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Old 11-09-2007, 02:37 AM   #1
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Me and my cousin are tinting our tails on Saturday and I had quick question to ask you experts...

When I first got the car around last year I had the same problem I do now. The inner brake light is very loose and even after I tighten all the bolts it still doesn't stay in place and pokes out of position. Then on the right side the outer light stays in place but can be moved easily if I touch it.

So what can I do to solve my problem without going to the extreme and not having to buy new tail lights. Thanks in adance
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Remove the tail light and check the studs. I'll bet there are a couple broken off. Mine had this problem when I bought it. I was able to screw the metal studs back into the plastic and put them back in.

Also, check under the spare tire for water. The tail lights also have a gasket around them to seal the trunk. If the lights are wobbly then they are not sealing.
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If the studs are missing/broken, you can JB weld them back in. Keep in mind, stud size changed sometime between 93 and 95 on these.

I agree with checking for leaks. And when you put them back in, run a very thin bead of sealant on the light assembly seal (along the top and about an inch down each side on the FACE of the seal that actually contacts the rear of the car). This will prevent water from getting through. Think of it as 'sealant eyebrows'. Same shape.
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Appreciate the replies guys and I'll see if what you guys said does the trick!
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Quick question guys...What kind of sealant should I use for the tail lights? Any particular kind?
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A good hearty silicone, kitchen and bath are always good choices.
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