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Nick80x
01-16-2006, 01:18 PM
I just purchased and installed my one piece Angeleyes for my A4 that I bought off ebay. I got the $200 titanium AE's and they look great and are very bright and all but the first day they were on my car they took on moisture and it won't go away. 2nd time this happened to me as they were a replacement for my lltek 2 piecers that fogged up as well. They suck, and there is no warranty. Please don't buy them, just save up for the e-codes like I plan on doing!just sucks it was such a costly lesson! Keep in mind I do live in Seattle, you may be ok in a drier, warmer climate.

Daft
01-16-2006, 01:25 PM
I've got bad news. This happens to just about every projector headlight in production.

I've seen Porsches, Touregs, BMWs and Mercs with the condensation problem. Even people with the OEM A4/S4 headlights have the condensation problem.

Some of the part manufacturers are now spraying an anti-fog chemical onto the inner surface of the lense to prevent the condensation from ever occuring.

The problem happens alot more in areas where the temperature shifts greatly during the day.

The B6 guys have been having alot of issues with the newer Bixenon headlights too:

http://audizine.com/forum/showthread.php?threadid=78372

KMHPaladin
01-16-2006, 01:27 PM
Simple solution. Valeo ecodes.

Daft
01-16-2006, 01:28 PM
The Valeos fog too.

diegomatrix
01-16-2006, 01:29 PM
........ damn.. there's a ricer local to me..lol

hahah j/k
yes, it's not good to cheap out.. you get what you pay for..

Poopie
01-16-2006, 01:43 PM
all projectros fog. Its even in the manual i believe. Like condenstation usually goes away when your lamps head up and the moisture vents out. If it really bothers you, take them out, dry it with a blow dryer and reseal.

badassbaldie
01-16-2006, 01:44 PM
Simple solution. Valeo ecodes.

Daft is right, I have Valeo E-Codes and they do fog up to.

Daft
01-16-2006, 01:46 PM
Originally posted by Poopie
all projectros fog. Its even in the manual i believe. Like condenstation usually goes away when your lamps head up and the moisture vents out.

Yeah, Audi put out this TSB in 2002:

http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data/500/620headlight_moisture-med.JPG

JMG
01-16-2006, 01:49 PM
My Valeo ecodes don't fog up. Maybe it's the Socal weather?

AudiSnawb
01-16-2006, 01:55 PM
one of mine did the same thing, expecialy when you do the DIY clear corner mod.... just make sure you silicone it all up good!

Kurzer
01-16-2006, 03:30 PM
Originally posted by JMG
My Valeo ecodes don't fog up. Maybe it's the Socal weather?

Mine don't fog either, maybe we installed them wrong? [:p]

Poopie
01-16-2006, 03:52 PM
it really depends on the weather..lol...but i think you installed them wrong...just cause i said so

Gundem
01-16-2006, 04:39 PM
speaking about after market projectors...do you guys think same will happen to Dual Halo projectors (I'm in cali)

Poopie
01-16-2006, 06:55 PM
My guess is no. I wouldn't be suprised if it did after a storm though. Mine sometimes does when it rains and its hot out. After some driving it does away.

SeanF
01-16-2006, 07:18 PM
i have valeos... boone/charlotte nc

no fog here...

lambino
09-26-2006, 12:09 PM
i have angel eyes on my BMW and they dont fog and i haven't had any other problem with them... it could simply be who made them... i paid 500 for my angel eyes from umnitza.com...not sure if they make em for audi's cause i just bought myself an Audi last week [:D]

MR VTEC
09-26-2006, 12:11 PM
i see yuor searching in order to make your audi look more beamerish huh??? [confused] [:p]

offroader1006
09-26-2006, 12:13 PM
i had fog in my leaking one peice USM headlight, no sign of any moisture in the E-codes.

Rons01B5
09-26-2006, 12:24 PM
did the cc mod on my oe projectors last December, no condensation yet

burner799
09-26-2006, 12:27 PM
NEWSFLASH!!! EBAY HEADLIGHTS SUCKK....OMG OMG OMG

.........................mmmkaaaay

bOOOOstedAudi
09-26-2006, 12:30 PM
yeah i bought some one day and shot myself

Ado
09-26-2006, 12:46 PM
dame that sucks.

MR VTEC
09-26-2006, 01:05 PM
don't worry he survived but he doesn't have a left foot anymore... [:(]

turboquattro068
09-26-2006, 01:19 PM
i have cc mod on my projectors, have 112k on my headlights and not one drop or mist of condesation, up in central new york, rains alot, seem good to me........ebay is cheapay! ive learned, you have to buy the right shit on ebay, or dont buy at all......ive been thinking about getting ecodes though.....do you guys experience condesation with those also? if so forget that

e.van
09-26-2006, 01:26 PM
You could always remove the lens, and reseal it with some rubber gasket stuff (RTV or similar). If you do it properly and let it dry for the amount of time suggested, it should be just as fogless as any OEM headlight (assuming you have all pieces of the headlight installed properly [back cover, etc]).

If there is no way for moisture to enter the headlight, there's no way for moisture to build up inside and create the 'fog effect.'

However, like said, even stock headlights can take on moisture, as there are holes here and there even on them. For example, the short rubber hoses you will find on the back of your housings (OEM or aftermarket, doesn't matter) are meant to relieve the headlight of moisture (and heat I suppose), but it's also the perfect place for moisture to enter the headlight assembly.

iowaboostin
09-26-2006, 02:25 PM
It's not too hard to fix. I had projectors off eBay on my Eclipse and of course they started to fog up.

Take a blowdryer to it.. keep it maybe 5" away from the lens and it'll eventually start to go away. Once all the fog goes away let it sit for a little while to let all the unseen condensation go away. Next get some clear silicon and go all around the lens.

I did that with two sets of headlights and never had a problem afterwards.

E Fresh
09-26-2006, 02:55 PM
They fogged up because it's a sign... angeleyes are for Bmw's, not Audi's

SoFresh
09-26-2006, 03:08 PM
I bought the titanium angel eyes and they filled with water and fell apart within a month, so I sent them back and got replacements.... they sucked as well, now the seller wont respond to my emails or refund me. Bought ecodes, love them.

e.van
09-26-2006, 06:15 PM
Originally posted by E Fresh
They fogged up because it's a sign... angeleyes are for Bmw's, not Audi's


hahaha

that too..

RAyala2.7T
09-26-2006, 07:25 PM
my ecodes fog here in TX