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Old 26-09-2018   #1
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Headlight condensation

Hi,
I've a 2017 Tipo, and now the cooler weather is approaching, I've noticed condensation on the inside of the o/s headlight cover (n/s is ok).
There's a scratch on the outside of the cover, but I'm pretty sure that it hasn't transgressed all the way through.
When I've experienced this problem on other (earlier) vehicles it's been straightforward to resolve by removing the headlight cover and then drying out the inside with a hairdryer. However I can't see an easy way of doing this on this model. Can anyone point me in the right direction, please?
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Old 26-09-2018   #2
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Re: Headlight condensation

Run with your lights on for half an hour. When you get home remove the bulb for an hour or two and replace it. This will dry the light unit out if its a dry day. If it returns you need a new headlight as the seal on the lens has probably failed. Make sure the rubber bulb cover is fitted correctly as this could also let in water.
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Re: Headlight condensation

My brand new 68 plate Tipo has a little misting around the edges of the headlight lenses a few times a week, particularly after driving in rain, but not exclusively. It's not enough to concern me, but if it gets worse as the weather gets cooler then I'll mention it when booking the first service.

If it gets dramatically worse & the unit begins to run with condensation I'll be asking for new headlight units/seals under warranty. I won't be fixing it myself having paid for a brand new car.
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Re: Headlight condensation

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Run with your lights on for half an hour. When you get home remove the bulb for an hour or two and replace it. This will dry the light unit out if its a dry day. If it returns you need a new headlight as the seal on the lens has probably failed. Make sure the rubber bulb cover is fitted correctly as this could also let in water.
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