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Old 11-16-2009
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Third Brake Light Rust

Washing my truck the other day 2008 Ranger Sport 4x4,while washing the roof of the truck i
noticed right beside the the third brake that the paint was uneven like when it starts to rust
about the size of a pea,removed the light and noticed a small crack in the paint from the
screw being to tight ,i just wanted to know if anybody else has ever had rust around this light
and is there suppose to be some kind of gasket behind the light to prevent the water
going into the body of the truck. Thank You.
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closed cell foam around the light housing. you can add more and reinstall it.

never had rust around there personally 2 trucks now of mine have had rust around the windshield which pisses me off to no end
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There is like a little piece of felt rubber behind it. The super duty light i got had the felt messed up so i used clear bathroom silicone and made a gasket and let it dry then put the light back on.

I would take it to the FORD Dealer and make them fix it. Let thm know what happened try to get them to repair it, sand to bare metal and repaint. But thats just me. I would want it fixed
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Having rust spots on a 1 year old vehicle is just plain BS to me. Take it to the dealership and have them sand it out and repaint the area. My Dad's new Fusion has rust bubbles starting in the roof rain gutters and along side the trunk handle area. It just reminds me of the old saying "on a quiet night you can hear Fords rusting out".
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Same thing happened to mine, took it to the dealership and they wanted to charge me for a new light, saying the "gasket" isn't a part you can get on its own... I told them its a factory defect, they said normal wear and tear. I have never been back to that dealership. I cut up a sheet of gasket material to fit then installed, no more leak...Sent a nice letter to the owner of the dealership ( was my neighbor for 20 years) did me no good...
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Thanks for the info ,maybe i will take it to the dealer to get repaired ,the area to be repaired is so small
that i know they will make it worse than what it is now,this is warranty work which i know they do not like
doing, i think i will repair it myself.saving myself a headache with dealer bullsh**t.
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