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85 LeBaron 2dr

Postby benjieb3 » Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:41 am

Hello. My name is Benjie and I just bought a used lebaron with the 2.6l mitsu engine. The car is in fair condition and 67k miles in it. I just did some routine maintenance on the car (oil change and spark plugs) and replaced the starter.
I could use some help and suggestions on how I can fix the reverse lights at this point. It seems that water leaks in to the brakelight housing and the socket is wet and rusted and the bulb broke.
Thank you in advance.
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Re: 85 LeBaron 2dr

Postby 89ARIES » Tue Jan 28, 2014 6:39 pm

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Re: 85 LeBaron 2dr

Postby Pete in NH » Wed Jan 29, 2014 3:04 am


Welcome to the group. On the broken bulb- You might want to try a few drops of something like PB Blaster solvent to help loosen up the rust a bit. Then you can try to grab the remains of the lamp shell with a pair of medium size needle nose pliers and twist it out. If you get it out clean out the socket housing with a strip of emory cloth wound up in a circle. first take a Q tip or rag with a little solvent like laquer thinner to clean off the PB Blaster residue. If you can get the socket cleaned up, put a very thin film of grease around the base of the new bulb to keep it from getting corroded in again. The real problem is the gasket around the tail light/ back up light housing is likely leaking and letting water in. You can try using some thin weather stripping type foam with a adhesive backing to make the gasket a little thicker. Good luck!
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Re: 85 LeBaron 2dr

Postby benjieb3 » Wed Jan 29, 2014 4:05 am

Thank you 89ARIES and Pete in NH for the warm welcome. And thank you Pete for the advice on my tail light problem.
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Re: 85 LeBaron 2dr

Postby aussiewoody » Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:58 am

Welcome Benjie, sounds like a nice car - '85 is a nice model - although most of us think that they're all nice lol. :D

Listen to Pete, he has a handle on things K car, he will help you,
Good luck

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