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Unfortunately I think this is going to be a common problem :(
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I wonder if a clear plastic protector will help on theses. I know there is some out there that go on the outside of a window.
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I'm curious. Why would that be normal?
He was driving across multiple states with many temp and humidity changes. Chances are he had warmer, humid air (hello, NC...among other places) in the headlight housing and ran into some cold air. The water vapor in the headlight just condensed inside the housing. This probably happened repeatedly without enough time in a warmer, dryer area to allow the water to evaporate.

I'm glad they vent the housings now and allow water to escape. Eventually, all housings spring a leak of some sort. Then once the moisture gets in there it doesn't have enough of a vent to escape. I've seen some that have water sloshing around inside.
 

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Not supose to be normal. That moisture will start turning in yellow the headlight with time. Go to your dealer and they should replace them.
I doubt that'll happen. Heat, UV from sunlight, and pollutants in the air are what cause headlights to yellow. Polycarbonate is tough and looks great but doesn't care for the elements.
 

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i heard folks predicting the windshield would be vulnerable to rocks and cracks, i guess it sits kind of vertcle
Not as bad as the wranglers I've owned though
 

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I doubt that'll happen. Heat, UV from sunlight, and pollutants in the air are what cause headlights to yellow. Polycarbonate is tough and looks great but doesn't care for the elements.
They way I see it, if moisture can get inside, pollutants and others element can do it as well affecting the cosmetic durability of the headlights. Also in winter, that moisture can be frozen and it could affect the efficacy of the headlight.
 

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They way I see it, if moisture can get inside, pollutants and others element can do it as well affecting the cosmetic durability of the headlights. Also in winter, that moisture can be frozen and it could affect the efficacy of the headlight.
Maybe. From what I've read, heat from the lamp opens microscopic pores in the lens that allow contaminates in, so I guess that could be on the inside as well as the outside. While driving, though, I think road contaminants, exhaust fumes, dirt, etc, cause a large majority of issues, and UV light turns it yellow. Polycarbonate can stop bullets but not mother nature, LOL. I've restored a few sets of lights, and working just on the outside has made them crystal clear and eliminated the yellowing, but I've never restored any that had a lot of water inside.

The better UV-protectant infused clearcoats on headlights stop a lot of the damage, but man, once that clearcoat starts going...
 

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Get use to the moisture in WA lol. 25 years there now full time in AZ. Lots of good roads and trails in WA. Sipe those tires in WA at Les Schwab and they will last longer and bite better in the rain and snow in WA.
UNLESS you are on the dry side of the state...then no worries with the moisture. Either way, welcome to the PNW.
 
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