Tail Lights

The Problem 
Here we have to look at two separate instances:
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  • Water ingress caused by bad/defect seal, water is visible in the tail light. To rectify this, the tail light has to be taken apart to be able to reseal it. Quite a bit of a scary job as you have to heat it to 120 degrees Celsius to be able to separate the lens from the housing. Mail me if you want to know the full procedure.
    The image shows the tail light in the oven - frightening isn't it?
  • Visible condensation inside the tail light is caused by a defective breather valve, humid air can enter the tail light. This is fairly common to happen. To resolve this problem you can install my system.
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The Solution 
The breather valves get sealed and a small hose connector is mounted to the tail light housings next to the electrical connector. Small pipes are routed behind the boot lining to the room above the tire sealant where the drying unit is fixed with the existing bolts and connected. That is all - problem solved.

With every temperature change the tail light breathes through the dryer unit and thus get dehumidified air back replacing the humid air.

I installed my prototype in spring 2016 and it still performs perfectly.

The installed unit:
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View through the lid:
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Normally the printed parts are black, here they are red for better visibility.

Of course this kit complies with my quality standards

My solution comes as a DIY installation kit but can also be installed by any mechanic as well if you prefer that way.

This kit fits for the following Aston Martin models:
  • V8 Vantage Coupe (naturally aspirated)
  • V12 Vantage Coupe (all models)
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If your model is not listed contact me for a special mounting solution.
I Want It 
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To the best of my knowledge and according to the manual of the used software, no personal data will be stored.