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Old 09-28-2012, 12:12 PM   #1
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headlight fogging on the inside.

washed the car today cuz damn tree sap got on it and made everything sticky. well its supposed to rain today so i just did a quick spray. after rinsing i noticed that my front driver headlight was fogged up. when i bought the car i noticed the driver side did have a smudge/ moisture mark on the inside and i pointed it out to the dealer after i bought it to see if he could swap headlights but he said ford would need it to bee greater in size... lol now its like 3/4 of the headlight. have ya had this happen before? i checked the seals to the headlight bulbs and theyre on tight and snug so i doubt moisture got in through there. im thinking the glue didnt get applied on right and moisture is getting in through the seams. idk tho. ill try to take it in tomorrow and see what they say. thanks in advance.






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Old 09-28-2012, 09:44 PM   #2
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Definitely take it in and ask if it's big enough of a mark now, lol.
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I had the same thing happen last week, but I put new bulbs in figured I didn't seal them real good. But I put the bulbs in over a year ago.

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Old 09-28-2012, 10:46 PM   #4
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From the owner's manual:

Quote:
Lamp assembly condensation
Exterior lamps are vented to accommodate normal changes in pressure.
Condensation can be a natural by-product of this design. When moist air
enters the lamp assembly through the vents, there is a possibility that
condensation can occur when the temperature is cold. When normal
condensation occurs, a thin film of mist can form on the interior of the
lens. The thin mist eventually clears and exits through the vents during
normal operation. Clearing time may take as long as 48 hours under dry
weather conditions.
Examples of acceptable condensation are:
•Presence of thin mist (no streaks, drip marks or droplets)
•Fine mist covers less than 50% of the lens

Examples of unacceptable moisture (usually caused by a lamp water
leak) are:
•Water puddle inside the lamp
•Large water droplets, drip marks or streaks present on the interior of
the lens
Take your vehicle to a dealer for service if any of the above conditions of
unacceptable moisture are present.
Seems to be pushing that 50% guideline. I can't really tell from the photo if any of those drops are inside. Seems not, but did you dry the car (or at least the light) before taking the photo? If so, way too many big drops.
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i did but it had rained a bit before the picture so yea most those drops were outside the housing. but i went and they took pictures and now waiting on ford to see if theyll replace it. i didnt feel like making a big scene to get it done right then and there. felt like being mellow for a change. lol well see what they say. thanks for the post.
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