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Old 03-10-2011, 04:37 PM   #1
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Check behind recessed tail lights

Just out of curiosity I removed one on my tail lights and found i had a leak in the rear corner of my 2009 sandpiper. It happend to be where the gutter spout is mounted. The rubber roof overlaps the sidewall and the vertical corner strip goes over it. There is no sealant at this point, which is behind the gutter spout. There was no indication of a leak inside and hopefully I caught it in time. I put a piece of eternabond behind the spout and let it overlap on to the corner trim. I've been putting damp rid in a cloth and pushing it up behind the tail light. Reinstalling tail light and changing it out every day or so. It's almost dried out now and i wanted to let others know to save a future headache. I re-did all of my gutter spouts to be on the safe side.

2009 Sandpiper 345QB
2006 F250 CC, FX4 6.0L
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Old 03-10-2011, 09:11 PM   #2
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Yeah, it's a REALLY good idea to check behind all of your exterior lights. When I switched over to LED units, I was shocked to see the holes made for the wiring. It honestly looked like they were made with a ball peen hammer, and the marker lights barely covered the holes. I made sure I used a liberal amount of urethane sealant around each hole before the new lights went on, then went inside and filled the holes with spray foam.
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