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Clearance lights leaking

I've been to the dealership 7 times for water leaking into the cab under the dash from the clearance lights. The last time (2 months ago) the water got into the fuse panel and cooked the fuses. Dealership finally said they found the leak and repaired it. But said if it happens again they would have to replace the lights. When I was leaving for work day b4 yeaterday i went outside and my stereo was playing and the defroster was on, my keys were in my hand. I put the key into the ignition and the stereo and defroster turned off. I turned the keyoff and the stereo and defroster came back on. Has anyone of you had similar probs? I'm really sick of this.

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I've been to the dealership 7 times for water leaking into the cab under the dash from the clearance lights. The last time (2 months ago) the water got into the fuse panel and cooked the fuses. Dealership finally said they found the leak and repaired it. But said if it happens again they would have to replace the lights. When I was leaving for work day b4 yeaterday i went outside and my stereo was playing and the defroster was on, my keys were in my hand. I put the key into the ignition and the stereo and defroster turned off. I turned the keyoff and the stereo and defroster came back on. Has anyone of you had similar probs? I'm really sick of this.
Sounds to me the moisture may have gotten to the computer under the dashboard on the drivers side. As for your leak Silicone caulk or rtv sealant will cure your leaking lights. If you have to get them replace go aftermarket and get the smoked ones with yellow led lights. Since your truck is not underwarranty anymore this is the route I would go.

What I would do is remove the lights one by one and put sealant around the base of them and put the lights back on. That should stop the water leak. Also check your windshield seal as I have heard of these windshields leaking from the top of the windshield and run down into the area of the computer and fuse panel causing strange things as you have described.


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It's the GEM Module getting wet that is doing those quirky things. My suggestion would be fix whatever it is ASAP b/c those things cost a PRETTY PENNY.
I had a leaky visor and it did the same thing!

The RTV sealant is what I used to stop the leaks.

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Thanks again bigcountry and maintain for the response. I've been having this problem since it was under warranty and so far they have continued the coverage. Also i have already replace the lenses with smoked lenses and amber bulbs. The dealership sealed the lights last time it was in. Next they will replace them. Funny thing about all this is when I ordered the truck from the factory, I ordered it without lights. Upon delivery I accepted the truck because I had already been without a vehicle for awhile. Darn lights. Anyway thanks for your help. The CPS replacement was as easy as you had described in the other thread.

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Sounds to me the moisture may have gotten to the computer under the dashboard on the drivers side. As for your leak Silicone caulk or rtv sealant will cure your leaking lights. If you have to get them replace go aftermarket and get the smoked ones with yellow led lights. Since your truck is not underwarranty anymore this is the route I would go.

What I would do is remove the lights one by one and put sealant around the base of them and put the lights back on. That should stop the water leak. Also check your windshield seal as I have heard of these windshields leaking from the top of the windshield and run down into the area of the computer and fuse panel causing strange things as you have described.
do not use silicone on your paint it will corrode the paint and actually promote rust within a few months. don't do it

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do not use silicone on your paint it will corrode the paint and actually promote rust within a few months. don't do it
what would you reccomend to seal the lamp bases if not silicone ?

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I've used silicone seal for years and have NEVER had it corrode ANYTHING other than my patience trying to remove it..LOL
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I too have never experinced any corrission from silicone sealant on auto body's. I have used it several times to seal up leaks. Also the black caulk they use to seal your windshield is silicone based. So if silicone speeds up the corrission process then why do they use it to seal the windshield.


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I too have never experinced any corrission from silicone sealant on auto body's. I have used it several times to seal up leaks. Also the black caulk they use to seal your windshield is silicone based. So if silicone speeds up the corrission process then why do they use it to seal the windshield.
I was thinking the same thing. Thanks guys, I'll be workin on this as soon as it stop raining every day down here ...

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go talk to your local body shop. They will tell you the same thing. My dad used t to seal hs windshield when t started to leak and withing 2 months he had a new wndshield put in and the pant was gone where the silicone was. there is a difference between slcone and wndshield sealant.

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