I finally received my led replacement bulbs for my running lights. So today
was a nice day here in Florida, no snow, no minus temps. It was a good day to put in my new LEDS.
First off I replaced the three light bulbs on each side of my beloved ROCKY 5Th wheel. Then I set out to replace the five rear red running light bulbs.
Here is where I discovered water had been in each and all five red lights on the rear. There was indications of the lights had been full all the way up to the top of three of the lights. The other two, only half way full up to the bulb socket. I guess the water could not go any higher for it was (water) draining into the rear wall through the light socket!!!!!!!! I hope not?
I cleaned all the rusty residue, replaced screws with new ones.
I drilled 1/16" hole in the bottom of the red lens in the center of the lens.
I also drilled a 1/16" hole in the light frame in the center bottom.
Caution, do not drill too close to the edge of the red lens for it will cause the lens to crack.
After replacing the lens, I applied silicone caulk to the top of the lens groove.
I will keep a close eye on the rear lights from now on for water leakage.
It is advisable to check your rear red running lights for water or signs of water has been in the lights,