Tail Light Troubles

courtesy of Bob, The Auto Answer Man

Dear Bob,
Recently heavy rain hit my area and now water seemed to be caught in the shield of the tail light. At first it looked like water but it was really moisture. Texas requires State Inspections and the inspection place won't let me get my car get inspected because of this "moisture" inside the tail light, they say it might short my tail light wires. But after close inspection, the "moisture" does not touch any part of the tail light but the shield. The moisture is still there and I would like to get rid of it ASAP because the month's almost coming to an end.

Well, unfortunately, I think all states have that law. But anyway, you need to get that water out of there and then re-seal it up. Now, it got in, so there has to be a small hole somewhere. I would suggest removing it and turning it in all directions until you find the hole and then let it drain. Now if you can't find it, then drill a small hole just through the red plastic part to where the water is. Then let it drain out. Once it is completely dry, not just a little dry but completely (because if there are a few little drops, they will eventually evaporate inside the fixture and fog it up) then seal it back up. You could use household chaulking material but anything that is clear and has silicon in it will do the job just fine.
Good Luck!
Drive Safely!
Bob, The Auto Answer Man

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