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Steaming up headlights

firstglass Oct 4, 2010

  1. firstglass

    firstglass New Member

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

    nally MPG the new BPH

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    shoulnt be happening at all unless they are cheap upgraded parts. its still warrenty go see audi.
     
  3. scottie123

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    All of them?
     
  4. Scott

    Scott Well-Known Member

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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?
     
  5. Jonay

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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!
     
  6. Scott

    Scott Well-Known Member

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    Please let me know if anyone gets it fixed under warranty as I'll get mine done!
     
  7. firstglass

    firstglass New Member

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    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
     
  8. S3RYE

    S3RYE Interior Next!!

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    i have same problem... i also have dust behind the glass on my instrument cluster which is very very :banghead:
     
  9. Scott

    Scott Well-Known Member

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  10. nally

    nally MPG the new BPH

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    why are the older a3s ok?
     
  11. Stiggles

    Stiggles Top Gear!

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    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
     
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2010
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    sub39h Active Member

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    dealerships treat you differently when you buy an £80k car compared to when you buy a £20k one.

    you guys absolutely must get this repaired under warranty. i've been disappointed with Audi's build quality of late
     
  13. Scott

    Scott Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  14. DSG TDI

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    Yeh id get them sorted thats stupid from a new £23k 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.
     
  15. JCS3

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    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..
     
  16. Scott

    Scott Well-Known Member

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    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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