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Old 07-15-2009, 11:54 AM   #51
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the bracket isn't that hard to pull out and then re align. Just takes patience. But twis is right though
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Yea I think that is the one. Going to drill it out now, hopefully I can figure out what size it is and get to the hardware store. Thanks for the help.
cool glad i found it. no problem.
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Old 07-15-2009, 03:25 PM   #52
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Thanks for the help. I was being lazy and messed up the screw so bad I couldnt get it out even with a set of screw extractors. Ended up putting it back together with only one bottom screw on the passenger screw. Can barely tell that the gap between the bumper and tailight is a little bigger than it should be on the right side, i can live with that. Other than the rust issues a very easy fix.
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Old 07-15-2009, 03:35 PM   #53
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Thanks for the help. I was being lazy and messed up the screw so bad I couldnt get it out even with a set of screw extractors. Ended up putting it back together with only one bottom screw on the passenger screw. Can barely tell that the gap between the bumper and tailight is a little bigger than it should be on the right side, i can live with that. Other than the rust issues a very easy fix.
thats good. yea... small gap > large pool of nasty water in your trunk.

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Old 10-21-2009, 02:50 AM   #57
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My '05 came with the factory-installed leaks too. Fortunately, I was able to remove those lower screws without taking off the bumper. Just need a #2 Philips at the end of about 18" of extension and a lot of praying that the screws will play nice and aren't completely rusted (what I went through on my '02).

Once they come out, you might as well get some new stainless ones from the hardware store.
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My '05 came with the factory-installed leaks too. Fortunately, I was able to remove those lower screws without taking off the bumper. Just need a #2 Philips at the end of about 18" of extension and a lot of praying that the screws will play nice and aren't completely rusted (what I went through on my '02).

Once they come out, you might as well get some new stainless ones from the hardware store.
lol factory installed leaks
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If i live in Ontario, Canada and don't want to order online, where can i buy taillight gaskets?
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Old 10-27-2009, 02:27 AM   #60
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If i live in Ontario, Canada and don't want to order online, where can i buy taillight gaskets?
only other place i can think of would be your acura dealer...but theyll cost quite a bit more than acuraoemparts.com, so i think paying shipping from there would be worth it. idk about canada though i could be wrong haha
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thanks! i need to do this...mine leaks alll the time
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oh damnn alright thanks twis, do any of the canadians here know if partsource or canadian tire would have the gaskets? i really need to fix this in time for winter
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damn!!! this didnt work for me, but i get water in my trunk still....any ideas?
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Hmm... So THAT'S why my trunk was full of water...
I just drilled a hole under the spare tire... Your solution is better. nice write-up.
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damn!!! this didnt work for me, but i get water in my trunk still....any ideas?
wow hmm. it could still be leaking through the crack between your trunk and the taillights? are you missing plastic there? im not sure...
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these gaskets are really bad.. The dealer changed new gasket and taillights for me march 2008. Free by the dealer, but i just found some water in the spare tire well again. Is it possible just tighten the housing alittle more. How long does these gasket hold till.. over one year seems too soon for the gasket to go bad.
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just replaced it..we'll see if it worked next monsoon time....and i tightened the housing as much as i could without going too far and stripping anything....how did you get the carpet clips out that look like hooks up top out? i broke one and somehow got the other one out
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these gaskets are really bad.. The dealer changed new gasket and taillights for me march 2008. Free by the dealer, but i just found some water in the spare tire well again. Is it possible just tighten the housing alittle more. How long does these gasket hold till.. over one year seems too soon for the gasket to go bad.
i would think itd be longer than a year. i changed mine almost a year ago and i have no problems so.

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just replaced it..we'll see if it worked next monsoon time....and i tightened the housing as much as i could without going too far and stripping anything....how did you get the carpet clips out that look like hooks up top out? i broke one and somehow got the other one out
i cant seem to picture what you mean by carpet clips...which ones?
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i cant seem to picture what you mean by carpet clips...which ones?
I think he means the access panels in the trunk,the ones that cover the space to get to the tail lights.
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I think he means the access panels in the trunk,the ones that cover the space to get to the tail lights.
no not those...there are two of them. one is next to the trunk light on the right side. and the other is on the opposite side.
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ill go look in my car in a sec im still not sure this is bothering me lol
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Old 11-16-2009, 11:47 AM   #73
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just ordered my parts... this seems to be a HUGE issue with this car! everyones got the same problem!

what tools do i need? if someone can list them out that would be great!
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did mine a few months back....hell yeah
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