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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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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 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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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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I have a 2015 R/T with less than 4,000 miles. A few weeks ago I noticed my driver side headlight would come on and then shut off. Took it into the dealership and they said the entire headlamp needed to be replaced. They replaced the headlamp and now I'm noticing condensation in it after washing the vehicle. The previous headlamp did NOT do this... the passenger headlamp doesn't do this and ALL of my previous Jeep Grand Cherokee's (I've had several, 2011, 2012(x2), and 2014) did NOT do this. I brought the Dodge into the dealership and they tried to tell me this is normal and they were taking no action. They recommended I call Chrysler HQ and complain, which I'm going to do. This is bullshit.

 

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I can say this as a Mazda rep. Most often than not, there is not a problem with the assembly but most often with the bulb not being seated correctly. I would remove the bulb, let it air out and reset the bulb into the headlamp and make sure it seats correctly.

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I can say this as a Mazda rep. Most often than not, there is not a problem with the assembly but most often with the bulb not being seated correctly. I would remove the bulb, let it air out and reset the bulb into the headlamp and make sure it seats correctly.

Chris
I'd imagine it's a cap on these lights that makes the seal, but I agree otherwise.
 

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I had the moisture in the lamps for about the 1st week or so, but haven't seen it since. Didn't cause any issues for me and it's been a year and a half...
 

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Headlight condensation problem

Hey everyone I just bought my Durango this week and I have really bad "fogging" on the inside of both my headlight lenses.

Anyone know what could be the problem?
 

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I wish I could have that kind of problem. California is experiencing the greatest drought in 500 years and we could use the moisture.

It is so bad that people are being *encouraged* to pee in the pool.
 

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I wish I could have that kind of problem. California is experiencing the greatest drought in 500 years and we could use the moisture.

It is so bad that people are being *encouraged* to pee in the pool.
Well, all the nasty humidity we have been experiencing could have sure fooled me. I can't stand this weather. I'd move back east if I wanted it.
 

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I had the same problem after having the passenger side assembly replaced during a collision repair. I pointed it out to the shop, who advised that some fogging can be normal. Fogging quickly turned to water within the light, which greatly concerned me. At this point Dodge has a new light on order with my name on it.
 
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