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Old 04-06-2015, 08:56 PM   #1
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Tail light condensation

Washed the Solera today and noticed soap suds in tail light and condensation in the other tail light. I removed the two screws holding it on and noticed that there is not any gasket or seal to keep water out. Has anyone figured a fix for this?
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Old 04-06-2015, 10:42 PM   #2
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Pull the light out and drill an 1/8" Hole in the bottom close to the lense. This will allow water to drain out and air in. (Just did this on a vehicle last week)

It is imposible to completely seal one and it last. Thats why oem lights are vented. Most likely upfitters like Forest river use aftermarket lamps as cost are much cheaper than oe.
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Old 04-07-2015, 12:48 AM   #3
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Where can I obtain OEM lights?
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Old 04-07-2015, 10:53 AM   #4
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Washed the Solera today and noticed soap suds in tail light and condensation in the other tail light. I removed the two screws holding it on and noticed that there is not any gasket or seal to keep water out. Has anyone figured a fix for this?
Sounds like a warranty issue. Best bet is to show dealer the issue, have them order new light buckets, and then bring it back(after there in) for the change out.
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Where can I obtain OEM lights?
If they are a style like the vans use or something like that, you could get from Mb, ford or who ever they are styled from. If they are the rectangular type with 2 or 3 light in it, there probably isn't an actual "oem". You would just have to shop around, or If possible, warranty them like Still kickin mentioned.
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I ran a bead of clear silicone around the gap between the lenses ... let it set up about 1/2 hour and added another very thin bead before attaching the lens. No issues since.
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Thanks for the ideas, I haven't had much luck with warranty issues. I guess since there are no seals maybe they expect them to leak. I think my time will be better spent trying to seal them myself.
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