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hello all i picked up my new svtf on last wed and it had some moisture in the lights ans one went away and the pass side did bout becomes foggy after i park it sometimes? is the normal? i called the dealer he said its normal? what are your experiences? thanks.
 

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i've heared abou that a lot, but they should replace the light for you
 

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so then i take it it is a common problem then? where does the moisture come in from? and why does it do it on a new car? do all focuses have the problem or only the svt's thanks for the quick response.[:)]
 

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I'm guessing the seal around the light could be bad. My pass. side light sometimes fogs over, but that's the side the deer nicked.
 

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You shouldnt be getting any moisture in your headlights, if its still under warranty I would try to get them to re-seal it for you.
 

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Hmm, news to me. Never had a problem with moisture in the lens. Then again I live in sunny California and the car is parked inside a garage. [8D]

I did have this problem on my Escort when I first got it. Just turned out someone had not fastened the light bulbs tightly into their sockets, they were more or less sitting loose in the housing.
 

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When I purchased SVT (black) headlamps from a guy in Florida, they had moisture in them the first time it got damp up here in NY. I took the back covers off to replace the bulbs (to brighter ones) and let them sit open for about 6hrs. After that, no moisture has appeared in the lenses since. I imagine the seller had opened them up in Florida at some point and let in air that was more humid then that up here.

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My Neighbor had a Probe when I was younger. She had the same problem with her tailights...It always would fog up in the rain/humid weather...which in Michigan is common! I would go to the dealer and see if they would "reseal" it for you.

I haven't had that problem with my SVT though.[:D]
 

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my focus has moisture in the driver side headlight...worse is my passenger fog lamp. It burned out because the unit is half full of standing water. Ford is gonna get an earful. But I'll be sure to get em replaced under warranty. Also needing replacement is my passenger side oh shit handle - cause it friggin fell out. WTF - my car has 18500 on it
 

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My passenger side headlight did the same when I first bought the car. I brought it back to the dealer within a week and they changed it out. According to them, the seal was bad. That was about 4000 miles ago and they've been pretty good since. There was one occasion where it was really hot and humid during the day, cooled off dramatically within a few hours (and I washed the car) that it happened, but other than that...nothing. Take it back to the dealer, they should take care of it for you.
 

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thanks guys.
 

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unless the headlight is filled with a gas that has no moisture in it, it will fog eventually. whether it is sealed or not. condensation is normal. standing water is a bad seal. at least thats my take on it
 

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What about tiny beads of water on the inside of the lens? They only appear when it rains, and are dried out less than a day after it not raining...could that be a seal issue? And what is the danger to the bulbs with this?

EDIT: [:D] 50th post! wOOt!!
 

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Seal your headlights with silicone or have the dealer replace the headlights.
It's leaking and getting air inside the headlight casing, which causes condensation in cold weather.
 

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i spoke with the dealer he ordered me up one, i have a app to put it on next wed, but the damm moisture is going away now,its been there for a week and now it wants to play games. o well ill soak the light before i go up there. thanks for all the replies.
 

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Just put a cold rag on it and then turn on your lights. That should create some nice condensation.[:)]
 

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thanks for the tip will that work?[thumb]
 

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mine didn't have any moisture inside when they replaced it. I just said it went away. But yeah, that approach should work.
 
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