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Old 25-12-2010   #16
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Re: Condensation in both rear light clusters!

Just trying to make sense of this:

I also have condensation in my lights (rear only)

from what i've read am i correct in thinking: FIAT know about this and shall fix/replace it at the dealersip if we go to them??
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Re: Condensation in both rear light clusters!

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Just trying to make sense of this:

I also have condensation in my lights (rear only)

from what i've read am i correct in thinking: FIAT know about this and shall fix/replace it at the dealersip if we go to them??
I've had my rear lights replaced twice now and i've also had condensation in the drivers side side indicator and the drivers side front fog light and i'm not impressed. Last time the dealer replaced the rear lights, when i went to pick my car up, they had misted up and so i handed them the keys back!

It's all under warranty and Fiat have issued a Service Bulletin for the rear lights to be replaced so it's all covered. The dealer will sort it out for you at no charge. Just kepp taking it back if it keeps happening!
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Re: Condensation in both rear light clusters!

Is this condensation a problem? like will it affect anything?

Personally right now im not too bothered by it, usually (as far as im aware) disappears once i turn on lights etc but if its going to cause problems later on then ill get it sorted
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Re: Condensation in both rear light clusters!

Just thought i would update after my update about my repair to my rear lights. It has not work, first sight of rain today and first time I looked really, and BAM condensation. So will be going to fiat dealer tomoro for some strong words.

I will update the update when I have more
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Re: Condensation in both rear light clusters!

I have same problem pay 15 grand for a car and rear light fill with condensation fiat customer services are one big joke!! Ive been told by tech engineer from fiat us who visited my car for engine noise that its the design of the lamps there supposed to fill up and then vent out inside the car ?

Load of crap if you ask me what about all the water staining on the inside of the clear lens????

Anyone had theres rectified yet???
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I have same problem pay 15 grand for a car and rear light fill with condensation fiat customer services are one big joke!! Ive been told by tech engineer from fiat us who visited my car for engine noise that its the design of the lamps there supposed to fill up and then vent out inside the car ?

Load of crap if you ask me what about all the water staining on the inside of the clear lens????

Anyone had theres rectified yet???
My rear lights have now been replaced 3 times and they are still misting up inside. I have had nothing but problems wit my Evo since day 1 and i am appalled at Fiat's shoddy customer service. My local dealer is aware of the problems i have had with the rear lights and they have replaced them 3 times and now they want photographic evidence that they are misting up!

So now i have to send photos to Fiat to prove i have condensation in the rear lights even though the dealer is aware of the problems Evo owners are having. I personally think that because i am quite picky (and i think i have the right to be after spending 16k on a new car!!) that they think i'm trying it on!

It'll keep going back in for new lights until it's been sorted although it's the hassle of dropping the car off each time! It'd be nice to hear if anyone has had a decent fix.
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Re: Condensation in both rear light clusters!

Well I have been back twice to get replacments and both times it failed to fix it, took it back yesturday and my dealer said they will contact fiat. I got a call today saying that fiat were not aware of a proplem with the rear lights on my car chassis number so asked if I can take it to the garage to take photos. Later today I got another phone call saying fiat are sending a special technician on tuesday to come look at my car.

So we shall see.



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Re: Condensation in both rear light clusters!

In my car also,both rear light clusters seem to have condensation periodically.I've also had problem with the co-driver's indicator light which had water in it, but it was changed and the problem solved.
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Re: Condensation in both rear light clusters!

Update on my fiat tech guy visit.

They came look at my car, they brought with them a new set of rear lights that they had tested to not have condensation in them and replaced my current rear lights with these.

So I thought oh great fixed after my 3rd time trying. BUT not, got in the car this morning (was raining) and there was nothing, as soon as I got to uni, there was condensation.

So phoned them dealer up who are going to contact fiat again.
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Re: Condensation in both rear light clusters!

Just had a phone another phone call from dealer.

They said that fiat have no idea what the problem is as they gave me a set of lights that were tested. (clearly not very well).

So I now have to prove to the dealer that there is condensation within the light. So next time I go past and it has condensation I will show them.

3rd time they have tried and failed to fix it.
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Re: Condensation in both rear light clusters!

I was having a flick through the owner’s manual last night and came across a paragraph that states that it is normal for the inside of the lights to mist up at times, the only time that it is a cause for concern is if you can see actual droplets of water within the light, only at that point does this then become an issue.
Hope that puts a lot of your minds at rest .

Just a pity that Fiat couldn’t remember and tell people this when they have been reporting it as an issue… would save a lot of bother!
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I was having a flick through the owner’s manual last night and came across a paragraph that states that it is normal for the inside of the lights to mist up at times, the only time that it is a cause for concern is if you can see actual droplets of water within the light, only at that point does this then become an issue.
Hope that puts a lot of your minds at rest .

Just a pity that Fiat couldn’t remember and tell people this when they have been reporting it as an issue… would save a lot of bother!
nice one I won't bother moaning about mine then
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Re: Condensation in both rear light clusters!

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I was having a flick through the owner’s manual last night and came across a paragraph that states that it is normal for the inside of the lights to mist up at times, the only time that it is a cause for concern is if you can see actual droplets of water within the light, only at that point does this then become an issue.
Hope that puts a lot of your minds at rest .

Just a pity that Fiat couldn’t remember and tell people this when they have been reporting it as an issue… would save a lot of bother!
At times yes, not all the time, but usually the heat of the bulbs will get rid of that condensation.

However we have LED's which would never achieve this heated effect and therefor we will never have a clear light, I always have condensation in mine.
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At times yes, not all the time, but usually the heat of the bulbs will get rid of that condensation.

However we have LED's which would never achieve this heated effect and therefor we will never have a clear light, I always have condensation in mine.
I didn't notice any misting on mine until the weather changed tbh

I'm not worried after reading that, if I see droplets in there ill get it sorted but for spots of mist I'll leave it!
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Re: Condensation in both rear light clusters!

I'm still being fussy and complaining about it still. I don't know of any other cars that have this, I could be wrong but still.

I never bought my car with the added condensation option !

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