Headlight discoloration

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Lerwick40
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Headlight discoloration

Post by Lerwick40 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:37 am

Hello,

Both my headlights are suffering from discoloration,I`m wondering if it is heat related?
My last warranty issue was not straight forward so I can`t see this being any different! Car in question is 2017 SE L 4x4

Cheers

Dan


Kenny R
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Re: Headlight discoloration

Post by Kenny R » Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:53 am

Can you post a picture?
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ChrisL
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Re: Headlight discoloration

Post by ChrisL » Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:59 am

Is it a misty kind of discolouration?

Do you park your car so the sun is shining on the front of it a lot of the time?

Poly-carbonate headlights tend to go milky over time if exposed to a lot of sunlight.

T-cut or similar products often helps reduce the problem.
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Lerwick40
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Re: Headlight discoloration

Post by Lerwick40 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:07 pm

Hi,

I will take a couple of pictures, it`s definitely from behind the lens. I`ve had to flat and polish headlights in the past on a few of my classic cars, but not ones that are two years old!


Lerwick40
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Re: Headlight discoloration

Post by Lerwick40 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:31 pm

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Fuzzz
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Re: Headlight discoloration

Post by Fuzzz » Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:22 pm

I've got similar issue from outside and from inside...both headlights. Dealer changed them after one month heavy fight with skoda factory. My friend has the same issue but he doesnt bother.

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Skoda Kodiaq 2.0TDI 190hp Elegance.


Old and Grumpy
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Re: Headlight discoloration

Post by Old and Grumpy » Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:01 pm

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=2082&hilit=Condensation#p21151

This has been discussed at length on this forum, see above link.
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My best car in 55 years of driving, including my previous Superb, two Octavias and a Fabia :)


Fuzzz
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Re: Headlight discoloration

Post by Fuzzz » Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:29 pm

Old and Grumpy wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:01 pm
viewtopic.php?f=11&t=2082&hilit=Condensation#p21151

This has been discussed at length on this forum, see above link.
We are not talking about condensation...this issue we are talking is polycarbonate issues...look at very carefully pictures. You'll see this issue pretty soon on your bear (actually hope you are not) . Condensation is normal...my new lights are almpst condensation free.
My old headlight some weird round burnin or something inside headlight glass look carefully

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Skoda Kodiaq 2.0TDI 190hp Elegance.


Old and Grumpy
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Re: Headlight discoloration

Post by Old and Grumpy » Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:44 pm

Fuzzz wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:29 pm
Old and Grumpy wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:01 pm
viewtopic.php?f=11&t=2082&hilit=Condensation#p21151

This has been discussed at length on this forum, see above link.
We are not talking about condensation...this issue we are talking is polycarbonate issues...look at very carefully pictures. You'll see this issue pretty soon on your bear (actually hope you are not) . Condensation is normal...my new lights are almpst condensation free.
My old headlight some weird round burnin or something inside headlight glass look carefully
My Yogi now 14 months old and I have never noticed any condensation or discolouration on the headlights.
Kodiaq SE 1.4 TSI, 2WD, manual, 5 seater, Petrol blue, absolutely standard, no extra toys. Leicestershire.
My best car in 55 years of driving, including my previous Superb, two Octavias and a Fabia :)


Fuzzz
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Re: Headlight discoloration

Post by Fuzzz » Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:52 pm

Old and Grumpy wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:44 pm
Fuzzz wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:29 pm
Old and Grumpy wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:01 pm
viewtopic.php?f=11&t=2082&hilit=Condensation#p21151

This has been discussed at length on this forum, see above link.
We are not talking about condensation...this issue we are talking is polycarbonate issues...look at very carefully pictures. You'll see this issue pretty soon on your bear (actually hope you are not) . Condensation is normal...my new lights are almpst condensation free.
My old headlight some weird round burnin or something inside headlight glass look carefully
My Yogi now 14 months old and I have never noticed any condensation or discolouration on the headlights.
Lucky you, this is the known issue. We thought with dealer that this might be the oil or lube hella use in headlight motor. Dealer promised me to let me know after factory dissambles the headlight...but no news
Skoda Kodiaq 2.0TDI 190hp Elegance.


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