Why is there condensation in the headlamps?
- Headlamps have vents to accommodate normal changes in air pressure. Condensation can be a natural by-product of this design. When moist air enters the lamp assembly through the vents, there is a possibility that condensation can occur when the temperature is cold. When normal condensation occurs, a fine mist can form on the interior of the lens. The fine mist eventually clears and exits through the vents during normal operation.
How much condensation is acceptable?
- The presence of a fine mist, for example no streaks, drip marks or large droplets. A fine mist covers less than 50% of the lens.
How long does it take for the acceptable condensation to clear?
- Clearing time can take as long as 48 hours under dry weather conditions.
How much condensation is unacceptable?
- A water puddle inside the lamp. Streaks, drip marks or large droplets present on the interior of the lens.
What should I do if unacceptable condensation is present?
- Have your vehicle checked as soon as possible.
Why do my headlamps turn off when I have them switched on when I switch my vehicle off?
- The battery saver turns the headlamps off after a short period of time after you switch your vehicle off.