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Old 08-30-2009, 08:13 AM   #1
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Running light leaks

Don't know why I've put it off for so long, but it is finally time to tackle the condensation that continually accumulates inside the running lights of our 2005 CCD. I know from previous posts that Lewster was offering a kit that included appropriately sized O-rings and screws, but I've been unable to contact him.

Would appreciate knowing the exact specifications for O-rings and screws necessary to seal these lights, or alternatively a current contact to Lewster (whose contributions are missed).

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Old 08-31-2009, 03:03 AM   #2
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Hi, remove one of the screws and take it to your favorite hardware store. Buy one screw, of the exact same size, made out of stainless steel, for every light you have. Then you need one stainless steel flat washer for each screw. And finally "O" rings that fit onto the screws. Install with the flat washers on the screws first, then the "O" rings, so the "O" rings are against the plastic lense. The washer prevents the "O" rings from slipping over the screw head. Do not over tighten and crack the lense.
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Old 08-31-2009, 05:39 AM   #3
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Used the same solution, it has taken care of most of the moisture.

The foam gaskets tend to slip around and gluing them to the base and a thin coating of dielectric grease on the edge of the lens has helped. (also in the bulb sockets)

You won't regret the stainless replacements when it's time to change a bulb in a few years. IMHO this should be done at the factory.

Have been told that the only way to stop it completely is removal and re-sealing of the base. que-see?

An auto parts or big box home store should have the o-rings and screws you need. The rings I used were R-01, 1/8th ID, 1/4 OD.
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Thanks a lot. I'll go shopping soon.
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