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Old 02-15-2012, 05:10 PM
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Angry 3rd Brake Light Leak

Well, it looks like Dodge has not done anything to fix this known problem. It rained really hard here in Florida last friday night, got in the truck and the whole back of the headliner around the rear window was dripping wet. Headliner is stained. I've read that this has been happening on the Rams since 2005, it's hard to believe that they did nothing to address this. My truck never leaked in the 5 months I've owned it, it must have been the angle of the truck where it was parked or something? Taking it to the dealer tomorrow to see what they do for me, I'd really like a new headliner and the fix for the light done. Anyone deal with this on your 2011 Dodge Ram truck yet?
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Old 02-15-2012, 05:18 PM
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Yes it's pretty common. Some don't leak, some leak minor, some leak major, and some leak years later.

If I were you I'd fix the leak yourself the way I did, see this thread, it takes about 30 minutes and $10. It will be a much better, longer lasting fix than the dealer's (they will most likely just slop on some silicone caulking).

http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread....ht=window+leak

I agree though the headliner should be replaced by the dealer free of charge.
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Old 02-15-2012, 05:21 PM
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That leak problem seems to happen too often
The dealer will fix it under warranty
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Old 02-15-2012, 05:26 PM
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The reason I did the fix myself is because I know 3 other people personally that have had this fixed by the dealer, and they all got silicone. It was very sloppy(you could actually see it from far away), and when they had to change the bulb out they had to scrape the caulking off, then redo the seal anyway(big mess, waste of time, and PITA). It took me less time to do it myself than it would have to take to the dealer anyway, and if you're going to complain about $10 then well, anyway.... lol

But to each his own...I digress...
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just had mine done last week. i asked if they were going to just goop it up and they said they are ordering a new replacement light.

idk but it's been raining all week and no new leaks
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Ok well I don't think there is an "updated" or "fixed" part for this, so the new part you got is probably identical to the original except the gasket is brand new. I don't know that for a fact, but about a year ago when I was at the dealer, there was no "new" part to fix this, only a replacement original.

The problem with the factory gasket is that it is like a sponge, it is porous, so once it gets soaked with water (heavy rains) the water seeps through it. The material I used to make my new gasket is a solid rubber (not porous), so it will never leak....
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Thumbs up 3rd brake light leak

Just picked up the truck from the dealer, they fixed the leak, not sure how, I did notice with a flashlight, it looks like a new gasket. Don't see any silicone from the outside. They cleaned the headliner, which I inspected and looks like new so I didn't complain. I'm thinking of hosing the truck down when I get home to check for leaks. Keep you posted. Thanks for the responses!
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Dealership fixed my leak two weeks ago. They told me there was a repair kit for the light. Maybe they were just blowing smoke??? It doesn't leak anymore so I am happy.
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Had the same problem with mine. The dealer told me that they put a new "thicker" gasket in and I shouldn't have anymore problems. Sure enough no more problems. I was also talking to a buddy of mine and this is not just a Dodge thing, his Ford does it. He has had his fixed 3 times now. Maybe they will fix it someday.
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