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Old 05-13-2010, 03:48 AM   #1
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Moisture in my headlights?!

so im at the gas station and walking back towards my car and i notice a foggy haze on the INSIDE of my headlight (halos) in a U shape maybe two inches in height that starts at the very bottom of the headlight... now the weather is cool and we've been getting alot of rain but is this a problem or is it just going to go away?
im assuming if there is moisture in there its not going to come out?
anyone have this happen?
does it stay?
will it go away?
im worried
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Old 05-13-2010, 05:29 AM   #2
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As long as you didnt do anything (mods) to the headlight....this should not be happening. Take it to the dealer.
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Old 05-13-2010, 05:35 AM   #3
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havent touched a thing on my car yet (soon to change) except the addition of the hockey stripes....
i'll check it in the morning and see what it looks like... i hate bringing her back to the dealer
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Old 05-13-2010, 09:55 PM   #4
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should not happen - -suspect a bad seal. It's a warrantable item, so stop by your dealer - they will take care of you!

Our apologies - we don't ever want you to have to take a car back for something like this.
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Old 05-13-2010, 10:40 PM   #5
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Mine is doing this too!

Just on the driver side. Guess I will take it in.
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Old 05-13-2010, 10:40 PM   #6
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should not happen - -suspect a bad seal. It's a warrantable item, so stop by your dealer - they will take care of you!

Our apologies - we don't ever want you to have to take a car back for something like this.
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Old 08-30-2014, 03:09 PM   #7
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Anyone else have this problem ? Or know what the fix was ? Mine is doing the same thing, and I'm wondering if I can buy a new headlight assembly ? Also, that headlight is burnt out, and I'm wondering if it's burnt out because water is getting in there ? I'd hate to buy a new bulb and it burns out in a week from water ?


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Old 08-30-2014, 07:21 PM   #8
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Anyone else have this problem ? Or know what the fix was ? Mine is doing the same thing, and I'm wondering if I can buy a new headlight assembly ? Also, that headlight is burnt out, and I'm wondering if it's burnt out because water is getting in there ? I'd hate to buy a new bulb and it burns out in a week from water ?
The fix is replacing the head light, no other way to fix it.

The housing is leaking because it's the seal is broken or the bulb is backed out possibly and not sealing against the housing.
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Old 08-30-2014, 07:33 PM   #9
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The fix is replacing the head light, no other way to fix it.

The housing is leaking because it's the seal is broken or the bulb is backed out possibly and not sealing against the housing.
Thanks. Is this a common problem ? Or am I in the minority ?

Also, are there any other super common issues with the 2010's ? I know every car has it's small problems, and usually on a forum everyone is well aware and they are dealt with fairly easily..

Anything else to watch for on a 2010 ?

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Old 08-30-2014, 07:38 PM   #10
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Best price I found is around $400 YIKES

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2010-2011-20...p2054897.l5659

Anyone know a cheaper place to order from ?
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Old 08-30-2014, 07:44 PM   #11
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I had moisture in my tail light took it to the dealer and replaced it with no questions. Definitely let them deal with it no reason to spend your own money
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Old 08-30-2014, 08:40 PM   #12
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Thats actually a pretty good price Brand New at $394...
Just take the headlight out and try to locate the leak.
Grab some crystal clear outdoor grade silicone and seal the lens again to the housing.
check that the hid cover is on the back tightly and gasket is good. Same with turn signal bulb.

thats alot of moisture inside so its probally the hid cover or turn signal cover.

did you wash the car and it looked like that after.
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Old 08-30-2014, 09:05 PM   #13
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I had moisture in my tail light took it to the dealer and replaced it with no questions. Definitely let them deal with it no reason to spend your own money
Hey, I just bought the car yesterday, and it's a 2010, so I believe the 3 yr / 36,000 mile is up because of the age, it only has 29,000

