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#1 Clarky2013

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 08:02 PM

Just noticed condensation on the inside of both my front headlights this evening, am I right in thinking this shouldn't happen? Car is only 3 months old, does anyone have any advice on what to do?



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#2 wase16ll

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 08:06 PM

take it back, something isnt sealed properly to allow water in to them...over time it will discolour the reflectors



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Posted 28 October 2013 - 10:05 PM

Ok thanks,  I will call Ford in the morning. Did read a post on here about condensation is expected and it should disappear with the lights on after 30 mins, not sure if that is the case or not



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Posted 28 October 2013 - 10:10 PM

other owners on here might be better informed but to me that isnt right..but maybe a harmless quirk on this model



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Posted 29 October 2013 - 08:45 AM

Some light condensation IS normal because the headlight units are vented to allow for changes in air pressure and temperature. See page 49 of your manual (Lighting) for full details of what is acceptable.



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Posted 29 October 2013 - 11:39 AM

Due to all the wet weather and moisture in the air at the moment, there is a good chance of misting anywhere around the car.

 

Id try having the lights on to see if that dries out the lens first, and check the back of the light to see if there are vent holes to allow air flow. If there are, make sure they are clean and not blocked.

 

If that doesnt cure the problem, then it may be worth having a word with the garage you got it from.



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Posted 29 October 2013 - 12:17 PM

It is likely to happen if your car isn't garaged.

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 04:04 PM

yep!



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