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post #1 of 21 Old 04-02-2019, 07:37 AM Thread Starter
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Condensation in tail lights

Anyone else have this issue? Seems this is not normal for a relatively new car...
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post #2 of 21 Old 04-02-2019, 07:57 AM
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Anyone else have this issue? Seems this is not normal for a relatively new car...
I got touch of condensation a couple of months ago. Seems to have cleared up now. It was about equal in both headlights so wasn’t too concerned about. Seems more common than it should and from my experienc. Can happen across all brands/models too. Something about “breathable” light covers...but this may just be hogwash so don’t quote me on it. If it starts to pool than it would go straight to the dealer.
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post #3 of 21 Old 04-02-2019, 08:37 AM
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Owned my 718 for a year.
In that time I have only noticed slight condensation in rear lights once, donít know what caused it. It later evaporated in the sunshine.
Not occurred again since.
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Condensation in the rear lights every time I have washed the car from new (Dec '18). It disappears again so I have no issue with it.
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It happened in the initial weeks but disappeared thereafter ... strange but true. The authorised agent said it’s normal ...
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This subject has actually been covered on the forum on numerous occasions. Unless you have very large water droplets forming then it's entirely normal. I experience it with my car from time to time in both headlights, both tail lights & even occasionally on the sports chrono clock (though I did query that). I've also experienced the same on many previous cars including Porsche's (981 & 987) & others marques. They are not sealed units, see below :- https://www.carlightblog.com/2014/06...ltimate-guide/

And also a shot of the sports chrono in my car & a response to the query from Porsche for a previous customer.
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Yes but I do the think itís poor, never had it on ANY previous car, design flaw?

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Anyone else have this issue? Seems this is not normal for a relatively new car...
This has been discussed several other times on this forum:
Here's one thread.
Here's another.
And here's another.

All I did to find these was use the word 'condensation' in an 'All Open Forums' search. It took about 15 seconds.

It's good Forum etiquette to search for an answer before asking the members, OP. A big reason why forums such as 718Forum.com are so popular is as a searchable knowledge archive. Please participate accordingly. Thanks!
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I have had it on my rears for a month now, and it starts to bug me
On the rear side in the trunk it looks as there is some kind of ventilation for the lights.
So i checked for water in the trunk and there where non so i will put in an anti fog device an see if it helps.


To much condensation = risk for corrosion!

For the fun of it.....
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I have had it on my rears for a month now, and it starts to bug me
On the rear side in the trunk it looks as there is some kind of ventilation for the lights.
So i checked for water in the trunk and there where non so i will put in an anti fog device an see if it helps.


To much condensation = risk for corrosion!
Anti fog device?

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