The fix for leaky tail lights!!! - Team Camaro Tech
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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old May 8th, 01, 03:30 PM Thread Starter
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So happy that I just wanted to share my fix. I have been battling this for to long. Everytime I would wash the car water would end up in the trunk. After close inspection I found it was getting in through the tail light seals. Subsequently found out this is a very common problem for the 67 & 68. Not sure about the 69. Tried a new seal kit and same problem (although better than before). The mating surface is so small (looks like these things were designed to fail on purpose). The solution I found was to use two seals on each side. Glued them together, but did not glue to housing. Bolted em back up and works like a charm. Tighten about half way then push in excess to make flush. Sticks out just a bit, but only visable if you look real close. Small trade off to be certified leak free!!!
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old May 8th, 01, 08:01 PM
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I have the same problem. Thanks for the advice!


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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old May 9th, 01, 07:30 AM Thread Starter
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Just looked at your Pic's. Very nice. I just put a picture of mine in the Info Xchange under TheGreen68. It looks like you have the Mallory Hifire Ignition. There is a raging debate under the Ignition Box thread. They could probably use your input.
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