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Post by knebby on Tue 22 Dec 2015 - 7:59

Hi all,

I'm looking at a nice, good low mileage Wind to buy but all four if the light cover are listed up to some degree. Other than that it's faultless.

Apart from looking awful I'm thinking potential mot failure. Is it an easy fix eg new seals, or is it replacement units. (I don't want any DIY fixes like drilling holes in them to let air in..)
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Post by knebby on Tue 22 Dec 2015 - 8:03

'...misted up.....' obviously...
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Post by knebby on Tue 22 Dec 2015 - 9:13

Googling it basically says it happens,live with it. Im thinking that this car having done less than 20,000 miles in 4 years hasnt had the lights on enough to dry out the condensation inside or for the warmth from the lights to cause the air flow through the light vents to stop it happening. If that were the case then regular use of the lights should get frid of it. Does that seem reasonable?
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Post by knebby on Tue 22 Dec 2015 - 9:40

A local garage says it may have been steam cleaned, moisture has been forced in and to get access via the bulb housing and dry them out with a hairdryer.
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Post by Araf on Tue 22 Dec 2015 - 13:33

Both of the above are valid.  

I know the rear lights are easy to remove, so taking them off, taking the bulbs out, and leaving them somewhere warm and dry to get rid of the moisture would be a good idea.

Is it another red one?

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Post by knebby on Tue 22 Dec 2015 - 15:08

No, none around. I was too slow for a red 1.6 with 33,000 miles and black leather. They were asking £5,450 and it was 250 miles away. While I cogitated they dropped it to £4,999 and it went.
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Post by knebby on Tue 22 Dec 2015 - 15:23

Also had my eye on a black 1.2 with camel leather and only 7,450 miles but that was about 200 miles away and has gone too. Think they were asking about £6,250.

Or there's a 1.6 Dynamique with leather that's only done 1,600 miles available for £6,495 but it's blue..... ! (Sorry Barbs!)
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Post by LukeC on Tue 22 Dec 2015 - 17:35

What makes you want another when you already have one?

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Post by knebby on Tue 22 Dec 2015 - 17:43

146,000 miles on the clock...
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Post by Barbs on Tue 22 Dec 2015 - 21:32

knebby wrote:Also had my eye on a black 1.2 with camel leather and only 7,450 miles but that was about 200 miles away and has gone too. Think they were asking about £6,250.

Or there's a 1.6 Dynamique with leather that's only done 1,600 miles available for £6,495 but it's blue..... ! (Sorry Barbs!)
go for blue you know its best.....
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Post by LukeC on Wed 23 Dec 2015 - 0:28

knebby wrote:146,000 miles on the clock...
Barely run in that; keep it till it goes pop

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Re: Misted up lights

Post by colin565 on Fri 1 Jan 2016 - 13:32

The best long term solution for a misted up light fitting is to replace it, with new or secondhand.

But watch if buying secondhand off Ebay and the likes, that you ask the seller, does it mist up, and can I return it is found that it does.
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