Third brake light leak fixed
It rained pretty hard today, went out to check and see if water was leaking inside.. Had this problem in my '08 and a couple weeks ago found out about the third brake light leak. I didn't fix it on the '08 since I was trading it in. I thought I would get away from these problems with the '11, nope..
It wasn't as much as my 08 but it was enough to make me mad. After it started raining I went out to check, caught it dripping in the passenger side corner of the head liner. Decided to go to Home Depot after work and fix it this time. Granted its probably been leaking for awhile since it is an '11 but I just got it last week.
Bought some epdm weather stripping.
Took off the light and notice what a piece of crap the foam gasket was. I'm sure this isn't a percentage of rams that have the problem but an age of rams. Way to go Dodge. There was a good amount of water inside the housing and even inside the bulbs from just an hour or two of rain.
You can see where the water was going, there was some left inside the cab. That white piece of tape is the top of the headliner.
Its a pretty easy fix. I didn't like the seal when I put it on so I took it off again and added some more stripping. It is only 1/8" and pretty soft. I have a feeling I might be doing this again and I will be getting a some a little thicker. I left the bottoms open in case any water got in, I'd seen this on another post.