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    Moisture inside the headlights

    I'm not sure if this is normal or if it is a result water condensation on a hot area. I first noticed it after driving home and having a rainstorm hit. As I got out I noticed the cloudiness of moisture. The second time was yesterday. i drove home had dinner then went outside to wash the lovebugs off my car. Bam! More moisture. Both times the lights were warm from use and both times they got fogged up. Later it was gone. I guess it could be normal condensation like on a cold glass on a hot day but shouldn't a headlight be a sealed unit that has no moisture inside? Anyone else having this issue?
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    I have had that too a few times.it clears itself up and I can't see any actual drops of water ,only a fog. Mine did it when it was being washed.it hasn't happened for a while.I mentioned it to Dodge and they didn't seem concerned. I keep an eye on it. It might be our HIGH HUMIDITY locations where we are at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lobstah Slayah View Post
    I'm not sure if this is normal or if it is a result water condensation on a hot area. I first noticed it after driving home and having a rainstorm hit. As I got out I noticed the cloudiness of moisture. The second time was yesterday. i drove home had dinner then went outside to wash the lovebugs off my car. Bam! More moisture. Both times the lights were warm from use and both times they got fogged up. Later it was gone. I guess it could be normal condensation like on a cold glass on a hot day but shouldn't a headlight be a sealed unit that has no moisture inside? Anyone else having this issue?
    Had the same issue with mine when I 1st got it, but it went away after time. Dealer said it primarily had to do with the amt of heat that the HIDs produced - it happens on a lot of their cars apparently (300Cs particularly) if you do some google searches on it.
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    I had this in a few different vehicles that had this and the assemblies were replaced under warranty, I can't stand when there is moisture in the light assembly.

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    I also have encountered this, but on the driver's side only. 3k miles so far, so I will definitely bring it to the dealer for a look. I am concerned that it will eventually have water sitting in the bottom of the unit.

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    Sounds like the factory seal between clear plastic and the rear housing is not good...
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    Let it dry out and check the seals on the caps or whatever on the lights. If it keeps getting moisture inside have the dealer replace it. Moisture can degrade the reflective surface in the projectors and it isn't exactly good for bulbs either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dizzyD View Post
    Sounds like the factory seal between clear plastic and the rear housing is not good...
    Curious about this - the Service guy mentioned that the lenses vented to let heat out - don't know if that is only on those with HIDs or all 2014 Ds. Then again, he could have just been feeding me a heaping pile of horsesh*t
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    There usually are some sorts of vents in headlights, but they're meant to keep moisture out. The problem with projectors is that the heat is concentrated in one place, which creates differential temperatures in the light, which can create condensation.
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    just returned from the dealer today - had the tranny TSB done. They washed my car, then I noticed the fog/moisture - not a happy camper. I turned about and approached my dealership contact. He pulled up a tsb online stating that dodge recognizes the problem. They will only do repair work on it, if it's actually beeding up with water droplets - IE not just fog alone. They also state that if the fog disappears after 20mins, then it's OK, no need to do anything. They also referenced their is venting to let heat out. Not sure myself. ALso, not very happy about condensation building up in there. I suppose I will watch it too - however there is a TSB on it and consumers have 'bitched' about it.....

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