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muttsnutts 01-28-2013 05:51 PM

Mist in Headlights
 
I just picked up my ST and noticed now and again mist / condensation in the lower corners of both headlights Where the indicator lights are, Its -10 approx now so maybe the weather? Ive never had it on any other vehicles Anyone else have that problem? After a while it goes then if parked up it comes back

05focusST91 01-28-2013 06:21 PM

Id bring it to the dealer since its under warranty, could be a bad seal on them

05focusST91 01-28-2013 06:22 PM

It is inside the light right? Not outside of the lens?

muttsnutts 01-28-2013 06:53 PM

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Originally Posted by 05focusST91 (Post 4561766)
It is inside the light right? Not outside of the lens?

Yeah its on the inside But taking it to the dealer got to hope it happens. Just went out now and its clear Got nothing to lose I guess...
Talking of headlights I noticed some have the amber lens for the indicator Mine is clear with an orange bulb Whats the difference, ST 2 and ST3?

05focusST91 01-28-2013 07:03 PM

St3 has hids and led lights for the 3rd brake light

05focusST91 01-28-2013 07:04 PM

I can try to check for tsbs tomorrow at work but ford is strict with warranty on headlights/taillights

Luke.Murphey 01-28-2013 07:05 PM

I had the exact same thing right after I brought mine home. It was about 50 F at the time and It did it a couple of times within the first but then stopped.

I half wonder if they install desiccant in the headlights. If so, it may have been than the temperature needed to drop enough for the liquid in the air to condense so they could be absorbed. I haven't confirmed that manufacturers do this though.

erogers10287 01-28-2013 07:11 PM

Mine was like that when I picked it up... But it was because it was in the garage waiting for me and when they brought it outside the fogged up. It went away in minutes and hasn't returned.

Luke.Murphey 01-28-2013 07:12 PM

Apparently, some headlights do have desiccants: http://www.google.com/patents/US6883948

Not sure about the Ford though.

muttsnutts 01-28-2013 07:25 PM

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Originally Posted by 05focusST91 (Post 4561845)
St3 has hids and led lights for the 3rd brake light

Yeah I know that but just wondering about the front indicator lenses some I have seen are amber mine are clear which I prefer [8D]
Some good information about the lights I will check more now Thanks for replies
Apart from that problem I love it [headbang]


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