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post #1 of 220 Old 10-01-2017, 10:00 PM Thread Starter
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Fogging headlight lens update.

The last threads on this topic ended with "McLaren is looking into solutions" or similar wordage, but nothing for the last year. Since I just developed the issue myself, and before contacting my dealer of McLaren, I was hoping that there was some new information as to what McLaren will actually do about the problem, or if not, what we owners are going to do about it. Any new information yet?
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All they will do is put new silica bags in. I just got brand new headlights from warranty and at times they still fog. This proves there is no real solution for them or updated design that is better.
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All they will do is put new silica bags in. I just got brand new headlights from warranty and at times they still fog. This proves there is no real solution for them or updated design that is better.
Best bet is to keep a light spray on the headlights when washing - I've noticed cars that don't see the rain, tend to have less condensation/fogging/mold.

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All they will do is put new silica bags in. I just got brand new headlights from warranty and at times they still fog. This proves there is no real solution for them or updated design that is better.
So they replaced yours under warranty? Where do you live?
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There is also the dyi self bake oven solution... but McLaren is embarrassingly not doing the right thing and coming up with a permanent fix, and worse still, not honoring this under warranty. Some have been “lucky” to have McLaren give them new headlights if they are bad enough to where there may be a safety issue. Pathetic show imo
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I got new lights and it just happens again. Yes, it should be embarrassing.
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Nice! we need more DYI stuff like this

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Nice! we need more DYI stuff like this
There are risks.. If not done correctly. Then you are out the whole light.

I have seen a few 12c owners color wrap the top and sides of their lights to cover the fogging.
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I tried to get the old McLaren bev hills under warranty, but not covered since its cosmetic per them and the headlight still functions.

I did the diy, its quite a pain in the ass to remove the bumper to access the lights. Removing lights, baking and cleaning them out is easy.

wear gloves (I left a finger print on accident) But it will fix it for a while.
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My mechanic attempted to get McLaren to repair the problem under warranty; sent photos with the request. Just heard today, McLaren won't help. Since this is a pervasive problem, and some on the forum have indicated that McLaren did help on their cars, perhaps a class-action suit from the global ownership (or the indication that this is going to happen) will get the attitude adjustment from McLaren that's appropriate..

Not good publicity for the brand, and doesn't foster brand loyalty.
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My mechanic attempted to get McLaren to repair the problem under warranty; sent photos with the request. Just heard today, McLaren won't help. Since this is a pervasive problem, and some on the forum have indicated that McLaren did help on their cars, perhaps a class-action suit from the global ownership (or the indication that this is going to happen) will get the attitude adjustment from McLaren that's appropriate..

Not good publicity for the brand, and doesn't foster brand loyalty.
Let them 'get bad enough' for a fault light then they'll be replaced.

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Let them 'get bad enough' for a fault light then they'll be replaced.

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Fogged headlight lenses cause a fault indicator?
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Let them 'get bad enough' for a fault light then they'll be replaced.

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Who the hell wants to drive a luxury supercar with messed up headlights. Mclaren should be embarrassed these cars are on the road for people to see and photograph. Make the brand look bad in general.
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This is the reason why people switch to the 650/p1/675 lights and front end. This is ridiculous. If anyone needs a set of front headlights. I can sell some at great prices. Keep in mind that what I have access to are brand new. One US spec set with orange lens and one all clear. Both OEM and new.

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