking lights constantly on?

I'd be willing to bet that if someone swapped the stock bulb with an LED bulb, this problem would not occur in any circumstance.
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