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Moisture accumulating in parking lamp

Discussion in 'Detailing & Truck Care' started by b-radical, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. b-radical

    b-radical New Member

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    On my truck the passenger side parking lamp is somehow getting moisture in there. I've had the truck for a long time and never had a problem with this before. I tried taking it off and submerging it in water to find the leak, but didn't find anything. After that, I added a layer of RTV silicone to the rubber gaskets that seal the bulb connector with the reflector housing and it still gets wet in there.

    Any suggestions?
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  2. Curky

    Curky New Member

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    You pretty much did what I would do. Check all the seals. It might not leak under the water do to the pressure. All it has to be is a needle size hole for the moister to get in not necessarily a leak. If you plan on keeping the truck for years to come, It is a must fix otherwise a lot of components will rust (bigger problems). At this point I would take off again and reseal ALL the seals or buy a used one. Since everyone are buying LED’s you might be able to find cheap.
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    McClintoc Super Moderator

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    I'm having the exact same issue on my truck but it's the driver's side parking lamp that has been collecting moisture. It has been collecting moisture almost since I got the truck (new in 2001) but it hasn't given me any problems apart from looking like crap. I'll look into it at some point.
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  5. moogvo

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    You can drill a small hole on the bottom of the housing and it will evaporate and not come back. Cheap fix and works every time!
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