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Old 04-14-18, 11:16 AM
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First off, I like to thank everyone on here for all the knowledge/help/advice provided. I have a 2006 sc430 that has recently got condensation in the light housing of my car. Picture attached. I am not sure if it has light in it or just for show. I remove the 2 bottom screw but the housing still is stuck some how. Can someone help me with either removing it properly or how to remove the condensation? Again, that for all the help!
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It’s the one bolt near the bottom inside under the cover that you’ve already removed. Then a straight back pull and wiggle. There are two alignment pins, (circled in yellow)
which have pressure clips and one alignment clip near the top black plastic. Careful with that one it’s a little delicate. But if it breaks it really won’t affect anything. Moisture is a sign of a broken or missing seal around the bulb or perimeter of the housing. You’ll need to inspect both.

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Welcome to the forum.

I didn't see your pictures, could you re-attach them? Good luck with the repair.
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Sorry, when I looked at the picture again you’re referring to the upper trim piece, not the actual tail light assembly. The part you’re referring to is just a reflector and does not have a light in it. Nevertheless it should not have that condensation. You may want to remove it and the actual tail lamp assembly and see if some debris is blocking the channel where water flows behind both. The upper trim piece just pulls off after removing the two nuts to the threaded screw posts.

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Originally Posted by Harold57 View Post
I didn't see your pictures, could you re-attach them? Good luck with the repair.
Me neither, but Bob apparently could see it. Maybe its because the OP is new, you and I are just forum members, and Bob is....well, Bob!
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I don’t know about that... but I see a close up of a white 06 tail light and upper garnish assembly with a lot of moisture in the upper trim. It looks just like this:

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Originally Posted by VVTiBob View Post
Sorry, when I looked at the picture again youíre referring to the upper trim piece, not the actual tail light assembly. The part youíre referring to is just a reflector and does not have a light in it. Nevertheless it should not have that condensation. You may want to remove it and the actual tail lamp assembly and see if some debris is blocking the channel where water flows behind both. The upper trim piece just pulls off after removing the two nuts to the threaded screw posts.
Thank Bob for the quick reply. I did not think there was any light in now what you are calling a reflector. I will remove the 2 bolts per your advice and see if I can take out the water and seal it. Again, thank for the advice!
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Originally Posted by VVTiBob View Post
I donít know about that... but I see a close up of a white 06 tail light and upper garnish assembly with a lot of moisture in the upper trim. It looks just like this:


Bob, do you still see his picture?
i only see your picture.

if you still see his picture, please do a screen snap and post it because there must be an issue with the CL host.
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Here is the attached picture.
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Originally Posted by Harold57 View Post
Welcome to the forum.

I didn't see your pictures, could you re-attach them? Good luck with the repair.
I resumited another picture. Sorry if it does not show. It my first time posting. Thank again for looking to help.
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The picture in post #6 is the OP’s car and picture of his condensation problem. No picture came through in post #9. But yes, I do see the pic in post #1 and an identical screen capture I posted in #6 above. May be a operator head space and timing issue.

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Originally Posted by VVTiBob View Post
The picture in post #6 is the OPís car and picture of his condensation problem. No picture came through in post #9. But yes, I do see the pic in post #1 and an identical screen capture I posted in #6 above.
I see the pix in #6 and #9, but not #1.

Unlike when using Chrome, Internet Explorer shows a small box with an [X] on the first line of posting #1.
Clicking opens a pop-up window (the kind you X out of to go back to the original screen" that indicates "1/4 -- the image could not be loaded ."

"The image" is clickable text which goes to:
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.clu...a13680fce3.jpg
That URL indicates: "Error 500 -- There is an internal server error on Cloudflare's network"

Clicking on the right arrow indicates 2/4, with the same message.
The image" is clickable text which goes to:
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.clu...e414f5234.jpeg

Clicking on the arrow again indicates 3/4 but now there is a photo of the tail light.

Clicking on the arrow again indicates 4/4 and another (different) picture of a tail light.
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I see the pix in #6 and #9, but not #1.
That's what I see also
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I see the same pic in 1, 6 and 9
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Hopefully the photo problem have been fixed. There is an explanation in the PHOTO Issue thread.
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