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brake light leak - silicone?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by jrain904, Feb 15, 2021.

  1. Feb 15, 2021 at 12:34 PM
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    jrain904

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    Anyone with the brake light leak diy fix with silicone? Did it work well? Mine is leaking and I do not want to pay $700 to fix it. Thanks
     
  2. Feb 15, 2021 at 12:41 PM
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    Grossomotto

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    It works, use the clear stuff
     
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  3. Feb 15, 2021 at 12:47 PM
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    OriginalMan

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    I applied silicone on my years back. Like said above use clear type and mask off the area with tape to achieve a clean finish.
     
  4. Feb 15, 2021 at 1:00 PM
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    jrain904

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    I have a topper on mine so cant see. Thinking about doing 5200 lol
     
  5. Feb 15, 2021 at 1:12 PM
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    eurowner

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  8. Feb 19, 2021 at 10:14 AM
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    that boat stuff will hold up the longest, 3M 4200 or 5200. If it will keep water from entering a boat under the water line, it'll surely keep a little bit of water out of your brake light.
     
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  9. Feb 19, 2021 at 10:30 AM
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    Tacowin1013

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    only comes in white?
     
  10. Feb 19, 2021 at 11:00 AM
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    My third brake light was over tightened on my double cab so the housing broke from the bolts holding it in place. I could literally wiggle the light and feel it move. Dealer quoted me $400 for labor and parts to replace the light.

    Bought the light myself, pulled down the headliner, and installed the light and applied a bead of silicone beforehand. Cost about $150 total and maybe 4 hours of work since I didn’t know how to remove the headliner at first. It’s been holding up well for the past 3 years. The third brake light is different for the double cab and access cab Tacomas. Access cabs have screws outside and are easily assessable. Double cabs have to have the headliner removed to access the light from the interior.

    Online parts stores call the third brake light a “Center High Mount Stop Light”. Here’s a link to the light for double cabs if anyone needs it. https://parts.toyota.com/p/Toyota_2017_Tacoma/Center-High-Mount-Stop-Light/63228182/8157004030.html
     
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  11. Feb 19, 2021 at 1:24 PM
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  13. Feb 19, 2021 at 2:09 PM
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    Which one?
     
  14. Feb 19, 2021 at 2:09 PM
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    Is this still a problem on 2020's and 2021's?
     
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  15. Feb 19, 2021 at 10:10 PM
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    yes, white only.
     
  16. Feb 20, 2021 at 4:47 AM
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    Yikes, I'll stick to clear silicone
     
  17. Feb 20, 2021 at 4:59 AM
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    Not that I know of. But then again I have a 2017 and have yet to have this issue.
     
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  18. Feb 20, 2021 at 5:04 AM
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    I fixed mine with the new light assembly. About $130 for the part brand new, and a couple hours work.
     
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    You can order them in black - 4000UV would probably be best
     
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    You can order black 5200, 4200, and 4000uv
     

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