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Old 05-23-2013, 12:21 PM
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Well this sucks... E90 Headlight Condensation - Adaptive Xenons

Since Jan 1st 2013, $5,000 plus worth of parts, labor, and maintenance due to random crap malfunctioning: Ignition coil, engine and oil compartment leaks, eccentric shaft sensor malfunction, and steering column replacement-- you name it.

Already fixed a low beam flickering issue with this headlight, then a day later got the "low washer fluid" message on iDrive and that's due to the passenger side headlight washer going bad and leaking...

So I then ordered a new washer nozzle. Then two days ago walk outside and find condensation inside the lens. Can't find a crack or bad seal anywhere.

New headlight should be here tomorrow and then going to install new headlight washer and new headlight assembly. Will be interesting to look at underside of old headlight assembly.

This car was awesome and nearly flawless until about 85k miles.
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Old 05-23-2013, 12:23 PM
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Old 05-23-2013, 12:27 PM
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And this is a prime example of why I stuck with the old-school but less faulty E46 coupes.
I have some sealant sitting around somewhere if you want it, should you discover a crack or opening.
I baked open my headlights, took apart the glue, and put it back together in the oven with the sealant so it should be good. Haven't had any condensation and it's over a year now, in all types of weather.
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Old 05-23-2013, 12:32 PM
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Thank you... I may take you up on that if I can find the culprit.
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Old 05-23-2013, 01:49 PM
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Sorry for the string of bad luck man, I hope it doesn't deter you from another BMW. My 330xi (knock on wood) hasn't had anything really go wrong with, and I'm 700 miles shy of the big 150.
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Old 05-23-2013, 02:03 PM
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Sorry for the string of bad luck man, I hope it doesn't deter you from another BMW. My 330xi (knock on wood) hasn't had anything really go wrong with, and I'm 700 miles shy of the big 150.
Thanks, and lucky you! Still love the brand but will consider the 6yr/100k mile warranty next time.
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Old 05-23-2013, 04:03 PM
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And this is a prime example of why I stuck with the old-school but less faulty E46 coupes.
I have some sealant sitting around somewhere if you want it, should you discover a crack or opening.
I baked open my headlights, took apart the glue, and put it back together in the oven with the sealant so it should be good. Haven't had any condensation and it's over a year now, in all types of weather.

How does this make the E46 less faulty? Seems like you had the exact same problem. I had lots of issues with both of my E46's and well before 85kmi. My 335i has in fact been much more reliable so far.
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Old 05-23-2013, 06:48 PM
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And this is a prime example of why I stuck with the old-school but less faulty E46 coupes.
I have some sealant sitting around somewhere if you want it, should you discover a crack or opening.
I baked open my headlights, took apart the glue, and put it back together in the oven with the sealant so it should be good. Haven't had any condensation and it's over a year now, in all types of weather.
LOL @ E46 being less faulty.
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