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Old 10-01-2017, 05:34 PM
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Hey I'm trying to upload a couple pictures that show what product I used and how it looks installed (after scraping the original gasket off). Damn photobucket...

(Maybe a mod can edit the first post to reference the new pics???)
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Old 05-14-2018, 11:11 PM
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It just poured really hard for over an hour, and as soon as it stopped I went to look at the truck, no sign of any water intrusion. Happy
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Thanks redram, I'm going to give it one more shot...lol!

Here's a step by step on how I fixed my 3rd brake light leak issue...I had water coming in both corners of the rear of the cab, at the very corners of the headliner.

Remove screws from brake light, then remove lens (may have to pull pretty hard, I did). After lens is removed unclip wire harness (squeeze the clip on the connecter and it will release):


I tested to make sure the water that gets in between the front window "seal" and the rear actual window seal drains out the weeps (weeps are at bottom corners of the back glass):
Pouring water into the track:

Water coming out of the weeps:




Next clean the surface of the cab (mine was dirty with water/muck/sand that leaked in. Then you can scrape the old gasket off the light lens (comes off easy with a flat head screwdriver). After I got the majority of the gasket scraped off, I used some adhesive remover and scraped the film that was left behind off (this was a pain and a mess and probably not necessarily):





After the lens surface was clean I applied the new gasket. I bought this at home depot, I chose it because it is slightly wider than the original, and about twice as thick, but still very compressible. It is also more rubber like than foam like, so should seal better. It does not turn sharp corners well, so I cut about half way through at the top corners to turn the corners, but the outer edge is still seamless. I make the bottom a separate piece and left the bottom corners open so if any water gets in it can drain out:






Reinstall once done, it will not sit as tight as before (due to thicker gasket), but will seal. I'm guessing after a few months I will be able to tighten the screws another turn after the gasket gets "precompressed":



Did the hose test for above 5 minutes, not a drop in the cab. Still pending a heavy rain test. Will post back after it rains hard. This all took me about 30-45 minutes working slow. Hope this helps someone...
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Old 05-14-2018, 11:32 PM
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Photobucket decided that they won't allow you to post pics to other sites (at least, not while people can view them) if you don't pay for the feature, so, unfortunately you don't view them.

The pics were posted long before they did that, it is a fairly recent change. Hosting your pics on this site's gallery is the best way to do it now
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Also, you can google search how to show pics from photobucket. There is something you can do to have them show again you just have to change settings in your browser.
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Also, you can google search how to show pics from photobucket. There is something you can do to have them show again you just have to change settings in your browser.

Actually you must be right. I can see them now but I couldn't when I was on my phone and posted my previous post
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Also, you can google search how to show pics from photobucket. There is something you can do to have them show again you just have to change settings in your browser.
Being a Chrome user, I did that Google search. One of the results lead me to this link.
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/d...alioapbifiaedg

So far, it's working for me and I can see all the pics. Best of all, it's FREE!!!
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Thanks snrusnak , I just went thru the 136 posts ,
I can see the images in post #1 ,
too bad I cannot see the images in post # 6 , ( it looks like that is the step by step post ),
luckily the images in post #131 show me the weatherstrip used .
I also didn't want to create more work in future for a light bulb replacement
by using silicone or RTV gasket , so I will be going with the weatherstrip material
on my 2015 before it starts to leak , avoiding the need to take carpets out
to dry them and find rust in floors , and breath mold and mildew from wet carpets.
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I had the same thing happen recently and followed the tutorial. Only difference is that I started my seal in the lower middle of light assembly so when finished it meets in the middle bottom. Each to their own I guess but the leaking stopped. Then I had to deal with the water stains on headliner. Got them out using LA Fantastic cleaner from Dollar General. After spraying and scrubbing off with a towel no more headliner stains. TO get rid of the musty odor - a small bucket of Damp Rid from Walmart. All better now!
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very good info. I was wondering if it was the rear window seal in my truck.
Sure enough the rear brake light had water in it. took it apart and reinstalled. Its raining today and it was pouring in both corners pretty bad. Especially when driving. It has seemed to stop it after fixing it.
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