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My eurotails finally arrived yesterday (YIPPIEEEEEE) after about a month wait.
I can't wait to put them on, but I must know...
... is there a rubber gasket or seal that goes around them to keep out water? There seems to be some sort of black crap around the edges, perhaps from the first owner (my german e-bay used steal for $40)???
Anyone installed new taillights in there Jetta?
Can you help a brother out...
 

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Re: Anyone changed their Jetta Taillights??? (evilveedub)

yeah, I did
I put in the Hella smoked ones, and they came with molded foam rubber gaskets.
 

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Re: Anyone changed their Jetta Taillights??? (Krakken)

quote:[HR][/HR]yeah, I did
I put in the Hella smoked ones, and they came with molded foam rubber gaskets.[HR][/HR]​
Krakken is correct there is a foam gasket to seal out moisture. Be VERY VERY careful removing and installing the screws. They are in some pretty crappy locations and it is very easy to drop one down in the bumper. Good luck
 

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Re: Anyone changed their Jetta Taillights??? (evilveedub)

Can you get these gaskets from a dealer?
Price?
Part #?
Can you Etka junkies help me out??
 

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Re: Anyone changed their Jetta Taillights??? (evilveedub)

quote:[HR][/HR]Can you get these gaskets from a dealer?
Price?
Part #?
Can you Etka junkies help me out??
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Use the one that is on the factory lights. It is a foam piece about 1/4 inch thick with cut outs for the screws and where the bulbs go.
 

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Re: Anyone changed their Jetta Taillights??? (MTHANDZ)

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Use the one that is on the factory lights. It is a foam piece about 1/4 inch thick with cut outs for the screws and where the bulbs go. [HR][/HR]​
Good call.
Thanx!!!
 

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Re: Anyone changed their Jetta Taillights??? (evilveedub)

I put Hella Smoked ones on my Jetta and they came with the foam seal thingy. Just use the old ones i guess. What light did you buy if there is no seal. Oh well. Good luck!
 

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Re: Anyone changed their Jetta Taillights??? (tcrboravr6)

quote:[HR][/HR]What light did you buy if there is no seal[HR][/HR]​
I bought a used set from Germany. Just came with the lights, no hardware or gasket..
Still worth my $40!
 

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Re: Anyone changed their Jetta Taillights??? (MTHANDZ)

quote:[HR][/HR]Be VERY VERY careful removing and installing the screws. They are in some pretty crappy locations and it is very easy to drop one down in the bumper. Good luck[HR][/HR]​
Agreed. Not only did I drop one of the nuts down into the frame of the car, but also the wrench. Luckily I got both back out. Just go slow and take your time doing it.
 
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