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Mud Behind Tail Light Fix

#1 User is offline   MrSig 

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 02:36 PM

This is a fix for the JK's
A hole in the bottom of the jeep will shoot mud up and behind both of the rear tail lights.

First remove the tail lights The 2 screws only on the right side of the left light and the left side of the right light. Then clean out the cavity well!
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Left side out.
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Right side out.
Next you see the hole on each side.
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Left side hole.
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Right rear hole.
Then place a piece of rubber over the holes.
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Next fill with Marine low expansion foam.
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Left side full up to the tag wires and don't get any on the gas breather.
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Right side about half way up.

Let cure, reconnect wires to lights and screw back in..
Done!
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Left rear done!
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Right rear done!
Now no more mud or stuff will go up into the holes and rot out behind your tail lights..
I got the marine low expansion foam from a boat repair house. It is made to breath and will not let water stay in but keep dirt out!
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Posted 15 October 2007 - 02:50 PM

Will that allow water to collect in the pocket? It appears that the light housings are not water tight where they mount to the body.
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Posted 15 October 2007 - 02:58 PM

View PostJeepinIan, on Oct 15 2007, 03:50 PM, said:

Will that allow water to collect in the pocket? It appears that the light housings are not water tight where they mount to the body.

The ones on the JK's are. They have a gasket around the light where it mounts to the body..
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Posted 15 October 2007 - 05:08 PM

Hum, :biggrin1: . Looks like a water trap not matter if U have a gasket or not. Let us know after U go wheeling & it sits in H20 for a bit. Be honest now :) :whistle: :tongue1: :tooth:
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Posted 15 October 2007 - 06:09 PM

You know it! :) Plus you know I can find water.. :tooth:
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Posted 16 October 2007 - 08:37 AM

yea u and me both we find water anywhere we go
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Posted 16 October 2007 - 03:56 PM

Apply a liberal amount of Gasket sealant to the light. :cheers: That will help.
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Posted 25 October 2007 - 02:34 PM

Follow Up!
On the 23rd at 7am I removed the right tail light and put in 28oz of water on top of the foam then put the tail light back in.
Just a little bit ago (3pm/1500hrs) I removed the right tail light and checked the cavity and not a drop of moister was found! So this was a great fix it keeps the dirt, & mud out but still lets it breath!
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Posted 19 November 2007 - 10:07 AM

Wow, Thats something that will work for my Bronco also... Thanx for the tip...

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Posted 02 December 2007 - 04:24 PM

View PostAllcruisen, on Nov 19 2007, 10:07 AM, said:

Wow, Thats something that will work for my Bronco also... Thanx for the tip...

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P.S. still no water, moisture or any problems!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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