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Old 10-26-2012, 11:19 AM   #11
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I guess you don't want my headlights anymore... haha
LOL. Are the bulbs/sockets seated properly in the housing?
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Old 10-26-2012, 11:27 AM   #12
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LOL. Are the bulbs/sockets seated properly in the housing?
That may be the issue - if so, it was seated wrong at the factory because I haven't touched them yet.

As I said, it was foggy for like... 3 days straight - even in the daylight. I checked and I took the picture on the 23rd. I think it's because the lowest humidity that day was 93 with an average humidity of 97 (it only rained 0.06").

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Old 10-26-2012, 11:46 AM   #13
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The easiest way to keep moisture off the windshield is to se your climate control to Off or to floor without defog before shutting it off. Leave it enough time to close the flaps too. What is happening is some water is getting into the evaporator core box through the windshild cowel and it evaporating and condensing on the windshield.

My Fusion did this and shutting off the climate control prevented it every time.
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Old 10-26-2012, 11:47 AM   #14
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That is abnormal. No moisture should be getting in your headlamp housing.
Check page 126 of the owners manual.
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Old 10-26-2012, 11:54 AM   #15
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The easiest way to keep moisture off the windshield is to se your climate control to Off or to floor without defog before shutting it off. Leave it enough time to close the flaps too. What is happening is some water is getting into the evaporator core box through the windshild cowel and it evaporating and condensing on the windshield.

My Fusion did this and shutting off the climate control prevented it every time.
^ This is very good advice, and you're correct, it does normally work very well... I used to have to do that in my VW's all the time. Rep to you good sir!
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Check page 126 of the owners manual.
I only have the 2nd edition available to me at the moment. It talks about headlight adjustment. Can you copy/paste?
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I only have the 2nd edition available to me at the moment. It talks about headlight adjustment. Can you copy/paste?
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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.

This is actually the bottom of 126 the top of 127. This is from the 5th printing
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^^^Thanks. Let's just hope condensation doesn't build up so much it drips on the bulb.
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^^^Thanks. Let's just hope condensation doesn't build up so much it drips on the bulb.
On my light it was just in the bottom from near the turn signal, so I think it'll be safe.
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you will want to make sure it doesnt do this during the real winter. my brothers old Suzuki used to do it and eventually that condensation turned into ice every morning... he had to scrape it off the inside as well as front because it took too long to just let it defrost.
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