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    Default Signum headlight misted up.

    I have a Signum 1.8 on a 56 plate, just one year old.Just noticed that the near side headlight has fogging on the bottom of the lens. Checked but can not find any damage that might allow moisture in. So how is moisture getting in?Has anyone had this problem and is it covered by warranty or does it come under one of the stealers many get out clauses.

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    it's one they will wriggle on for ages.... if it clears within 20 mins of turning the lights on they decree no fault and send you on your way...It's more common with foglights but it does happen with headlights.. hence my front lights have a small packet of silica gel in them absorbing the moisture..

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    I had the same problem, fixed it by getting silicon gel and running it along the top edge of the headlight where the lens is joined to the main body of the headlight. You will have to removed the rubber seal to do this but i put it back on whilst the silicon was still wet, make sure you completely seal the join though. It will only take about 5 minutes to do both and i haven't had the same problem since.

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    Hi GSi3.2 - could you give some more info about the silica gel you put in the headlamp? Where did you get it from?

    Manni2375 - do think that muisture was getting in through lens-main body? Basically you just resealed it? Am I right?

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    The silica gel comes in small packets, usually found in with new shoes, bags etc. It's used to absorb moisture while the goods are in storage.

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    I tried the silica Gel but this will no stop the problem completely, by re sealing the lights you are actually preventing the water from getting into the light unit and hence problem solved. You can get a tube of silicon specifically for cars from any motor spares for about £3.

    I initially only sealed the passengers side it kept misting up but once i had sorted it the drivers side started misitng up. This proved to me that the problem had been stopped.
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    its not necessarily water getting into the headlamp, its moisture in the air, just like you get on the inside of your house windows on a cold morning when its warmer on the inside than it is on the outside. As GSi has said VX will do nowt about it because its apparently natural, but i have known customers to get them replaced if they cause a song and dance long enough with vx themselves(not the dealer).

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