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chrisrhondda
Focus Mk1 Reverse Lamp Filling up with water ????? Haven got a clue why this keeps happening I was wondering if this is a common fault etc. with the lamp.

I have drained it out twice now in the past month and yet it fills up again I wouldn mind emptying it so much its the fact the bulbs blow when it gets to full.

Be gratefull if somone can relay a fix for me for this

Many thanks
chris :rolleyes:
artscot79
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Focus Mk1 Reverse Lamp Filling up with water ????? Haven got a clue why this keeps happening I was wondering if this is a common fault etc. with the lamp.

I have drained it out twice now in the past month and yet it fills up again I wouldn mind emptying it so much its the fact the bulbs blow when it gets to full.

Be gratefull if somone can relay a fix for me for this

Many thanks
chris :rolleyes:
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simple fix for this one pop the light out and the bulb holder has a rubber washer attatched remove this and nip to halfords and get 2 replacements one for fog one for reverse you also need plumbers tape.
remove the light unit and drain it out and dry it. the rubber tube remove this and make sure its not full of crap if it is clean it out now when the units dry put the new rubber washer on the bulb holder and wrap plumbers tape round it only go round it twice with the tape now refit it should be a nice tight seal.
dahipster

Hi

 

I've just got the same problem with mine so will try the tip for repairing it, thanks.  

 

I have just put in a new bulb (haven't done repairs yet) and reverse light didn't come on.  Do you think this a) because its already wet, or b) cos the water has shorted / blown the bulb holder or other part?

 

Thanks for any advice.

 

Chris

artscot79
Could have shorted the fuse or the bulb holder contact is corroded not giving a proper contact all easily fixed i cant remember what fuse it was but its a 10 amp i think in the interior fusebox with a torch you should see the broken contacts


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