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Left the 09 ML350 out over night and the front passenger light casing has condensation at the top, but the other one seems ok.
is this a problem?:confused:
 

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You may have either a bad headlight seal around the plastic lens or maybe one of the access doors for the bulbs isn't on tight.

Obviously moisture and electronics is not a good combo so I would try to find the source, if possible.

In the meantime, try to "air out" the housing by leaving the bulb doors open overnight in a dry garage to let the humid air escape.


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Warranty

Is this a warranty item or am I on my own.
It might be hard to reproduce and then show them at MB?:mad:
Thanks for the input...
 

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Depends. It may be as simple as just securing one of the openings in the back better. If it is the main seal between the housing and lens I would try to get that replaced under warranty.

Yeah, this may not be the easiest thing to track down.


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Headlight access door

Thank You
I bought my ML used and surprise:eek:
One of the access doors is missing:confused:
I guess they changed a bulb and forgot to replace it?
Anyway thanks for the idea to check that out:thumbsup:
Now I have to find a replacement:bowdown:
 

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Dealer can get one. I had to replace one once, it wasn't that expensive actually.


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Tip to dry it out

Before you put the new cover on, make SURE all of the moisture has been removed so you don't trap it inside.

Here's a trick to dry it out... stick the end of a hairdryer in the hole and run it for 10 mins. If you have an "air only" setting, use that.. otherwise just leave it on low (you don't want to melt anything with it on high)

Once dry, then put the cover on.

If you can't fit the hairdryer in and it's a tight spot, duct tape the hair dryer to the end of a shopvac hose and put the other end of the shopvac hose in the hole.

Has always worked great for me...
 
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