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Refreshed Headlight DRL is yellow, not solid white

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by Bzeboymenz, Apr 8, 2017.

  1. Bzeboymenz

    Bzeboymenz New Member

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    Hey guys,

    I have an issue with my driver's side headlight after doing a normal hand car wash in my driveway.

    I uploaded a photo that shows that the day time running light is no longer solid white. You can see that the inner corner of the driver's side headlight is partly yellow.

    I'm assuming this headlight got wet internally.

    I've not even had my car for a year until June 2017. Warranty better cover this!

    Any of you had this issue?
    Covered by Tesla warranty right?
     

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  2. tchockie

    tchockie Member

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    ewwww that reminds me of the BMW E90s with the ugly orange eyelids

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    hope you get it sorted out!
     
  3. MMC-

    MMC- S70D Refresh > S75D. "MADE ON EARTH BY HUMANS"

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    Just had both mine replaced today. Exact same issue on both. Doubt it's water intrusion. Took delivery June 2016 also. Have heard of this on a few early refresh models.
    You should have no problem with warranty.
     
  4. tchockie

    tchockie Member

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    just curious, did they mention a reason or cause when you had it replaced?
     
  5. Bzeboymenz

    Bzeboymenz New Member

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    Thank you for confirming this issue, MMC!
    Greatly appreciate it!
    I will let you guys know when I take the car in to service and the outcome. :)
     
  6. Spidy

    Spidy Active Member

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    Isn't that because of US regulation where you need a orange side reflector?
     
  7. Bzeboymenz

    Bzeboymenz New Member

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    Not sure if you have one of these cars. This isn't about reflectors. The photo I posted earlier showed the driver's side headlight eyelash was not solid white, and it had a hue of orange. It shouldn't have any hue of orange. Look at this new photo of the passenger side headlight. Solid white!! See the difference?
     

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  8. Smarty McFly

    Smarty McFly Member

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    I had an entire DRL strip go out on my refreshed S about a month after I took delivery of the vehicle. Was replaced under warranty with no problem, other than the exceptional amount of time it took to get the car in for service (5 weeks).
     
  9. Bzeboymenz

    Bzeboymenz New Member

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    Yesterday, I had my service appointment at 9:30am and was finished at 1:00pm at Tesla Burbank. They replaced the driver's side headlight for free. Everything went well! Thank you guys for the heads up on this issue!
     

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