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      03-25-2020, 08:26 AM   #1
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Hope your all keeping safe in this testing time, itís more than likely been covered before, but I was looking for any tips on how to stop these rear lights from condensation.

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Move to Arizona? If you live in area that's subject to high humidity and cool temperatures there's not much you can do about condensation.
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Nice idea, but canít get anywhere at the moment other than stay at home

Bit of a bad design really. I thought someone on here would of had a solution.

Or itís just the easy way and buy and new set, but at the price they are, I think I will settle for abit of condensation
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Hi people,

Hope your all keeping safe in this testing time, it’s more than likely been covered before, but I was looking for any tips on how to stop these rear lights from condensation.

Regards
I had this exact problem in the UK.

I removed the lights, stripped off the old seal around them and brought some new D strip from amazon (full title below. Cost £6.99 with prime)


"YOUSHARES Door Weather Stripping - Self Adhesive Foam Seal Strip Weatherstripping for Doors Frame and Windows Gaps, Weatherstrip Anti-Collision D Type Door Seal Strip 20 Feet (Black)"

Anyway added this new stripping and have no condensation at all now!

PS. when adding the strip start at the bottom in the middle of the light and go around it, this means the start and finish of the strip is at the bottom. This stops the split being at the top and water leaking past it.

Good luck!
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Great thanks for the tip.

When you say the seal? Do you split the light apart.

One one seal around the plastic where you access the bulbs.

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Great thanks for the tip.

When you say the seal? Do you split the light apart.

One one seal around the plastic where you access the bulbs.

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So this is the seal I mean, the seal that sits on the back of the light against the actual car when fitted into the boot etc.

Hope this helps.
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Oh right.

I don't have that seal on my lights.
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These are my rear lights.
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These are my lights
They're the rear wing set not the boot set correct?
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Yes thatís correct.

My boot set are perfectly fine, itís the rear wing/quarter lights as per photo that I have full of condensation.
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Yes that’s correct.

My boot set are perfectly fine, it’s the rear wing/quarter lights as per photo that I have full of condensation.
Ah yes they're not so easy to seal up! Mainly because if you put the seal in I'm that I was on about in my previous post they you'll struggle to get the pin in the correct place at the back which hold them in place.

The only thing I can possibly think of is to get some sealant of some kind and go over the part on the lights which are moulded together and ensure all the grommets are ok where the wiring look enters the lighting housing.
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The lights are in perfect condition, I can't see any issues with them what so ever.

I have inspected the seals and they look fine no cracks or splits, I have got them in my house tonight giving them a good warm.

I know you can't seal them completely because they will definitely condensate up if the air can't get in or get out.

Definitely not buying any more for them to do the same.
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