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Old 03-23-2008, 02:23 PM
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Cracked Headlights

Had my X5 for just 7 months and notice that the headlights are starting to crack. Thinking of taking it back to the dealer and see if it can be replaced, under warranty.
Has this happened to anyone else?

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Old 03-23-2008, 07:58 PM
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Had my X5 for just 7 months and notice that the headlights are starting to crack. Thinking of taking it back to the dealer and see if it can be replaced, under warranty.
Has this happened to anyone else?

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Yep happened to me. Had the dealer replace them no questions. Is it along the bottom?
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Denalio,

Yes, it's at the bottom. I'll bring it in this week, thanks for the update.
Do you know what the cause was? Aren't you worry that it may happen again?
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here. They started cracking at the bottom, then the lense started to show cracks.
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ouch.. I wonder what causes it
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Mine did the same I thought it was something I did. I havent replaced it yet!
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Yes, it's at the bottom. I'll bring it in this week, thanks for the update.
Do you know what the cause was? Aren't you worry that it may happen again?
What can I do? If it happens again I will have them replaced. BTW to change these headlights is at least a full day. Mine took 2 days. Lots of things have to be removed. This is not a simple swap. From the diagrams it looks like 3 simple screws, guess again!
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its stone chips hitting the light cover. I have stone guard for headlights and fog lights, Ontario and Alberta winter roads and gravel cannot do harm. Good thing you got it replaced under warrantee.
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its stone chips hitting the light cover. I have stone guard for headlights and fog lights, Ontario and Alberta winter roads and gravel cannot do harm. Good thing you got it replaced under warrantee.
It's not stone chips or gravel. There was no "pit marks" on the outside of the lenses and the lense was still smooth on the outside. Whatever caused it was from the inside of the housing or bad lense compounding. It was some type of stress cracks from defective manufacturing. This originally happened about a month after I recieved the vehicle. The fact that the major cracks were at the bottom under the lip eliminated the possibility that anything could of hit it and also not damage the paint.
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