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Water in Turn/parking light lense

I keep getting moisture in my driver side Parking/turn signal lense. At first I thought maybe it had a small crack or somthing in it. So I replaces the whole think with a new one. I also used Dielectrical grease around the gaskets for the bulbs. It has been 2 weeks now and my new lense is all ready fogging up and holding a small amount of moisture. I there anywhere I can buy new gaskets and possibly connector for this or any other suggestions?

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I drilled two holes in both of mine, and I haven't ha any fogging since, seemed to work for me, I might get shunned for telling someone that's what I did though

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I drilled two holes in both of mine, and I haven't ha any fogging since, seemed to work for me, I might get shunned for telling someone that's what I did though

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I was gonna suggest the same thing. Make sure that one of the holes are on the top so that the moisture can escape.

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Okay About how big of a hole our we talk ing about here and about what position on the lense?

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Any other suggestions other than drilling holes in the lense?

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you wont need very big holes at all, just something for the water to drain, and even out the air pressure inside, since the hole will be small, you will need two for this purpose, you can do the first one on the bottom, on the inside of the lense housing so it won't be seen, and one on the top for both pressure balance and also, for letting the vapors to escape once the sun has warmed up the lense, just as was mentioned before, did this when i lived in Germany and it worked well, no one knew about the holes and there was no problems after that.


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Any other suggestions other than drilling holes in the lense?
take it out and drill a small hole on the bottom, you wont be able to see it.

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Okay are you talking about drilling in the clear part of the lense or in the back around the reflective part?

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you can do either, i did it on the backside (reflector) so it wouldn't be noticed very small holes the top one wouldn't be seen at all due to angle, if you put the bottom one in the right position i shouldnt either


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Okay I took it off the truck let it sit overnight to dry out, drilled my holes. 5days later still holding moisture. Any other suggestions?

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