Best Way to Seal Turning Signal Bulbs
I have recently purchased a set of black aftermarket headlight assemblies and corners off of ebay. Now after a ton of rain over the past couple of days due to the remnants of tropical storm Lee, I have some considerable condensation on the inside of the clear plastic piece of the headlight assembly. Today I took the lights off and put some water in them to check the seals where the two pieces meet. That was all good with zero water seepage. But the turning signal bulb holder is slightly, very slightly loose in its place in the headlight assembly. I believe this is my culprit of where the moisture is seeping in. In order to get the water out, I put alcohol in the assemblies and set them in front of a fan to dry out overnight.
Thus what are my options to make the seal between the headlight assembly and the holder for the turning signal bulb better? Would teflon tape on the rubber O-ring and on the assembly help? Or would I be better off using some type of water proof sealant to get a better seal there?
Even my stockers did this, so I think its just a Ford thing. But usually the stockers would dry out in less than a day of no rain. I don't want the condensation to mess up my HID bulbs!
-2011 F-150 Lariat: 5.0 "Coyote" V8, 6-spd Auto (6R80E), 3.73 ELocker. White Platinum Metallic Tri-coat.
-1992 Ford Ranger: 4.0L OHV, 5spd (M5OD-R1), 3.27 Open.
Last edited by Jelly's Ford; 09-08-2011 at 09:29 PM.