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Water In Rear Avensis Tourer Light

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I have some 'standing' water in the rear nearside light (possibly the reversing light). Any ideas how to get it out and stop it getting back in?

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drill a very small drain hole

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The hole would have to be horizontal into the light. How big is very small?

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1 or 2mm

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Hi, Had the same problem last month in my 2008 Avensis Tourer. Luckily I got a years warranty when I bought it and the garage changed both rear light clusters. According to them it is the foam rubber type seal that's the problem. I didn't notice this as it was raining when I saw the car. (Look at cars on dry days) I had the same thing with a 2007 reg Auris and that cost almost £100 to change both seals as they are a swine to change. They suggested I could have drilled a hole to let the water drain, but on the Auris it was also letting water enter the boot behind the light fitting so felt I did not have a choice, as I was planning to sell the car a few months later.

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You could remove the lamp unit and pour the water out if you don't fancy drilling a drain hole into your lamp.

Use sealant around the lamp when you refit it.

If you've only got condensation on the inside of the lamp unit you could use a hair dryer to evaporate the damp.

It's an old trick mechanics use when they put their cars up for m.o.t and don't want to buy a new lamp unit :)

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