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Xenon/LED Headlight Help

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by TFSI Sport, Nov 6, 2010.

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    MY11 Sport has the optional Xenon/LED headlights but I have just noticed allot of condensation in both lights is this normal? It also appears in both fog lights even when they are off?:sos:
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    In the handbook it says it is normal for this to happen, but if it is a lot then I am not so sure. I have had this on a lot of cars previously, and usually it comes and goes and does not affect the lights at all.
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    Cheers mate makes me feel a little better was a pretty wet day today so this could explain why it was more than normal.
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    your lights are like that because they are leaking as in they are not air tight and you are getting condensation. i have the back of my headlights off and they never steam up now. i have posted this before and got mixed reviews but i believe in what i can see and it works for my lights.
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    Same for me - looks to be a problem but isn't and just comes and goes at random !
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    mine did it all the time untill i took the backs off.. 1 back off each light..
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    Can't do that with fogs though ?!!!! :huh:
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    i took my fogs out and drilled 2 small holes on the underneath of them ..
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    Must have been bad for you to do that !

    Only happens on a few occasions for me so wouldn't like to drill holes in them just for the odd time.
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    my fogs were like that all the time and my headlights sometimes. like i say some people disagree but action speaks louder than words and my lights are fine now..
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    Dead right mate - glad you got it sorted.

    What year car is it ?
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    So am I right in thinking the Headlights are normal but the fogs leaking?
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    02 a4 b6 mate.
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    they are all supposed to be air tight. it doesnt happen to all cars so its not normal..
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    Most A3's have got it sorted now. If it happens it's not often and doesn't last long.
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    thers nothing worse than having the car washed and polished then you look at your fogged up lights. it drives me nuts lol..
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    :yes:
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