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Offline VandykeT/A

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What seals these?
« on: October 24, 2011, 09:25:23 PM »
How do you seal the wiring that goes through the trunk to the outside for the brake lights? Its got the little rubber grommet like things but they don't really want to stay in? Whats the right way to seal these?
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Re: What seals these?
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2011, 09:26:32 PM »
They should twist and lock into place. there should also be a rubber-like seal where the twist into the tailight housing.
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Re: What seals these?
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2011, 09:30:05 PM »
With the taillights installed I can push them in and out? Do I need to take out the taillights to install them right?
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Re: What seals these?
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2011, 09:31:05 PM »
Oh no not on the end with the bulbs. Where the wires go through the body of the car. To seal water from entering the trunk not the taillight.
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Re: What seals these?
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2011, 09:31:30 PM »
Oh!!
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Re: What seals these?
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2011, 09:33:06 PM »
It looks like a thick rubber block with wires going through it.
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Re: What seals these?
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2011, 09:35:43 PM »
Post a pic. I just cant get my head around what you are talking about. Forgive me I'm a little Trans am'd overlaod this week. LOL
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Re: What seals these?
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2011, 09:45:48 PM »
You can see the holes left and right in this pic of a '79-'81  tail panel.
Yes, there are just rubber grommets that the wiring runs through. If they are loose (they should be notched originally to hold them in), you can use some strip caulk or weatherstripping adhesive to lock/seal them in place

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Re: What seals these?
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2011, 12:04:02 AM »
Aren't there supposed to be plastic or hard rubber blocks that slide over those grommets to hold them in place...  I can get a pic of one in the morning, kinda hard to see out there right now ;)
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Re: What seals these?
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2011, 01:54:27 AM »
mine are plastic and put on and push down to lock them onto the rubber grommet on the harness.
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Re: What seals these?
« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2011, 07:31:11 AM »
Aren't there supposed to be plastic or hard rubber blocks that slide over those grommets to hold them in place...  I can get a pic of one in the morning, kinda hard to see out there right now ;)

Oops, I completely blanked on that part haha
Yes, a black plastic square slides in place over the grommet
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Re: What seals these?
« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2011, 11:07:02 AM »

« Last Edit: October 25, 2011, 11:09:59 AM by jmurray878 »
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Re: What seals these?
« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2011, 11:15:07 AM »
Where can I get these squares? mine are long gone.
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Re: What seals these?
« Reply #13 on: October 25, 2011, 11:31:28 AM »
That's a good question.... I have no idea, I don't believe they are repopped.  I found mine in the trunk drop offs
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Re: What seals these?
« Reply #14 on: October 25, 2011, 11:41:50 AM »
http://camaropartsworld.com/node/155

this was the only one I could find... They are listed on ebay from the same people but more expensive.

Yeti might have some of those too... He's got all kinds of good stuff :)
Jim
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