Headlight gaskets/seals

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Headlight gaskets/seals

Postby dtu2179 » Sat Nov 06, 2021 7:32 am

This may seem like a silly question, but we use a rubber gasket on the front of the headlight, but the rear of the flat back style headlights has a hole where the rear of the light assembly protrudes through it with a relatively good sized opening around it for water to get in. Is there supposed to be a seal back there as well or does it just remains open like that? Thanks in advance.

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Re: Headlight gaskets/seals

Postby Don McCombs » Sat Nov 06, 2021 8:16 am

Open. I think the gasket was originally intended as more of a shock absorber for the glass lens than as a water seal.
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Re: Headlight gaskets/seals

Postby dtu2179 » Sat Nov 06, 2021 12:41 pm

Ok thanks for the info. Seems like water could get in there and sit but that’s what I though.

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Re: Headlight gaskets/seals

Postby Glen » Sat Nov 06, 2021 6:40 pm

Hi,
I looked at one of the flat back lights that I have, there is a small hole at the bottom of the round body of the light.
I suppose it is a water drain hole, in case water gets in the light.

You could look and see if your light has a hole, and if it is open. :)

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Re: Headlight gaskets/seals

Postby dtu2179 » Sun Nov 07, 2021 12:35 pm

I don’t remember seeing a hole but I’ll check again. It makes sense there might be a drain hole there.


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