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Old 06-26-2013, 11:16 PM
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Tail lights full of water

I found my two tail lights full of water today, going to repace with LED but wanted to ask if there is a brand a should look for. Do I need to replace the rubber grommet.

It was very diffucut pulling out the grommet, I just grabbed one end and pulled, not sure if there is a better way.

Any tips on installing new light with grommet.

Light info - model 60 truck lite

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Old 06-26-2013, 11:41 PM
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Always a good idea to replace the grommet when changing lights. A little soapy water hels everything slip into place.
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Old 06-27-2013, 12:02 AM
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thanks never thought of soapy water
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Old 06-27-2013, 12:07 AM
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You could also try Hand Sanitizer.... it evaporates.
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Old 06-27-2013, 12:28 AM
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I got mine at e trailer.. worked great... I used old grommets and soapy water... but its' time to get those changed...
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Old 06-27-2013, 12:47 AM
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You could also try Hand Sanitizer.... it evaporates.
The alcohol probably isn't the greatest thing for the grommets. Binding lube would work well too, but a few drops of liquid dish soap into a quart of water is probably your best bet.
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Old 06-27-2013, 01:24 AM
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I honestly don't know what effect Rubbing Alcohol would have, I only that bike shops use it to install bike grips. I'll assume the Evaporation helps keep the grips in place where soap would be problematic.

I agree that the application here is probably better suited for soap. (I'll use soap for mine)
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Old 06-27-2013, 10:12 AM
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I honestly don't know what effect Rubbing Alcohol would have, I only that bike shops use it to install bike grips. I'll assume the Evaporation helps keep the grips in place where soap would be problematic.

I agree that the application here is probably better suited for soap. (I'll use soap for mine)
I can see using hand sanitizer on bikes where you don't want any residue left behind to allow the grips to slip.
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Old 06-27-2013, 10:28 PM
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Project complete, did not take to long. Soapy water helped, they kinda float within the rubber gasket.

thanks for tips
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Old 06-28-2013, 11:40 AM
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