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Re: Headlight with moisture (condensation inside)

thanks u Gus9890... let see how the dealer solver the problem, hope they can fix it
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Re: Headlight with moisture (condensation inside)

This is absolutely not normal. Its a symptom of failure of the headlamp's seals. It happening on an 11 year old WJ and on a brand new WK2 are two totally different things. "Drilling a hole" may be a solution on an old vehicle that is long out of warranty, but the dealer needs to replace these headlamps under warranty...and keep replacing them until you get a set that doesn't fog.

No headlamp should fog up inside.
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Re: Headlight with moisture (condensation inside)

It is a normal issue with assemblies that have bad seals. I've been working on vehicles for 23 yrs., all over the US and overseas, and I've seen this issue happen quite a bit on stock and after market headlight assemblies. From old classics to just off the lot, affordable and luxury vehicles. If it's got a bad seal, there will be condensation, period. They either get a lot of condensation or the assemblies get a film over them which makes it hard for the light to shine through. You definitely do not keep going to a dealer and getting them replaced each time until you get a set that works.
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Re: Headlight with moisture (condensation inside)

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Re: Headlight with moisture (condensation inside)

Absolutely NOT NORMAL and not ok.

Is a warranty issue.

Under no circumstances should moisture appear within the headlight. As other people have correctly stated, it is a failure of the sealing system. The likely cause is incorrectly fitted rubber seals around the bulb access area.

Once the headlight has moisture within it, it is only a matter of time before the chrome plating begins to flake off.

DO NOT drill holes in your new Jeep! Then you will definately not get a warranty because they will say that you have ****ed with it!
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Re: Headlight with moisture (condensation inside)

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It is a normal issue with assemblies that have bad seals.
Right...and a $45,000 car should not have headlamp assemblies that have bad seals.

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If it's got a bad seal, there will be condensation, period.
Right...we agree the headlights are bad.

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You definitely do not keep going to a dealer and getting them replaced each time until you get a set that works.
Um...absolutely I do when i spend FORTY FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS on something. If a component is faulty, as you have admitted these headlights are, then I will take it to the dealer and have them replace the headlights until I get a set that works, they give me a new Jeep, or they give me my FORTY FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS back. If I go through a dozen headlamp assemblies to find a set that works, then thats fine. Jeep's dime not mine.
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Re: Headlight with moisture (condensation inside)

Gus9890 I agree with you ... it is not normal ... keep replacing until you dont have the issue. No one should have to drill anything on a new car IMHO.
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Re: Headlight with moisture (condensation inside)

Just noticed mine today time for a dealer trip.... this is my second wk2 ... 1st one never had 2 wet headlights... although it had one tail light with moisture
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Re: Headlight with moisture (condensation inside)

Older Land Rovers had a venting system for their foglights and headlights. There were two tubes, one on the bottom and one on the top, to provide a way for moisture to escape from the headlamp. Just FYI.
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Re: Headlight with moisture (condensation inside)

I vented the old headlights on my Jeep by drilling a very small hole................then a couple of years later, the lens on the inside started to get very dirty, hazy, and packed with grime.

I do not recommend it. It is only a quick fix.
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I vented the old headlights on my Jeep by drilling a very small hole................then a couple of years later, the lens on the inside started to get very dirty, hazy, and packed with grime.

I do not recommend it. It is only a quick fix.
Maybe that's why the Land Rover assemblies had tubes on them. . . .
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Maybe that's why the Land Rover assemblies had tubes on them. . . .
.....and so do our WK's.
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