User Tag List

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: water in driving lamps

  1. #1
    Full Member bobssignum's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    polishing something or other somewhere
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Signum 2.0 DTi

    Trim : Elegance/Elite

    Engine : 2.0DTi

    Year : 2003

    Mileage : 73350

    Default water in driving lamps

    while i was replacing my head lights today i noticed that my inside driving lamp was full of water .what i would like to know is :-
    a is this a common fault with vec-c /signums
    b has any one come up with a cure

    regards bob

  2. #2
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Leicester
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    My nearside foglamp is also full of water/condensation (car 4mths old).

    Took it to the dealers couple of weeks back to ask about it.

    Man on service desk said vauxhalls stance is:

    "If you can turn it on, the condensation dissappears and doesn't return, then they won't replace under warranty. If condensation reappears, they will. "

    This is a bit strange, as if you had turned it on and the condensation had dissappeared, you wouldn't be in the garage complaining.

    I said it returned after running it with it on, so he ordered a lamp.

    I believe this is a very common problem.

    You don't say what age your car is, but if it is out of warranty, I think the cost of a new lamp is quite a lot. It is a sealed unit, so I don't know of a fix, other than replace. It is probably a bumper off job too.

  3. #3
    Regular Member Gsi3.2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Technical directors office
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    very very common..

    if it doesn't burn the condensation out in under 20 mins and you have warranty then theyll swap it..

    i just stick a small packet of silica gel in the cap and that keeps mine dry..

  4. #4
    Regular Member Ste's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    ..... Driving the Jaguar XF
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Jaguar XF 3.0D V6

    Trim : Black

    Engine : 3.0D V6

    Year : 0000

    Default

    Clearly water is getting in there somehow.

    Firstly remove the bulb and get a hair dryer and CAREFULLY dry it out, you need to get some air flow into the unit too, it's helps a lot.

    Then you need to look at obvious water entry route, most common is through the cover, check for damage, ill fitting etc.

    If the actual seal to the front 'glass' is defective, that's more tricky, prob best to get a replacement, either under warranty or dismantlers.


    I'm assuming you mean main lights and not fog light

  5. #5
    Regular Member j13hdb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Nottingham
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Blatantly says fog light!Mine is like this- I undid the cover and had half the river I'd had to drive through cause of the floods land in my eye! Sneak the Mrs' hairdyer out and remove the bulb and blow warmly for 10 mins!

    Think mine comes from the cap so put some silica in for next time!

  6. #6
    Regular Member Ste's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    ..... Driving the Jaguar XF
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Jaguar XF 3.0D V6

    Trim : Black

    Engine : 3.0D V6

    Year : 0000

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by j13hdb View Post
    Blatantly says fog light!

    Post#1 DOES NOT mention which light, part from 'driving light' - which I assume to be the main head light. Post#2 mentions foglight, but he is not the originator of the thread. Maybe you should read it again .

    I could be wrong, or I could be right - who knows....

  7. #7
    Regular Member j13hdb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Nottingham
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    I am not worthy and I alpologise

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Driving lamps
    By lizard in forum Electrical & ICE (including SatNav)
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 26th August 2011, 20:14
  2. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 28th July 2011, 13:37
  3. limp mode on motorway driving.....driving me crazy!
    By big rich in forum Diesel Engine related
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 27th August 2010, 05:24
  4. Sri Driving Lamps - condensation
    By johnmac in forum Bodywork & Interior
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 28th December 2007, 19:09
  5. AA driving school car + dangerous driving: Who to report to?
    By RSV_Ecosse in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 30th August 2007, 18:05

Visitors found this page by searching for:

Nobody landed on this page from a search engine, yet!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •