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Water condensation

Discussion in 'Model X' started by cmc5dc, Nov 24, 2016.

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  1. cmc5dc

    cmc5dc Member

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    After a short rainfall last weekend, I noticed the above in the passenger tail light. The nearest SC is 2.hrs. away :(
     
  2. ThomasB

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    IMG_0066.JPG IMG_0067.JPG Same here. Been waiting for replacement for over a month.

    Take a picture and email it to your SC. This way they can order it for you and when you go for service you Can get it fixed.
     
  3. K-MTG

    K-MTG Sunshade Captain of TMC

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    I got some but then it went away
     
  4. cmc5dc

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    Here's my pic. 20161122_103646.jpg
     
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    K-MTG Sunshade Captain of TMC

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    Mine was a small dot on the corner, that is awful
     
  6. ig_epower

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    I had the same thing and I brought it to my SC. They told me that the condensation is normal for the design. There are very small vent holes at the bottom that will allow the air to balance the humidity and hence those droplets will disappear. On some days however it may reappear. I would email your pictures to your SC and let them comment on it. If it is normal you would have saved yourself a needless trip.
     
  7. NYEVDriver

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    My wife's Model X had condensation in both tail lights. the SC ordered replacements right way.
     
  8. Modelx2016

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    I had the same thing. Service center said it wasn't normal and replaced are my rear lights. It hasn't happened since
     
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  9. ThomasB

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    Same here, I am just waiting for them to be replaced...
     
  10. zackmilo

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    Mine did it too when I was washing the car. Just a little bit on the front windows and tail lights. Going to talk to SC.
     
  11. Yggdrasill

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    I noticed condensation in all four tail light housings yesterday, similar to the pictures posted by ThomasB. Is this normal?

    I assume it's normal. I drove through heavy rain the day prior, and the condensation was gone a few hours after I noticed it. There are definitely vent holes, so it's hard to imagine what replacement lights would actually do. Thus I assume the owners who got replacement lights did so needlessly.
     
  12. systemcrashed

    systemcrashed Please Reboot

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    If there are vent holes, they should be directed towards the interior of the vehicle to draw moisture out of the housing. If there is a crack in the light housing and moisture is creeping in from outside this is not normal. These fixtures should stay clear.
     
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    I looked a bit more closely at the lights, and I actually couldn't see any vents (or cracks). Anyone have any more recent experiences with this?
     
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    I have it in both tail lights, as well. And if you look close.. you'll see something else that's bugging me.

    IMG_7947.JPG
     
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  15. Yggdrasill

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    That's the Model S, though. I believe the Model X (and more recent Model S) lights have been improved.

    This is how it looked for me for a few hours:

    lykter.jpg
     
  16. Freedom101

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    I have it on my new X as well (rear lights only). It's a bit unclear, is this something that is totally normal or should I get it replaced?
     
  17. chilman408

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    I had this and took it to the SC.

    The person who mans the front door at the SC says it was normal, then I told him I'd never seen this in my old Lexus or my VW. I guess the head tech came out and said no, it isn't normal.

    They took my car for the day and replaced it.
     
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    I have exactly the same issue! A bug somehow got trapped in my left rear light housing. No idea how it got there. Showed it to my tech at the SC - said he would need some time to fish it out.
     
  19. systemcrashed

    systemcrashed Please Reboot

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    This should not happen. I would have it replaced. The only time you see condensation is when the housing has a defective seal.
     
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    I was told it's normal from my local SC.
    If you look at my original pictures you can see a small whole in the plastic to let the heat get out of the lights. Apparently they get very warm.

    It happened to me only once or twice I don't really sweat about it anymore. It's only in very specific cases it will fog up.
     

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