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This is a discussion on leaking light fixtures within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; i hate when it rains, and i have to be very carefull when i wash my car. my driver side ...

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    i hate when it rains, and i have to be very carefull when i wash my car. my driver side turn signal in the front always gets flooded with water and melts my bulb. and my driver side fog lamp no longer screws into the back of the housing. it fell out, and the bulb melted the peice where the one big groove is. i put duct tape on that for now to hold in place. but what should i do for a more permanent fix for both? it sucks takin out the bulb everytime i wash it just so i dont have to spend another 5 bucks on a new set.
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    Just pick up some new housings on ebay. I think the turn signal lens/housing will run you $30, as well as the fog lamp. On top of that, they will be new

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    good point...i gotta get outa my cheap lazy bastard status.

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    I have this problem all the time. I pulled the driver side one out once cause there was fluid still in it, and you would never guess what kind it was, Radiator Fluid There is some tubing above the light that looks like it is an overflow, or excess pressure release, or something of the sorts. Could use help on what it does exactly. I will, one of these days, I'm lazy too, extend the tubing further down so it will stop running onto the light.

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    never had radiator fluid, just water and peices of bulb from the others breaking when the hot buld hits the water in there.

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    Take it out and seal it with silicone
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    i kinda figured, its just a shitty angle and a pain in the ass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nhra-trans-am View Post
    Take it out and seal it with silicone
    silicon, duct tape, and zip-ties are mans best friend

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheChad1371 View Post
    i kinda figured, its just a shitty angle and a pain in the ass.
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    My turn signals do the exact same thing. My bulbs always explode though. They never melt. Weird thing is the bulb connects from the bottom so I'm not exactly sure how the water gets in there. Though when I was the car I never notice the problem, only when I drive in the rain for a while.

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    thanks mpunk, i appreciate it. and i agree on the duct tape gig....i got mine duct taped now, and water still gets in...mine explode as well. i still got peices in the turn signal housing that i cant get out. fuckin bastards...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheChad1371 View Post
    thanks mpunk, i appreciate it. and i agree on the duct tape gig....i got mine duct taped now, and water still gets in...mine explode as well. i still got peices in the turn signal housing that i cant get out. fuckin bastards...
    duct tape just gets you home man, lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kup98ss View Post
    My turn signals do the exact same thing. My bulbs always explode though. They never melt. Weird thing is the bulb connects from the bottom so I'm not exactly sure how the water gets in there. Though when I was the car I never notice the problem, only when I drive in the rain for a while.
    If there's not an obvious crack in the turn signal/DRL lens, then it seeps in between the lens and the reflector housing. Use some silicone sealant and squeeze it into the gap between the lens and reflector. You have to remove the entire lens housing out of the car to seal it properly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fastcar View Post
    If there's not an obvious crack in the turn signal/DRL lens, then it seeps in between the lens and the reflector housing. Use some silicone sealant and squeeze it into the gap between the lens and reflector. You have to remove the entire lens housing out of the car to seal it properly.

    I'll look. Thanks.

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    duct tape temporary...pffft! id rather wash and clean the car than spend time rippin that damn thing out...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike's TA View Post
    I have this problem all the time. I pulled the driver side one out once cause there was fluid still in it, and you would never guess what kind it was, Radiator Fluid There is some tubing above the light that looks like it is an overflow, or excess pressure release, or something of the sorts. Could use help on what it does exactly. I will, one of these days, I'm lazy too, extend the tubing further down so it will stop running onto the light.
    i had this same problem with my car only not with the light fixture or radiator fluid..........it was with my power steering pump and my alternator.........my power steering pump kept leeking and it is located right above the alternator so it kept shorting it out i went through 4 alternators before gm finally figured out what the problem was!!! stupid engineering!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheChad1371 View Post
    duct tape temporary...pffft! id rather wash and clean the car than spend time rippin that damn thing out...
    cant blame ya, your car IS pretty dirty

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    Quote Originally Posted by clg82 View Post
    i had this same problem with my car only not with the light fixture or radiator fluid..........it was with my power steering pump and my alternator.........my power steering pump kept leeking and it is located right above the alternator so it kept shorting it out i went through 4 alternators before gm finally figured out what the problem was!!! stupid engineering!!
    they could never see the freakin oil ALL over the alternator??? christ! because it has to be A LOT of oil to short out an alternator. Not very common! Ive got a funny though, I went to check my windshield washer fluid (i had just bought the car), and somebody thought it was the radiator...see where I'm getting at? lol IDIOTS!

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