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Theres water getting into both rear light assemblies in my ve eos, which so far have caused the rhs indicator to short - is the only siolution new rear light assemblies?

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My old motto is if it can get in then let it out ,drill a couple of holes one either side in the bottom of the light with a 2mm drill bit ,i suspect that the drain in the bottom of the light is blocked as most vehicles have a drain but its impossible to see as its between the plastic mouldings

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