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    Thread: Condensation in Third Brake Light

    1. Semi-n00b
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      10-17-2011 08:09 PM #1
      I know this was a problem for the MKV but has anyone else experienced condensation in the third brake light of their MKVI GTI? Would it be possible to pop off the cover to dry it and apply a better seal, or is this a job for the dealer service department?

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      10-17-2011 11:02 PM #2
      I've never heard of this problem. Are you experiencing this issue? I wouldn't try to fix it, just replace it. I believe it comes as a waterproof unit. Take it to the dealer.

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      10-18-2011 09:04 AM #3
      After I washed the car I noticed a bit of moisture in the light and now seems to be getting worse. I heard the entire spoiler has to be removed to replace the light. I don't know if this applies to the MK6 or not. I'm not comfortable having the entire spoiler removed just to correct the condensation problem. Has anyone else experienced this? I'll try to post a photo later today.

      This is the forum where I read about the MK5 issue:
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...rd-Brake-Light
      Last edited by Vhargz; 10-18-2011 at 09:08 AM.

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      10-18-2011 09:11 AM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by Vhargz View Post
      I heard the entire spoiler has to be removed to replace the light. I don't know if this applies to the MK6 or not.
      pretty sure that is incorrect.

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      10-18-2011 11:23 AM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by Vhargz View Post
      After I washed the car I noticed a bit of moisture in the light and now seems to be getting worse. I heard the entire spoiler has to be removed to replace the light. I don't know if this applies to the MK6 or not. I'm not comfortable having the entire spoiler removed just to correct the condensation problem. Has anyone else experienced this? I'll try to post a photo later today.

      This is the forum where I read about the MK5 issue:
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...rd-Brake-Light
      I wouldn't touch my car, unless it was out of warrenty. Definately, take it to the dealer.

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      11-16-2011 06:21 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by johnnyR32 View Post
      pretty sure that is incorrect.
      I just got back from the dealer and they told me they have to remove the spoiler to get at the light. The screws which hold it in place can't be accessed otherwise. I really don't believe this is the only option. Can anyone who's experienced this chime in?

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      11-17-2011 01:09 PM #7
      looks like you gotta pull off the spoiler

      http://www.golfmk6.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4567

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      11-17-2011 02:30 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by Vhargz View Post
      I just got back from the dealer and they told me they have to remove the spoiler to get at the light. The screws which hold it in place can't be accessed otherwise. I really don't believe this is the only option. Can anyone who's experienced this chime in?
      Why is it such a hard thing to have the dealer do the whole thing? It's under warranty so it should make no difference to you what this fix involves..

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