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Rear combination light taking on water

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by drcaleb, Apr 10, 2011.

  1. Apr 10, 2011 at 3:56 PM
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    drcaleb

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    I searched all over but couldn't find anything about this. my driver's side light started taking on water during the last major storm. enough to almost cover the reverse light. i know how to take the assembly off the truck, but does anyone know how to remove the clear lens from the housing so i can dry it out and replace what i'm assuming is a bad gasket? i tried putting a flathead in between the two pieces, but only managed to slightly crack the lens.
     
  2. Apr 10, 2011 at 6:57 PM
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    skytower

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    It's sealed with glue. I would drill a hole, drain, add silica gel, reseal the entire lens.
     
  3. Apr 10, 2011 at 11:12 PM
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    maxamillion2345

    maxamillion2345 Make Nevada Great Again, build the wall

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    I'd try similar to the BHLM and bake it ever so slightly.
     
  4. Apr 11, 2011 at 4:37 AM
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    jhodge83

    jhodge83 They all float down here... Moderator

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    from seeing details of people doing the black tail light mod, the rear lights cant be baked and seperated. they were seperated via dremel.
     
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