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      10-20-2017, 11:09 PM   #1
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headlight condensation

So I washed my car this afternoon. I used the foam canon and then rinsed with the power washer. I noted this late tonight on the passenger side headlight (inside).

Any ideas on how to prevent this?
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There is a hatch inside the fender for the turn signal. If I go to aggressive with the water pressure inside the fender I get what you do. Easy fix by open the headlight lid (under bonnet) and let dry put while finishing up after wash.
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There is a hatch inside the fender for the turn signal. If I go to aggressive with the water pressure inside the fender I get what you do. Easy fix by open the headlight lid (under bonnet) and let dry put while finishing up after wash.
I totally did not know the headlight lid can be opened. Maybe you can show me. I did see tabs that can be depressed.

Also, I did something as simple as spray a water bottle with glide in it and the inside also got fogged. Crazy that the headlight is so susceptible to moisture.
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I totally did not know the headlight lid can be opened. Maybe you can show me. I did see tabs that can be depressed.

Also, I did something as simple as spray a water bottle with glide in it and the inside also got fogged. Crazy that the headlight is so susceptible to moisture.
Open the covers under your hood , and blow warm air with your hair dryer in it .
After 30 SEC. it's gone...Piece of cake and fixed !
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There are multiple covers in the BMW headlights. If you recently had them open to change a bulb, check the seals. One may be out of place allowing moisture in.
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There are multiple covers in the BMW headlights. If you recently had them open to change a bulb, check the seals. One may be out of place allowing moisture in.
That's good to know. If someone knows of a link to pictures of the headlights and access points that would be great.

I've had my E93 since June 2013 and haven't messed with it much other than driving it and washing it recently.
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Have a look here:

blog.bavauto.com/10975/bmw-diy-angel-eye-led-bulb-upgrade-install-how-to-e92-e93-and-m3-3-series/
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Same problem here, open the hatch to the angel eyes when you pop the hood. Turn on your headlights for 15 mins with the hatch open. When you close the hatch make sure it’s sealed and the condensation should go away.
Worked for everyone I’ve told with this problem.
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