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Condensation in taillights?!

Not sure if this is the right area and I couldn't search because the search function would work. I noticed condensation in both my tail lights tonight, its a 2010 mz3 gs, and it bugs me because it makes the car look bad, and on my 94 honda accord with a crack is one tail I never ever had condensation issues. Could it be a bad seal? Or maybe its just because of the weather we are having? It went from about -8 celsius this morning to probably +5 or +8 this afternoon but the sun would have been beating down on them all day and then as soon as 5PM came it cooled down to about -2 and has been dropping since. Maybe the large temperature differential is causing the condensation? Or are the seals bad? Thanks for the help!

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[quote author=10Mazda3GS link=topic=183004.msg3871580#msg3871580 date=1291165210]
Not sure if this is the right area and I couldn't search because the search function would work. I noticed condensation in both my tail lights tonight, its a 2010 mz3 gs, and it bugs me because it makes the car look bad, and on my 94 honda accord with a crack is one tail I never ever had condensation issues. Could it be a bad seal? Or maybe its just because of the weather we are having? It went from about -8 celsius this morning to probably +5 or +8 this afternoon but the sun would have been beating down on them all day and then as soon as 5PM came it cooled down to about -2 and has been dropping since. Maybe the large temperature differential is causing the condensation? Or are the seals bad? Thanks for the help!
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Mine do it as well mostly after I wash it. If it dries up and doesn't collect in the bottom of the light it's just weather and temp changes no worries.

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Re: Condensation in taillights?!

Check out this bulletin

http://www.finishlineperformance.com...49-09-2200.pdf

If your condensation looks like that then you're pretty much stuck. If you have condensation inside the housing itself then you can probably get Mazda to replace them. Just double check that they agree that it's not like the TSB states before they replace them otherwise Mazda will charge you for them.


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Re: Condensation in taillights?!

Thanks for both responses, that is exactly what it looks like, it is just bubbly on the top of the tail lights but thats about it, no amount of water. Thanks for the info! Still sucks though.

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Wow. That blows. I'm hoping they fixed this with 2011 models. I haven't noticed it on my 2011 yet...

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Wow. That blows. I'm hoping they fixed this with 2011 models. I haven't noticed it on my 2011 yet...
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I doubt it, I think its been a problem with MZ3's since they first started in 04

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Nope not fixed. Mine has been doing it since it started snowing.
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i noticed this when i first bought my car after the car wash, i didnt mind it tho because i was planning to tint my tails anyways.


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Nope not fixed. Mine has been doing it since it started snowing.
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