So I'm assuming warranty is over ? and I bought it 3 hours away from a mom and pop dealer , doubt they will eat the cost of fixing it.
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Old 08-30-2014, 09:08 PM   #14
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Thats actually a pretty good price Brand New at $394...
Just take the headlight out and try to locate the leak.
Grab some crystal clear outdoor grade silicone and seal the lens again to the housing.
check that the hid cover is on the back tightly and gasket is good. Same with turn signal bulb.

thats alot of moisture inside so its probally the hid cover or turn signal cover.

did you wash the car and it looked like that after.
When I got to the dealer, I noticed it, but thought it wasn't a big deal , I've had headlights with moisture before, never really cared.

but on the drive home, I realized the headlight was burnt out , so that sucks.

I'm worried about buying a new headlight, only to have it fry from water getting in. .

I think I am going to just pull the headlight assembly out, and use clear caulk on it, and try to re-seal it, and buy a new bulb .. .. then later, if I have to buy a new one


Do you know how to pull the headlight assembly, does the front fascia have to come off ?
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Old 08-30-2014, 09:12 PM   #15
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Take it to the dealership and have them replace it, it should take about 1-4 hours depending on the dealership having a body shop. Also, you might have to wait a week or two because of the part being on order.
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Old 08-30-2014, 09:47 PM   #16
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Do you know how to pull the headlight assembly, does the front fascia have to come off ?
The front fascia definitely has to come off. It's not hard to get it off though. You really need 2 people to handle it and a soft place to put it, so you don't scuff it up.
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Old 08-30-2014, 09:55 PM   #17
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Thanks. Is this a common problem ? Or am I in the minority ?

Also, are there any other super common issues with the 2010's ? I know every car has it's small problems, and usually on a forum everyone is well aware and they are dealt with fairly easily..

Anything else to watch for on a 2010 ?

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The early '10s were famous for the rear spoilers coming loose. I'd think that they were all fixed by now or the spoilers would have fallen off. Is yours a stick or auto? Some of the early TR6060s had defective output shafts, but again, if it hasn't broken by now, it's probably not going to.
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Old 08-30-2014, 10:33 PM   #18
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Anything else to watch for on a 2010 ?
Oh, I saw your car in another thread. You've got a V6. You don't have a TR6060, even if you do have a manual.
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Old 08-30-2014, 11:19 PM   #19
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Ya the front fascia must come off to remove the headlight. But you can access from under the hood the headlight bulb and turn signal bulb. Maybe they forgot to put the haedlight bulb cap on because thats alot of water in there and looks like maybe some access hole is open.

if you just bought it then it should come with some type of warranty. But in my state that would be a safety fail and i wouldnt get a safety inspection for moisture in the headlight.

plus with it being used maybe the previous owner opened the lights up for aftermarket lighting and didnt seal them good?
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Old 08-31-2014, 02:12 AM   #20
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Myself and my brother have 2010s neither have had headlight moisture issues, so I don't think it's a common issue.

I don't have HIDs in mine though, my brother does.
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I actually just replaced my headlight for leaking and hazing over.
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Old 08-31-2014, 08:50 PM   #22
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I actually just replaced my headlight for leaking and hazing over.
Was it under warranty ? If not, what was the total bill if you don't mind me asking ? So I have an idea of what to expect.
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Old 09-01-2014, 06:32 PM   #23
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This happened to mine. I had to replace it. My dealer was an a** about it so I never went back to deal with them and went ahead and got a refurbished one.
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After certain types of weather instances such as very quick shifts in humidity and dry air, a minimal fogging up of the headlamp is normal. It should go away shortly after or once the headlights are turned on. These are vented headlight systems, afterall. They aren't 100% sealed.

Heavy condensation like what is shown in the pics is not normal.
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Old 09-04-2014, 12:20 PM   #25
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Looks like the dealer is going to pay half of the cost of assembly and labor .. works for me. going aftermarket headlight assembly for $500 and around $250 labor I believe, and I will be paying half that ...

Thats better than nothing .
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