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Rain water leaks in around the right and left sides of the back light fixture. Can't figure out how to remove the entire light assembly to get to the potential area where the water seems to be coming in. I've taken all of the trunk interior covering out. I've poured water on both sides of the light assembly and the water comes thru the brake light cavity and drains into the wheel well. The entire carpet base and the carpet gets sopping wet. I tried descibing the problem yesterday but todays description is better.

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  • heilmans Apr 06, 2011

    Many thanks. What I can't figure out is how to remove the taillight assembly.

    The car is a 4 door Park Avenue. A real sweetheart with only 23,000 miles. I want to keep keep it in tip-top shape. There are numerous machine nuts that might be holding it in.

  • heilmans Apr 06, 2011

    That answers it for me. I know it's ok to take them off.
    Thsnks.

  • heilmans Apr 06, 2011

    Sorry, I thought I did in my first request. It's a '92 4door Park Avenue.
    I believe I have enough info to go ahead and remove the light assembly.
    Will write back if I run into any further problems.
    Thank you.

  • heilmans Apr 06, 2011

    Thank You.

  • heilmans Apr 06, 2011

    Thank you.

  • heilmans Apr 06, 2011

    Yes, the description and advise as to the removal of the tail light assembly and sealing material to correct the leaks was most helpful.
    Now all I have to do it put back together with no parts left over.
    Thank you.

  • heilmans Apr 07, 2011

    I think I did respond earlier, but, you certainly were helpful. The description of the 12 + nuts that holds the taillight assembly made it possible to disassemble the unit correctly. I don't like breaking things trying to take apart. I want this car to last a long time.
    Thank You!

  • heilmans Apr 07, 2011

    I think I did respond earlier, but, you certainly were helpful. The description of the 12+ nuts that holds the taillight assembly made it possible to disassemble the unit correctly. I don't like breaking things trying to take apart. I want this car to last a long time.
    Thank You!

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The water is almost certainly leaking in around the body seals of the tail light assemblies. In order to provide any further assistance I'll need the model and the year of Buick. You will also need to replace the taillight body seals.

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    yadayada Apr 06, 2011

    You still have not given the year of the car.

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    yadayada Apr 06, 2011

    The taillight assemblies are held in place by at least a dozen nut on studs inside the truck behind the trim panel at the rear of trunk.

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    yadayada Apr 06, 2011

    Look for any seams that are wet or show corrosion around the tail light lens, reseal and replace the gaskets as needed. You can use RTV Silicone to help seal stubborn area's. If you have a body seam that is leaking use body caulking, it is available from body shop supply stores and many auto parts stores like Napa and Carquest .

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    yadayada Apr 06, 2011

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