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Old 01-20-2013, 07:56 PM
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Only reason i am starting a new thread on this is because i feel it should be noticed as I called Chrysler and they talked to engineer and they said THIS IS NORMAL FOR THE 2013's In normal temperature should go away in 20min but may not when colder........ I THINK THIS IS CRAP....
O and with HID's It takes longer to go away if at all
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I talked to the dealerships Service Dept. about my '09 having moisture in the headlight
i had a stone or something hit it, but i didn't mention it
the Service Writer told me up front that it can ONLY happen if the headlights SEAL is comprimised , in other words, a bad seal

Moisture in the headlights, i believe is a SAFETY issue
go back to whoever says it is normal, after looking at the other 2013 Rams to see if they are indeed all like that, mention the safety factor & reduced night vision.
ask them to put it in writing, saying it is normal

Tell them that you would like to file a formal complaint, that ought to get them going

Then go to the NHTSA website:
http://www.nhtsa.gov/
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https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/ivoq/index.cfm
check for complaints & if there are none, file your own complaint about the headlights
you may want to send along any paperwork from the dealership/Chrysler, stating that it is NORMAL

become a crusader, i am sure there will be loads of complaints added to yours

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Yup noticed that with mine too. It's been so bad the last few days I keep getting flashed as if my high beams are on.

Don't even get me started on the freezing tailgate issue everyone's been having around here...
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the freezing tailgate has been mentioned in a post recently
there were several answers, including mine, spraying the parts with 3M food grade silicone
http://multimedia.3m.com/mws/mediawe...SevTSeSSSSSS--
I believe you can get it at places like SEARS
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the freezing tailgate has been mentioned in a post recently
there were several answers, including mine, spraying the parts with 3M food grade silicone
http://multimedia.3m.com/mws/mediawe...SevTSeSSSSSS--
I believe you can get it at places like SEARS
Thanks you for the recommendation, did a search, didn't find Anything. Figured it couldn't be isolated as my dad's 2012, bosses 2012, and my new 2013 have all had the same problem. Tail gates have been around for forever, I shouldn't have to spray anything on a 50000$ truck. What did the engineers screw up so bad?
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No way on this planet are fogged headlights normal......They should be sealed.......
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well i took it right up to the engineers of chrysler and apperently its normal for the 2013's... Also tonight at dinner i somebody parked right next to me with the same truck his had the exact same issue. Were both not happy. I put in HID's and its worse because the heat isn't as warm so it has more now grrrrrrrrr. Condensation only happens if its cold outside. when it gets warm it goes away. Still fighting for a recall wish their was a way of going about it. I went as far as i could.
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only problem i havn't had is the freezing tailgate... knock on wood lol
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Lets get something clear when you say moisture in my headlights. Is it actually in the low/high beam area or in the turning/parking light area?

There are actually two sepearte compartments in the 2013 headlight housing. In fact many of the manufactures have gone this route of sealed/non-sealed desgin.

Reason I ask is the reason Chrysler is saying it is normal is because the turn/parking LED lights section isn't a sealed design but the actual low/high beam projector/quad is sealed design.

So again make sure you are explaining it correctly. specially to your dealer or Chrysler.

If you are actually getting moisture in front of the low/high beam housing area then there is something wrong and you have a broken seal. If you only have moisture around the LED turning/parking lights then that is normal and will remain there untill the housing warms up. Because the turn/parking lights are LED's and produce very little heat. there is no way for them to remove the moisture. The only way the moisture will get removed is in warmer climate.

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well i took it right up to the engineers of chrysler and apperently its normal for the 2013's... Also tonight at dinner i somebody parked right next to me with the same truck his had the exact same issue. Were both not happy. I put in HID's and its worse because the heat isn't as warm so it has more now grrrrrrrrr. Condensation only happens if its cold outside. when it gets warm it goes away. Still fighting for a recall wish their was a way of going about it. I went as far as i could.
If you are actually getting condensation in the low/high beam compartment and you added HID's I would say when you did you either broke the seal or never properly put the seal in place. The other issue would be when you did put your HID's in you may have done it in a high moisture area. Whenever one chages a headlight bulb whether changing a factory bulb to factory buld or adding HID's. One should always do it in a dry environment.

One should always take a blow dryer or heat gun to heat the inside of the bulb compartment before installing the bulb. This will remove any condensation and moister that got into the sealed bulb compartment. This is also a way to remove and fix the condensation issue in headlight low/high beam compartments.

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