Originally Posted by hookedonclassic
Not trying to mis-direct this thread but I noticed the screws to the light lenses on my AS looked rusted. I'm replacing screws today with stainless steel screws. Metric thread - M5.
Rich, this is a well documented issue and many have done the stainless (metric) changeover. I couldn't find the same length when I did mine but there was plenty of depth inside the light assembly to take a screw 0.5cm longer.
A buddy with a 2008 had those screws bedded in a bit of caulk where the head meets the lens. Earlier units saw a lot of condensation inside the teardrop shaped lens. Lewster & silvertwinkie have posted how-to's involving using O-rings instead of caulk. So I used O-rings when I did the screw replacement with mine.