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    i have drilled 2 holes per lamp, one top, one bottom, and the quite frankly ridiculous amount of condensation in my rear lamps is nearly gone. not an ideal solution but at least it is working. wonder if any other lamps on the rear of any make of car does the same thing as badly? i know the headlamp reflectors on the volvo trucks i work on used to go black through a similar problem. lamp was redesigned, but the older ones still do it!!
     
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    Having another set fitted in January for its second MOT ... I've lost count how many times I've had them replaced.
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by gupsterg View Post
    Driller is killer on condensation... rear lights still... working for me...

    Link:- Driller Killer post Link:- My photos Link:- Next set of photos Link:- The holes I did

    Hey Gup......well, as you know I've pretty much tried the lot with the condensation in the lights issue!

    I've had them off around 4 or 5 times now, dried them off, re seated the seal, applied sealant etc etc and the problem remains.

    At the weekend I decided with nothing to lose to try your route. Took the lights off and dried them all thoroughly ( 30 mins with a hairdryer ) and then proceeded to drill holes on the underside. I driled around 8 holes or so on each on and re fitted them onto the car.

    You don't want to drill in to the reflcetor part, just enough to get the drill through and create an air flow.

    Here's your pic edited below to show roughly where / how I did mine



    As the car was recently detailed and the sun was out, it made a nice change to see the rear with clean dry lights, shining and the 2 tail pipes all shiny too......looking good if I say so myself....lol

    I haven't washed the car again as yet, but had plenty of rain on Saturday evening and all day today.
    As far as I can see the lights still seem clear!

    I'm hoping this is a long term fix, but we'll see.
    I'll wait for lots more rain and several washes and see if we are still clear and report back of course, for the benefit of all
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    More rain today and also with the cold weather there's been a lot of condensation running from the roof down the channels etc...............normally I'd expect to see water droplets inside the lens.

    I've cleared the moisture on the outside repeatedly during the day / night and the lens is still showing as clear......could this be fixed??

    Hope so......

    I'll report back in the days & weeks as stated
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    Well done Jim, glad to hear it's positive news so far. Definitely seems mad to take a drill to your motor that you look after so well, but you can't argue with science & hopefully the airflow will sort the problem for good. Plus you'll never see the drill holes except when changing bulbs - which hopefully you won't have to do too often now that condensation won't collect in the cluster.

    Bet it took some determination to do it, but hopefully it'll have paid off. I'll bite the bullet & do mine next week probably.
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    Further update on the light cluster, got a phone call suddenly to say that they have agreed to replace them with LED lights and the programming all at no charge, I was quick to criticise them when I felt that they weren't taking the issue seriously.
    The dealer has stepped up to the plate and it is being replaced soon.

    So hats off to both Audi and the dealer

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    Good for you Gaz.....nice one

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    Well done Gazza, glad you got a fair outcome. Don't forget to put some pics up of your led light units.

    Did you buy from new in 2007 & stick with the dealer for servicing etc?
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    Good outcome mate.

    But....the pre-facelift LED clusters mist up too. :-(
     
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