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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 09-15-2006, 03:17 PM Thread Starter
 
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Bugs in the Vanity lights

Does anyone else have the problem of bugs ending up in the lenses of the vanity lights above the rear view mirror?
I cannot figure where they are coming from, the dealer looked at it and he said he has never seen this. All I can guess is that I have the sunroof open a lot and that cloth sound dampener is somehow directing the bugs to drop down in from the top but I cannot see any openings for them to go into.
I cannot figure out how to clean them out without breaking something and all the dealer said was that next time I have it in for service they will clean them out. So I guess I have to look at them until then. also if bugs are getting in then surely water can get in also??
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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 09-15-2006, 03:21 PM
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No havent seen any i will look next time i am in the car i do see a small pile of bug corpses in my dome though.
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Does anyone else have the problem of bugs ending up in the lenses of the vanity lights above the rear view mirror?
I cannot figure where they are coming from, the dealer looked at it and he said he has never seen this. All I can guess is that I have the sunroof open a lot and that cloth sound dampener is somehow directing the bugs to drop down in from the top but I cannot see any openings for them to go into.
I cannot figure out how to clean them out without breaking something and all the dealer said was that next time I have it in for service they will clean them out. So I guess I have to look at them until then. also if bugs are getting in then surely water can get in also??
There's another thread on this somewhere. They are being sucked in via the open sunroof. Only fix I have heard so far (apart from keeping it closed ) is strategically placed weatherstrip. One owner had the rooflining lowered to find hundreds of the critters. Guess it depends where you live too.

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post #4 of 27 (permalink) Old 09-15-2006, 06:08 PM
 
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I have this issue as well, its just part of my cleaning routine, all you need is a small standard screwdriver to pop that panel down and clean it out.
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post #5 of 27 (permalink) Old 09-15-2006, 06:59 PM
 
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I'll have to check mine. I keep my sunroof open a lot.
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post #6 of 27 (permalink) Old 09-15-2006, 09:50 PM
 
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Damn yeah I thought it was just me!!!! Definitely have the problem, but it's not so much of an issue as much as just an annoyance.
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post #7 of 27 (permalink) Old 09-23-2006, 11:26 AM
 
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Yep, same issue here, in the divers side vanity light. Not a big deal but annyoing and gross to look at, especially with a car that only has 3500 miles on it. Thanks also for the cleaning tip, ill be doing that soon!
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post #8 of 27 (permalink) Old 09-24-2006, 04:52 PM
 
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ok blackrider, im stuck, how do you get that panel off without scratching the plastic panel, which is what looks like will happen if i try to pry it.
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ok blackrider, im stuck, how do you get that panel off without scratching the plastic panel, which is what looks like will happen if i try to pry it.
Use a small standard screw driver and be carful. I didn't scrach mine, if your that worried about just pry on the frount part of it.
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post #10 of 27 (permalink) Old 09-24-2006, 07:06 PM
 
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WOW, I got the panel off, just had to pry a bit harder. It was like an insect woodstock in there!!! A collection of small flies, moths and mosquitoes got in there and i had to clean them all out. Thanks for the tip!
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post #11 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-01-2006, 01:02 PM
 
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Unhappy bugs ahoy!

here's a photo of 18000 miles worth of bugs.
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oops sorry for the picture size!
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post #13 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-01-2006, 01:28 PM
 
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Holy.....time to go check mine. I only ever popped the light covers off.
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post #14 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-01-2006, 03:33 PM
 
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I don't see any yet in the map lights or the dome light, but I am going to remove the panel anyway- I'm sure there are bugs in there because I use my sunroof all the time. Just maybe not on the clear lights themselves. Gross!
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post #15 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-01-2006, 03:58 PM
 
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I'm thinking about maybe getting creative with some weatherstripping and trying to create a "seal" around the lens of the reading lights. That way, theoretically, when bugs blow into that panel, they'll stay off the lenses, and I won't have to worry that it will look bad and I can avoid cleaning it more then once a year.
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