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There is condensation in one of the main beam headlamps on my Bentley Brooklands Coupe - 2010. When I took it to the dealer for a service I told them, and they laughed and said it was a common problem on Bentleys, and to switch on main beam to dry it out. Not really what I was expecting and rather disappointing. Hong Kong roads are well lit and busy most of the time, so the opportunity or necessity to use main beam is low to zero.

Does anyone have any experience with this "common problem"?
 

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In think the headlamps need to be removed, dried out and resealed but I believe that's a labour intensive job which requires the removal of the front bumper and wings. I've never done it nor seen it done so have no experience, just relaying what I have read and I could be wrong.
 

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Hum....why not on old cars, but on such a car with 9 years, very surprising. It should be waterproof.
In my opinion they are worried you ask to replace it at their expenses for warranty...
 

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AGree with Bentleyman, contact Bentley directly, explain the complete story.


Your car is under warraanty, impose a complete replacment and that's a budget.
 

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You bought this car at the dealer, I suppose there is a warranty attached to that sale ?
Read all documents , you have lost one month...
Dealer warranty should apply, moreover you informed them.
Make an official reclamation with official letters...
 

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OK, I understand better, so if I were you I will indeed report to Bentley factory ( not the dealer) this event and the official dealer reaction and ask them what they think , suggest and could do.
 

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There is condensation in one of the main beam headlamps on my Bentley Brooklands Coupe - 2010. When I took it to the dealer for a service I told them, and they laughed and said it was a common problem on Bentleys, and to switch on main beam to dry it out. Not really what I was expecting and rather disappointing. Hong Kong roads are well lit and busy most of the time, so the opportunity or necessity to use main beam is low to zero.

Does anyone have any experience with this "common problem"?
Hi, also from HK here. You probably got the silver Brookland from Automall? I had the same problem with my 2008 Arnage RL after I washed the car with a high pressure jet. Took it upon myself to remove and clean it up. It was quite a bit of work to gain access mainly because the intercooler hose sitting right behind it became very hardened by the engine bay heat . Removing it was tough enough, reinstalling it was impossible and I spent 3 days soaking it in turpentine to soften it enough (very expensive replacement as a recall) to put it back together. DCH will probably charge you HKD30-40k easily to do the job and probably not counting the cost of the intercooler hose and the assorted hardened hoses nearby.
 

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My Bentley dealer (who had to swap a headlamp due to a minor scratch) told me that headlamp and fog light condensation on the face lift Arnages, Azures and Brooklands is not something wich can be repaired. You simply have to live with it.

Just store your darling in a dry place and swicht on the headlamps when you drive.

Condensation will re-occur in the next rain.

Teaches us humility ;-)
 

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A Bentley dealer told you they can’t fix this !!
So EVERY other car manufacturer can fit watertight lights but not the top of the top manufacturer
bentley will soon be a name of the past -there engineers get more piss poor as the years go on.
who’s gonna pay £250,000 for a car that cant even have sealed headlights
 

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Bentley isn't alone with this kinda problem.

Porsche 997 -for example- burn the headlamp glass due to heat from the xenon lamp. 991 has a different glass for that reason.
 

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There is condensation in one of the main beam headlamps on my Bentley Brooklands Coupe - 2010. When I took it to the dealer for a service I told them, and they laughed and said it was a common problem on Bentleys, and to switch on main beam to dry it out. Not really what I was expecting and rather disappointing. Hong Kong roads are well lit and busy most of the time, so the opportunity or necessity to use main beam is low to zero.

Does anyone have any experience with this "common problem"?
I had an experience with this "common problem" so i took it to the service and they take it out and clean them and put it back in,luckily i did not have to pay for anything cause was covered by my car warranty with Patriot.
 
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