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      01-10-2013, 08:55 AM   #23
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update after 3 weeks of driving it has not come back with the new light.
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      01-14-2013, 03:55 AM   #24
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it happens to me about 3 months ago on driver side as well. it eventually dries up but few days after, the lights when off and warnings pop up, which says

Adaptive headlights faulty
Turn indicator front right
Headlight vertical aim..

Soon i restart the car everything back to normal, but it happen 2/3 times then lights eventually gave up and I brought
led bulb my car to dealer and they replaced the headlight module. It resolve my problem until this morning .. the whole thing happens again

few hours ago left my car at the dealer, again.. and told them that the module replacement might only the effect of the real problem and told them to check further on this issue.
it is such a common problem and no one is able to find effective solution for it. I have faced it many a times and it realy troubles

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      01-21-2013, 05:44 PM   #25
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same issue, water on the driver side (right hand side) and only near the indicators, my car is booked in dealer agree this should not be the case, question did the water eventually disappear if so how long after?
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      01-21-2013, 07:57 PM   #26
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This happened with my 135i when it was fairly new. They promised it would go away and not come back. They were right, it never came back.
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      04-07-2013, 02:19 AM   #27
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when I read this post, I check mine as soon as possible. you know what happen? yes, there is water inside headlight after i drive at night. it always happens. i do not why, it always appears after driving. i am wondering, right now, do i need to report this to the dealer?. my car is like 6 months years old and now it has 2600 miles. both right and left are water inside headlight after i am driving at night. last but not least, i live in Seattle right now. it is around 15-20 degrees celcius at noon and below 15 degrees celcius at night.
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      04-07-2013, 06:53 AM   #28
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Wow, that sucks. Don't let a dealer tell you that "it will go away". Water inside a headlight is a quick way to speed up the process of a headlight losing its sharp clarity, i.e getting "yellowy" and fuzzy over time.

I had a Chevy Malibu that had this issue and GM replaced both headlights. It would be insanely unacceptable if BMW did anything but.
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      04-07-2013, 07:02 AM   #29
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You should have the dealer look at it so it will be on record.

Mine was never replaced and simply took about couple of months for the mist/moisture never re-appeared.




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when I read this post, I check mine as soon as possible. you know what happen? yes, there is water inside headlight after i drive at night. it always happens. i do not why, it always appears after driving. i am wondering, right now, do i need to report this to the dealer?. my car is like 6 months years old and now it has 2600 miles. both right and left are water inside headlight after i am driving at night. last but not least, i live in Seattle right now. it is around 15-20 degrees celcius at noon and below 15 degrees celcius at night.
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      04-07-2013, 08:57 PM   #30
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how can i show this to the dealer if there is no water inside the headlight? because it usually happens after raining.Do i just need to report this to the dealer just in case if it happens again?
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      04-07-2013, 09:15 PM   #31
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when I read this post, I check mine as soon as possible. you know what happen? yes, there is water inside headlight after i drive at night. it always happens. i do not why, it always appears after driving. i am wondering, right now, do i need to report this to the dealer?. my car is like 6 months years old and now it has 2600 miles. both right and left are water inside headlight after i am driving at night. last but not least, i live in Seattle right now. it is around 15-20 degrees celcius at noon and below 15 degrees celcius at night.
you should get them to change it that's, that is what I did and after the change it has never come back and it been over 3 months now.
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      04-07-2013, 09:16 PM   #32
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how can i show this to the dealer if there is no water inside the headlight? because it usually happens after raining.Do i just need to report this to the dealer just in case if it happens again?
use you phone to capture a image and video.
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      04-08-2013, 12:01 AM   #33
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I will take photo next time, i hope they change it. do i need to wait couple days until they change it?
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      04-09-2013, 01:13 PM   #34
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Me Too!!! How did you get your dealer to replace? Mine keeps saying it's not a mechanical issue and the lights are working fine otherwise. My issue is I paid 70k for this car and I want as little and avoidable mistakes as possible.
I didn't have to do anything other than tell them.

There is no conceivable way I would have been able to do it myself - it's a sealed unit and was on the lens, not the lightbulb.
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      05-28-2013, 08:33 PM   #36
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update: both my headlights are already changed by dealer, but not even a day, the foggy appears again. should I ask them again regarding this problem again? i am so sad about this news
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      05-28-2013, 08:35 PM   #37
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update: both my headlights are already changed by dealer, but not even a day, the foggy appears again. should I ask them again regarding this problem again? i am so sad about this news
drive it for a few months and then see. if still come back then take photos and show it to the dealers
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      05-28-2013, 11:29 PM   #38
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drive it for a few months and then see. if still come back then take photos and show it to the dealers
do you think it is normal? i am just curious.
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      05-28-2013, 11:53 PM   #39
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do you think it is normal? i am just curious.
Many say this is normal.
I think maybe it is normal, my car headlights is 6 months old now and it has never come back.
This has also happened to some of the HK F30 members too and after a few months of driving it had gone and never came back.
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      05-29-2013, 12:19 PM   #40
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Many say this is normal.
I think maybe it is normal, my car headlights is 6 months old now and it has never come back.
This has also happened to some of the HK F30 members too and after a few months of driving it had gone and never came back.
i just sent the dealer the information about the foggy headlight. Right now, I am still waiting for their opinion about this headlights. Since the headlight just got changed yesterday, I am really suprised about this. if they ask me to use my car for months again, I can accept that and if it does not have any change at all. i will ask them to change the headlight again. this problem happens to F30? woww, is something wrong with bmw?
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      05-29-2013, 10:39 PM   #41
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i just sent the dealer the information about the foggy headlight. Right now, I am still waiting for their opinion about this headlights. Since the headlight just got changed yesterday, I am really suprised about this. if they ask me to use my car for months again, I can accept that and if it does not have any change at all. i will ask them to change the headlight again. this problem happens to F30? woww, is something wrong with bmw?
They made a bad mistake in designing the lights with open holes in the bottom.
My 2 old E60 did not have this issue.
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      10-09-2013, 04:51 AM   #42
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This is happening on my new 14 M5 with the LEDs too. Not as bad as the OP though.
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      10-09-2013, 05:03 AM   #43
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This is happening on my new 14 M5 with the LEDs too. Not as bad as the OP though.
it will go away after a few months. if not get them to change it
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      10-09-2013, 09:22 AM   #44
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I had the same issue with my 528i LCI. I refused to take delivery until they agreed to change out the lights. They placed the order for the replacements before I signed the paperwork. Two days later, they dried up and never fogged up again. After a lot of reading and according to the owners manual, I figured that this was normal. A month later, the replacements came in, and the dealership replaced them anyway. When I went to pick up the car, the new ones were fogged worse than the originals. I wish that I had never gotten them changed now. The new housings dried up overnight, but I don't think that the new lights were adjusted correctly, because the driver side daytime running light seems to be much brighter than the passenger side (a friend noticed in the rearview mirror when I was following). I'll have them re-adjusted at my next service interval. It's frustrating because when you spend this much money on a vehicle, you expect near perfection (at least I do)...

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