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#1 robpink

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Posted 07 January 2007 - 05:58 PM

after wet weather n/s headlight lens has condensation along the bottom 2 inches or so(not enough for water to collect inside),this disappears after a day or 2, anything to worry about??
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#2 MrAvant

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Posted 07 January 2007 - 06:34 PM

I would take it to the stealer to replace the headlight.
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#3 UBM

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Posted 07 January 2007 - 07:09 PM

Leave the engine running and the lights on full beam. The heat will dry them out. There are ventilation holes to let water vapur out on the headlight unit.

#4 SamD

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Posted 07 January 2007 - 07:11 PM

Typically the dealer will tell you to do what UBM has said, and if it dries out in 45 minutes or so it is normal. If it doesn't clear after doing this then they might replace it /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/169144-ok.gif

#5 kenny_boon

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Posted 07 January 2007 - 07:12 PM

as long as its just misting it will go away as UBM says. its normal and not a problem.

if you get water beads/drops then this will be replaced under warranty /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

#6 CabGirl

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Posted 07 January 2007 - 07:13 PM

Both of my fronts get condensation if it's cold. They're clear by the morning.
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#7 UBM

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Posted 07 January 2007 - 07:15 PM

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Both of my fronts get condensation if it's cold. They're clear by the morning.

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#8 robpink

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Posted 07 January 2007 - 07:19 PM

thanks chaps, will try the full beam dry-out thing next time
B8 S4q S-Tronic 333
B7 3.0 TDIq Tip 233 S-Line(quick)
B7 3.0 TDIq Tip 204 S-Line (written off)
B6 2.5 TDIq Tip 180 SE (gone but not forgotten)
B5 F/L 1.9 TDI Tip 115 SE(gone)
B5 1.9 TDI 110 SE(long gone)




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