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This is a discussion on Water in Light Housing within the Exterior & Appearance forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; I've Googled the querry to my heart's content, but after blaming my lack of success on the time of night, ...

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    Water in Light Housing

    I've Googled the querry to my heart's content, but after blaming my lack of success on the time of night, I've decided to post up my plea for help here. Recently, I've noticed that whenever we have inclement weather (rain, snow, a good car wash), the driver-side backup light on my '11 hatchback fills up with water and sediments. I first noticed it when I opened the hatch after a good snow storm and got a raining on from the access panel. I'm not sure how to go about fixing it, and when I checked with a tech at the dealership, he said "you'll probably have to replace it". Soooooooo.....has anyone dealt with this and managed to fix it without replacement? Or is replacement my only (safe) option?

    ~NAZ

    P.S., I can post pictures after the sun rises and I can go outside and take a pic of it.

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    take it off dry it out if you can maybe put it in the oven at low and see if you can clean it out. check the seal around the light bulb and maybe swap it for the other side and spray the area with a hose and see if it fills wither a little water. If so then you may just need a new gasket rather then a new light.
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    Tea bags or silica packets. No joke on the tea bags.

    Moisture always wants to move to where it is dry.

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    Agree to that ^^^^ it will help dry out your lights but you want to stop the leak.
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    Indeed. I figure I'm gonna have to figure out how to keep it from happening every time, but that's good to know about using teabags and silica packets. I'll keep that in mind.

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