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The other day I noticed that there were white markings that looked like scratch marks on the black blastic that surrounds my upper headlight (UNDER the clear plastic that covers the headlight unit). The markings were on the outside edge of the plastic. At first, I thought this might have been due to faulty installation because there does not seem to be a source for these scratches in the "sealed" headlight unit.

Yesterday on a drive, however, I checked with a fellow Elise owner and he had the same marks. I now think these may be caused by the heat from the bulbs.

Has anyone else had noticed this problem, or have any experience getting it fixed?

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~jon
 

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Ground Loop said:
Do they look like.. crystals? Like salt spray that crystalized and condensed in that part of the plastic?

That's what mine look like.. angular "snowflake" pattern inside the clear lens, in front of the black plastic.

I don't remember them being there before, so it could be condensation of some sort, or outgassing from the plastic?
That's a pretty good description of what they look like inside my right headlight - they look more like scratches on the left. I'm gonna give my tech a call about this.
 
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