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      04-15-2009, 05:19 PM   #1
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Might have a big headlight problem. Please advise.

So today was the first time I washed my car since my angel eyes were installed professionally by an ex-BMW mechanic who just opened his own shop. I washed it the normal way at one of those self-serve places with the hose. Driving home, I got an adaptive headlight malfunction warning light. At home, I noticed there is condensation on the inside of my headlight. How bad is this and what do I do? Thanks.
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So today was the first time I washed my car since my angel eyes were installed professionally by an ex-BMW mechanic who just opened his own shop. I washed it the normal way at one of those self-serve places with the hose. Driving home, I got an adaptive headlight malfunction warning light. At home, I noticed there is condensation on the inside of my headlight. How bad is this and what do I do? Thanks.
have you ever had your headlights opened for any reason? checck to see if there are any cracks open on the outside and look inside the hood too, look for leaks, if you can't find one, it might have been opened and not sealed properly for some reason.
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They've never been opened from the front. But I think the problem is that they weren't completely resealed properly after installing the angel eyes. I'm worried about how much damage there may be to the AE and the headlight itself, along with the adaptive components.
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So all of my bulbs are fine. But there's still tons of condensation somehow getting inside the casing. Oh and the adaptive part isn't working, no movement at all while steering.
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go back to the mechanic. or call him to see whats up
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depending on what was done to install whatever mod you did you may be SOL. the active headlight modules are in the bottom of the light..perfect for water to get into and fry...and certainly not warranty if the headlight has been taken apart and modified...
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which shop in san diego is this?
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