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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%
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Old 07-15-2013, 09:47 AM   #21
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Curious to see if any one with the chrome/base headlights has the same problem? It's the same design, right?
I'm curious about that too. Other than the chrome vs. black finish, it is the same design. Of course, black and chrome finishes could reflect the radiant heat differently (absorb vs. reflect, respectively).
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Old 07-15-2013, 02:38 PM   #22
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I have not had that problem at all, but I have fixed an issue like that on a Ford minivan. If you get a bowl with soap and water and then 1000,15000,and 2000 grit sand paper that should help a lot. Dip the sandpaper in the water and scrub with each for about 5 minutes. That usually gets the bulk of it out. Then if you have an electric buffer you can throw some wax on it and it will help even more.
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Old 07-15-2013, 02:45 PM   #23
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I have not had that problem at all, but I have fixed an issue like that on a Ford minivan. If you get a bowl with soap and water and then 1000,15000,and 2000 grit sand paper that should help a lot. Dip the sandpaper in the water and scrub with each for about 5 minutes. That usually gets the bulk of it out. Then if you have an electric buffer you can throw some wax on it and it will help even more.
The issue is on the inside of the lens, like it is getting very hot in a specific place above the blub.

(is anyone reading the posts in the thread? lol)
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Old 07-15-2013, 10:29 PM   #24
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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.
I don't recall mine starting to go bad that early, so maybe keep an eye on them?

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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.
I'm 99% sure they stay on; could be part of the Canadian DRL setup?

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I have not had that problem at all, but I have fixed an issue like that on a Ford minivan. If you get a bowl with soap and water and then 1000,15000,and 2000 grit sand paper that should help a lot. Dip the sandpaper in the water and scrub with each for about 5 minutes. That usually gets the bulk of it out. Then if you have an electric buffer you can throw some wax on it and it will help even more.
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The issue is on the inside of the lens, like it is getting very hot in a specific place above the blub.

(is anyone reading the posts in the thread? lol)
Again, as mac.mogul pointed out, this refers to damage inside the lens. Not outside.

I'm noticing a few people are noting no problems with the combo of no 3M and new bulbs. That's reassuring.
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Old 07-16-2013, 12:27 AM   #25
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The little spot on my parking lights looks almost exactly like yours, however, not as bad. I noticed it about a month ago when I was changing my bulbs from Leds back to the stock ones. I changed my stock bulbs to Leds almost immediately after I got the car, but after getting pulled over for them, I changed them back to the stock ones temporarily. After having the stock ones in for about a month is when I noticed the cloudiness on the lights. Do you think Ford would give us new headlights based on the small area of haze?
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The little spot on my parking lights looks almost exactly like yours, however, not as bad. I noticed it about a month ago when I was changing my bulbs from Leds back to the stock ones. I changed my stock bulbs to Leds almost immediately after I got the car, but after getting pulled over for them, I changed them back to the stock ones temporarily. After having the stock ones in for about a month is when I noticed the cloudiness on the lights. Do you think Ford would give us new headlights based on the small area of haze?
Care to share some pictures? I'm waiting to hear back from Parts about getting replacements under warranty for my car.
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Old 07-16-2013, 01:19 AM   #27
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I haven't taken any pictures of them yet and I am currently away on vacation. Im also curious if I should swap out my LED lights to the factory ones so they don't try to tell me that the LEDs caused it.
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Old 07-16-2013, 08:26 AM   #28
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2012 Titanium with stock everything. I noticed this on my passenger side headlight as well, same spot, although mine seems to be a little bit worse than yours... strangely my driver side doesn't seem to have much of a spot at all. Will let mine get a little worse so they have little choice but to fix it.
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...I'm waiting to hear back from Parts about getting replacements under warranty for my car.
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I haven't taken any pictures of them yet and I am currently away on vacation. Im also curious if I should swap out my LED lights to the factory ones so they don't try to tell me that the LEDs caused it.
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2012 Titanium with stock everything. I noticed this on my passenger side headlight as well, same spot, although mine seems to be a little bit worse than yours...
Hi Twenty, Michaelc1220, and Kazaam.

I recommend having your dealers take a look at your lights to diagnose the problem. If you still need assistance after that, let me know!

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Old 07-16-2013, 07:00 PM   #30
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I recommend we do an even swap. Me stock SE lights, for your defective Ti lights..
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