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Old 03-31-2015, 04:36 PM
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my tail light on my 2000 pace car have alot of condensation anyone repaired these or is it easier just to buy new ones
 
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Old 03-31-2015, 05:15 PM
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i havent seen anyone fix these but im not sure if it is even possible, might be better off getting some new ones
 
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Old 03-31-2015, 08:43 PM
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I would buy new ones or pull some from a salvage yard
 
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Old 03-31-2015, 11:11 PM
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Many time the condensation gets in from the bulb openings. Typically one removes all the bulbs then thoroughly dries out their housing, with a hair dryer, sun etc. When you reinstall your bulbs use die-electric grease at all their bases and such to create a new vapor impervious seal which in turn should not let any more moisture enter the tail light housing.

Inspect the housings for any obvious cracks / seams coming apart and use a black silicone to seal these areas.
 
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As Zippy mentioned, condensation can enter through the light openings. I replaced my washers with new ones and applied dielectric grease to both sides of them. I still got a small amount of condensation while washing the car so I drilled 3/16" holes in the bottom of the light housings and that resolved the problem.
 
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I agree with everyone, sealing the light opening will stop the moisture from getting in. You could also drill a small hole or 2 in the bottom of the tail light housing. This combined with the heat from the bulbs will evaporate the moisture and give it a way to excape. This is a good fix but it could also decrease the life of your bulbs a bit!
 
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