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Old 01-21-2013, 05:04 PM   #1
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Moisture in LED tails and water in the trunk

I tried searching and only achieved limited results, thus the new thread. I washed my car at one of those brush-less auto washes. I noticed when I got home, there was moisture in the driver side lens. When I open the trunk, I found water on the plastic tray beneath the lens. Just need some feedback as to the best way to fix this. I've read a lot of rec's about using silicone for the lens which I'm okay with. But I'd rather not use silicone to seal the trunk if I don't have to; it'd be like gluing my taillight in place. Would love to see a taillight assembly diagram before taking it all out so I know what to expect. Anyone who can point me in the right direction would be appreciated.

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Found the diagram I was looking for. Gives me a better idea of what to expect and where to order parts if necessary.
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you don't need to glue the tail lights to the car. i would take it off, then the part where the tails are joined, fill it with silicone then put the tails back.
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Thanks for the tip. I'll determine if that is what I want to do when I get the taillight off. Any reccos on what silicone to use? I'm assuming clear...
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yea any clear silicone will do. just make sure you let it dry/cure fully
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