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strange fogging or cloudiness in headlight lens


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#1 OFFLINE   mtb9153

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 12:17 PM

We recently bought a second CMax this time an Energi.  It is used but very clean for a 2015 with 40,000k.  Looking it over I notice the clear headlight lens has this foggy or cloudy appearance inside I  believe.  Looking at Maxus headlights I notice it as some of this too but much less.  Does anybody else have this and it there a way to remove it?

 

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#2 OFFLINE   Tom

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 02:45 PM

I just checked my 2013 -- clear as the day we bought it.



#3 OFFLINE   Plus 3 Golfer

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 05:23 PM

With 338 miles shy of 100k miles (there goess my Unique Hybrid Components Warranty), mine are also clear.



#4 OFFLINE   mtb9153

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 09:44 AM

thanks all for the feedback, its just an area of the lens which appears to be foggy, sort of like if you breathed onto a bathroom mirror, only it doesn't go away in time.  I just hope that it doesn't continue to expand and the entire lens becomes cloudy and dull, sort of like the theres a big cataract.



#5 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 10:14 AM

Is it parked in the sun? You may have to do some polishing on it.

 

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#6 OFFLINE   Bill-N

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 11:19 AM

Mine are fine, too.  Born 6/12, 70+k miles.



#7 OFFLINE   obob

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 01:27 PM

Is it parked in the sun? You may have to do some polishing on it.

 

Paul

 

This web page pretty much asserts what you said.

 

http://www.motorweek...oudy_headlights


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#8 OFFLINE   mtb9153

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 08:55 AM

Paul, to answer your question the only time the car is in the sun is when it sits at work.  The fogging seems to be from the inside of the headlight assembly. So polishing would be impossible.


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#9 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 10:00 AM

It is possible to take out the headlight assembly and take the light out and wash out the inside. Not that much of a job maybe. :)

 

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 10:30 AM

Headlamp assembly is easy to remove (two screws) for replacing bulbs but I don't believe the assembly comes apart.  One can remove the assembly and look if there's a way to dissassemble it.  If not, here's a video on how it's done through the holes for the bulbs.  Need a "picker", lens cleaning solution, and "magnetic" cloth.  Simple, if one has the correct tools. :)


Edited by Plus 3 Golfer, 14 June 2018 - 10:33 AM.

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#11 OFFLINE   SnowStorm

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 01:36 PM

Well, well, magnetic wash clothes - how cool is that - learn something new every day.  But weren't the old "sealed beams" a lot simpler and cheaper? ;)



#12 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 08:56 AM

For telescope mirrors they spray CO2 on the surface and it removes any residue easily, probably not easy to get one. :headscratch: 

 

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#13 OFFLINE   mtb9153

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Posted 18 June 2018 - 11:27 AM

It is possible to take out the headlight assembly and take the light out and wash out the inside. Not that much of a job maybe. :)

 

Paul

I thought they were a sealed enclosure?  Sure you can remove the bulbs but not separate the housing back shell from clear outside lens.


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#14 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 18 June 2018 - 01:16 PM

You could do everything through the light bulb hole. :headscratch:

 

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