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    Quote Originally Posted by polvertum View Post
    Gasket is between cover, where are bulbs, and rest of housing. I dried clusters after removing the cover with bulbs.

    Sorry, cant send you picture. I put them tougether and monted it back on car.

    Only thing is, what happens when it rains, or when i wash car with pressure washer? For now, moisture/fogging is gone. :-P
    I'm guessing you're on about the rubber that is sealing the bulb housing as shown in the photo below. You think be removing that it should stop the condensation/water ingress into the light cluster. The photo shows a rubber seal in very good condition, I doubt mines will look like that.

     
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    Yes, that's it.
     
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    i was also concerned about moisture ingress with the drilling of the holes, this is why i removed the foam to replace it with rubber. Mine was actually wet.
    i never fitted the rubber as i didn't think it would compress, this is how i left it out and simply never bothered going back. the lack of gasket or holes being drilled lets what moisture does get in naturally evaporate again. lets face it moisture vapor will get out a lot more easy than water get in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by polvertum View Post
    Gasket is between cover, where are bulbs, and rest of housing. I dried clusters after removing the cover with bulbs.

    Sorry, cant send you picture. I put them tougether and monted it back on car.

    Only thing is, what happens when it rains, or when i wash car with pressure washer? For now, moisture/fogging is gone. :-P
    Any updates on water ingress with the foam gasket removed with regards to pressure washing and natural rainfall, I would like to know as I'm wanting to get these rear lights demisted!
     
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    Out for over a year no issue. No issues reported from drilling holes either holes were drilled directly on top of light unit...
     
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    In last 2 days was raining really bad. There is no sign of fogging/moisture in clasters. I cant see, without taking it a part, is any water inside. Everything looks fine for now. My biggest concern is led stop lights. If water goes in, they will make a trouble.
     
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    Cheers for the information and vote of confidence for taking out the foam gasket guys. I'll attempt it on Thursday after the car has hopefully passed its MOT!
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    I know this is an old thread but I'm having the same issue with my Audi a4 B8 tail lights. Where would I drill the holes on the b8, any idea?
     
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    Better late than never,

    I eventually got around to drying my lights out today with a hairdryer. They were pretty bad in terms of the amount of water that I poured out of the cluster itself, good 10ml's of water. The condition of the inside of the cluster had deteriorated a little due to the water ingress, but I'm happy to finally see the cluster without water condensation and have a clear lens!

    The solution I chose to keep the moisture at bay was to remove the rubber seal around the bulb holder as recommended by @swalker. The rubber seal was dried out and cracked so it wouldn't be doing much of a job in terms of sealing the unit and keeping it water tight. I'm hoping the condensation won't return and I'll eagerly wait and see what happens when it rains and when it's humid outside.

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