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Old 04-13-2007, 12:45 PM   #1
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Upon my car alerting me of a burnt out turn signal bulb I discovered that there was a good amount of water in the tail light. My dad said that one solution would be to drill a small hole in the bottom of it, but he said to see if any of you guys know a better method. Thanks!
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my 92 did that and it turned out there was microtiny crack in my top part of the lamp where the trunk shuts. i went to a yard and found one cheap.

try looking for a crack or something, see if water is coming through the lightbulb sockets themselves, that could be it too.

this kinda stuff is always fun, good luck
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The most likely entry point is the seal between the light assembly and the rear of the car. Take them out, clean the seals and the paint, and apply a little RTV before you reinstall them.
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I ended up having both a crack and bad seals on my tails.

Crack was just about the "shopping cart height" (lucky me)

RTVed the seals and crack, good as new........
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