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fog light - condensation - remove and fix or replace?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by munchkincoupe, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. munchkincoupe
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    munchkincoupe Member

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    I've got a 2004 3dr 2.0tdi sport and I've got moisture / condensation in both of my front fog lights. Do I just replace them or will it happen again? Can I remove mine and clean them up and re-seal them? If it is best to just replace them does anyone have the part number and/or which other models of A3 or Audi cars will have the exact same fog light units so that I can trawl some breakers

    Thanks for any help
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    what about leaving them on for a while? that normally works for me, or does it keep coming back?
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    TBH, they will just do it again for what ever reason they did it in the 1st place. You could remove & try to find why leaking just in case its a misplaced seal.
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    Khufu is right - it just happens for whatever reason ! When mine did it first time I spent ages dismantling the unit , drying out with a hairdryer, re-sealing the lens etc. etc. and it still happens.

    Just have to live with it I'm afraid but it doesn't affect the performance of the light.
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    Thanks fellas - that saves me a job then :)

    It does dissipate when light is on
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