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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Jul 23rd, 2017, 05:25 PM Thread Starter
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Clubman rear 3rd brake light and housing problem.

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My R55 Clubman Cooper S has a gap between the rubber housing and the bodywork on the 3rd brake light strip area. This has been letting water in and the strip is wet inside. It all works but how do I close the gap where it isn't sealed to the bodywork properly. It should obviously be tight.

Does this mean I need all new housing and a new light strip? I suppose the light strip can't be opened and dried out? Is there a way to stick the housing/seal to the bodywork tight again?

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My brake light is the same, water inside, but isn't working now. I was just going to bite the bullet and buy a new light.
Oddly though, there is no seal. It's just clipped into the plastic gutter moulding.

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Looks like there should be a seal behind the housing.
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Got both of those on my watch list Milpol. Not sure which one would look better on my red clubbie.
The original one is clear/white but I'm leaning towards a red one, what d'you think?
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