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Old 06-23-2014, 04:36 PM   #1
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Moisture in headlights

Went through a touchless carwash today to get a layer of bugs off from a recent weekend roadtrip. and afterwards i came out to find my drivers side headlight all fogged up. What can i do to get it out and how much should i be worrying about this?

Passenger side for comparison

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Old 06-23-2014, 05:43 PM   #2
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Hey fellow Marylander. I've taken my 2012 through many washes and never had my lights fog up like that, I'd take it to the dealer and ask them to replace it. Seems like it may not be sealed well.
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I think Ford says "some moisture is acceptable", it might even be in the owners manual. But if it doesn't go away in a day or so, I would take it to the dealer.
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The heat from your headlights will evaporate that moisture. They are designed to let that extra water dissipate from inside the headlight.

Mine looked the same when I picked up my Ti. After a few days it was gone. Just leave your lights on while driving.

Source: Page 249 of the user manual.
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The headlights are vented. It should clear up just fine.
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I had one worse than that. There was water starting to slosh in the bottom of the lamp.
Ford replaced it under warranty.

It does seem that once water gets in, it attracts more water. I don't have any logical explanation for this. Maybe the water is attracted like teenagers to a house party.
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