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      Headlight fogging

      Folks,

      I got my V60CC delivered yesterday and washed and detailed it this afternoon. During the pre-wash rinse, I noticed that both headlights were fogging up inside. I did not use a power washer. Just a garden hose and nozzle.

      Anyone has had this? I have never seen this phenomenon with my past cars.

      I will contact my dealer tomorrow for sure.

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      Moisture condensation on the inner surface of a headlight housing is not impossible. While it doesn't hurt to ask the dealer, there may or may not be an issue with the particular headlight housing in your vehicle. Automotive headlight housings are generally designed with ventilation ports, but there can be conditions where condensation can occur. It shouldn't be permanent though.
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      I only had this happen when the housing is Cracked or when the bulbs are not seated correctly. I see no reason is why D should be vented and any moisture buildup inside will create premature failure on the bulb. Talk to a dealership but this should not happen. I’m not however headlights manufacturing expert speaking from other car and mechanical experience.

      Please let us know what will the dealership responds with.
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      The fogging has disappeared. I am not sure how quickly as I was busy washing and detailing the car. I will contact the dealer and let you know what they say. The car has been properly prepped for winter. I am glad that I got it yesterday and had one last warm day today to hand wash it

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      Quote Originally Posted by jaep View Post
      The fogging has disappeared. I am not sure how quickly as I was busy washing and detailing the car. I will contact the dealer and let you know what they say. The car has been properly prepped for winter. I am glad that I got it yesterday and had one last warm day today to hand wash it
      That’s super my luck is normally the opposite LOL keep us posted
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      I too have noticed some condensation in the headlights on my brand new 2020 S60. I'm going to keep an eye on it and see if it is a persistent issue. A quick google search showed that most headlights are vented and it is not unusual to get some condensation during temperature changes. A red flag would be seeing actual water accumulating in the headlight assembly and this could point to a gasket leak.
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      Definitely interested what will Dealership say by any chance do you have any images of how it looks
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      Trying to post photos.





      I do not know why I get these water marks. Hope you can see the fogging at the bottom of the headlight housing.
      Last edited by jaep; 11-06-2019 at 09:21 PM.

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      It rained today because I washed my car two days ago! and I can confirmed that the headlights fogged up inside the bottom half of the housing just like the photos above. This is a concern to me as the fogging would affect the lighting.

      I am still awaiting a reply from my dealer.

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      Absolutely normal, not only with Volvo, especially with the low temperatures LED Lights, see owners manual:

      https://www.volvocars.com/uk/support...ng/handwashing

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      Outside lighting such as headlamps and rear lamps may temporarily have condensation on the inside of the lens. This is normal, all exterior lighting is designed to withstand this. Condensation is normally vented out of the lamp housing when the lamp has been switched on for a time.
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      Quote Originally Posted by TomOldi View Post
      See owners manual:
      We really do need a bot that just automatically posts this as the first response in every thread :-P

      Really though, this is one of the few cars where reading the manual cover to cover *is* actually worth it, there are so many small details when you first get these cars that you'll read it and go "holy crap I didn't even know it did that!"


      Fact is if a headlight is vented it will fog sometimes, it's basic physics. Gone are the 100% sealed climate controlled headlights of yore.
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      Quote Originally Posted by TomOldi View Post
      Absolutely normal, not only with Volvo, especially with the low temperatures LED Lights, see owners manual:

      https://www.volvocars.com/uk/support...ng/handwashing

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      Outside lighting such as headlamps and rear lamps may temporarily have condensation on the inside of the lens. This is normal, all exterior lighting is designed to withstand this. Condensation is normally vented out of the lamp housing when the lamp has been switched on for a time.
      Thanks for this info. I am still going through the manual bit by bit everyday but I should have used its simple function - search!

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      Quote Originally Posted by Avboden View Post
      Gone are the 100% sealed climate controlled headlights of yore.
      +1
      Although, I can't say that I'm sad that the sealed beam headlights (that was required in the US as the rest of headlight technology advances) are no longer used. And if the gasket on the bulb base leaks, there is no recourse for a sealed beam headlight to evacuate that moisture. Worse yet, because they use fresnel lens + parabolic reflector technology, the fresnel lens means that condensation inside won't be noticeable. Plus modern low beams generally have superior pattern.
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      Quote Originally Posted by jaep View Post
      It rained today because I washed my car two days ago! and I can confirmed that the headlights fogged up inside the bottom half of the housing just like the photos above. This is a concern to me as the fogging would affect the lighting.

      I am still awaiting a reply from my dealer.
      Well, two days later, the right headlight is still fogged up. No rain since Thursday but it has been a lot cooler here.

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      Quote Originally Posted by jaep View Post
      Well, two days later, the right headlight is still fogged up. No rain since Thursday but it has been a lot cooler here.
      Did you ever went to the dealership? What did they said?
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