Van Tail Lights

Submitted: Wednesday, Feb 13, 2008 at 09:05
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After a recent trip in the heavy rain we have been receiving I noticed that my van tail lights were half full of water.

My question is what is the best remedy, should I attempt to reseal the whole unit or simply drill a hole in the bottom to let any water that gets in there out.


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Reply By: MrBitchi (QLD) - Wednesday, Feb 13, 2008 at 09:14

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2008 at 09:14
Personal experience says that once they start leaking you'll never succeed in sealing them :-((
Two options;- 1. Drill a hole as you suggest. Cheapest way out but depending on how much water they take in the contacts will eventually rust and then not work. 2. Replace lights with proper sealed units like those made for boat trailers, or, if the lights are old, simply replacing with new units with good seals may do the trick.
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Reply By: Member - Keith C (NSW) - Wednesday, Feb 13, 2008 at 10:09

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2008 at 10:09
Gday Matt,I changed all the lights on our van to led, they are sealed and you never have to worry about globes failing or shaking loose,also much more intensity.A bit dearer but well worth it in the long run,rear lights can be bought as a single unit,blink/tail/stop or separately.they wire up to your existing cables good luck,Keith C
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Reply By: Mal and Di - Wednesday, Feb 13, 2008 at 11:34

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2008 at 11:34
Half your rotten luck Mate!
Wouldn't mind wet tail lights down here in SA.
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