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Old 07-30-2018, 07:51 PM   #1
nick335
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leaky brake light e30 convertible



i have a problem where water has been slowly leaking through the 3rd break light and it rusted all my tools. any idea on a fix for this?
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Old 07-30-2018, 09:02 PM   #2
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Cheap fix I guess is to plug the holes/crack with clear silicone.
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Old 07-30-2018, 10:37 PM   #3
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Cheap fix I guess is to plug the holes/crack with clear silicone.
Not too bad of an idea. The only problem is that I have water droplets inside the light housing that I don't know how to get out. Also I'm not too sure how to get to the bulb behind it
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Old 07-30-2018, 11:13 PM   #4
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Not too bad of an idea. The only problem is that I have water droplets inside the light housing that I don't know how to get out. Also I'm not too sure how to get to the bulb behind it
If the housing opens up then you could take it off and dry it out. If it's sealed together, sometimes you can separate them with low heat, but and an old E30 light would probably be too brittle.
Otherwise you could drill a few small holes to drain it out, and maybe leave it in the sun to help. Once it's dry, seal it up completely.

You could just pick up a new light fixture. Might not be too much online.
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