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Thread: Condensation in Ghibli Headlight cluster

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    Hi

    I have a one year old ghibli, recently I have noticed condensation on the inside of both headlight clusters, has anyone else experienced this and found a solution. I hope the long term effect is not to make the reflective surfaces opaque.

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    Canova

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    If its only 12 months old, get it back to the main dealers
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    I have just noticed a tiny bit in on of mine. Mine is 3.5 years old though

    I would try the dealer but a word of caution, on previous Alfas that suffered with this they stated it was "normal" and even changed the handbook to state if a small amount of condensation was present it was normal and wouldnt affect anything.

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    If its only 12 months old, get it back to the main dealers
    yep.. you have a warranty, so make the most of it!

    while your there, make sure you choose a suitably over specced car as your loaner!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattp View Post
    yep.. you have a warranty, so make the most of it!

    while your there, make sure you choose a suitably over specced car as your loaner!!!
    You'll be lucky. The last loan car I got was a BMW 420i. Not what I was expecting and more hard black plastic than my 17 year old Alfa Spider.
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    Use them more and it should go away.
    60/75 Sadly now sold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canova View Post
    Hi

    I have a one year old ghibli, recently I have noticed condensation on the inside of both headlight clusters, has anyone else experienced this and found a solution. I hope the long term effect is not to make the reflective surfaces opaque.

    Thanks

    Canova
    Did you get anywhere with this? The condensation in mine has left a residue which doesnt look great, cant be doing much for the light beam either. I will mention it when its next in but cant see them doing anything

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    Hi

    it is going in for a recall this week, I will mention the headlight condensation at the same time and let you know the response.

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    Hi P R

    Maranello response as follows:-

    Checked condensation to headlamps, Found no fault with fitting to trims. Does happen with humid climate, - ( washing, rain, keeping in garage undercover)

    I Just hope the condensation does not cause any damage !

    Canova

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    Thanks for that Canova. So if they wont do anything when under the warranty then it is probably a negative % that they will outside warranty lol.

    Thanks

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