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    Steaming up headlights

    Hi all, im getting my headlamps and foglights steaming up after it rains, or wash the car, anyone else had this- 58plate

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    shoulnt be happening at all unless they are cheap upgraded parts. its still warrenty go see audi.


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    I have the same mate, 09 A3. The inside of the headlights is clearly stained with water marks. Audi refuse to do anything, saying that if I can ever SEE water inside the headlight, to take it to them immediately and get it photographed by their warranty manager, but unless there's WATER in them, not steam/marks, then jack they can do - would love to hear from another dealer about that. I'm guessing yours are the facelift LED/Xenon lights, same as mine?

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    Yeah, I've noticed I've got dust (not quite the same, but same principle) and I'd like to know how to get em cleaned!
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    Please let me know if anyone gets it fixed under warranty as I'll get mine done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottie123 View Post
    All of them?
    Yes, both headlams, and both foglights.
    Not had time to go to dealer yet, but as soon as it does it again, i will photograph and post it

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    i have same problem... i also have dust behind the glass on my instrument cluster which is very very
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    I've took some photos of mine tonight & gonna push it with Audi UK to see what I get back. Can you guys take some pics of yours too please?

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    why are the older a3s ok?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott View Post
    Please let me know if anyone gets it fixed under warranty as I'll get mine done!
    My dad had this problem on his RS6 just shortly after getting it, audi fixed it there and then only took a few days IIRC

    EDIT: also on my new headlights this happened for the first few days i think its gone now
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stiggles View Post
    My dad had this problem on his RS6 just shortly after getting it, audi fixed it there and then only took a few days IIRC

    EDIT: also on my new headlights this happened for the first few days i think its gone now
    dealerships treat you differently when you buy an Ł80k car compared to when you buy a Ł20k one.

    you guys absolutely must get this repaired under warranty. i've been disappointed with Audi's build quality of late
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    I've sent an e-mail to Jeremy Hicks and he personally responded this morning saying they'd look into it.

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    Yeh id get them sorted thats stupid from a new Ł23k car and when warrenty runs out and m.o.t time comes you will have to replace all affected lights out of your own pocket which i expect will be at least 1k.

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    misting

    It's happenened to me..
    It is mentioned in the handbook as a result of moisture, and it does clear up, so I wouldn't worry..

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCS3 View Post
    It's happenened to me..
    It is mentioned in the handbook as a result of moisture, and it does clear up, so I wouldn't worry..
    Mine has been there for many months, so I wonder how long it takes to clear up? Also the inside is actually stained as a result of dirty water I'd imagine, it's not just misted, as that would be ok. I don't see this sort of thing on any other 'premium' car, or at least I haven't noticed it.

 

 

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