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Old 05-15-2006, 06:19 AM   #1
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Running Light Leaks

Has anyone else had water in their running lights? We have two 2005 Airstreams and both have leaks in the red or amber lights. I have taken both to the factory as it isn't far from us, and the Airstream technicians added silicone inside the edge of the fixture and where the screw compresses the plastic into place, but even this has not always worked. Has anyone else had this problem and come up with a good solution? It really rots out the fixture quickly if not addressed.

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Old 05-15-2006, 09:13 AM   #2
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bhunt, It looks like you have a 16' Bambi also. I had the exact same problem with ours and my solution was the same as the Airstream tech's. Silicone around the lens and screw. It did the trick and the test lens I popped off did so without breaking. The gasket on mine seemed more like a sponge than a seal and there was nothing around the screw. Owning anything is all about tweaking. Enjoy, Jamie

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Old 05-15-2006, 09:22 AM   #3
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Lew (I think he goes by Lewster on the forum) came up with a kit that not only included stainless screws, but a rubber type grommet that seals the light. I haven't installed them yet, but the kit looks awesome and he said it stopped his leaky lights!
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Old 05-15-2006, 10:19 AM   #4
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yesterday while washing and waxing my 2005 AS for this coming weekend rally at newport dunes, i noticed the same thing. all my clearance lights were fogged over on the interior and the lense attachment screw was rusted.
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Old 05-15-2006, 11:18 AM   #5
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Hi All,

I have the solution....and it does not involve silicone!! (bad stuff on any RV!!). Check in the classified section under parts and you will see the photo and other pertinant info. It solved the leak problem on my 19CCD!!

PS: Thanks for the head's up Twink!!
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