We have a '99 Honda Accord EX. When it rains hard, water collects in the rear right taillight. We also have an electrical short somewhere - occasionally the lights on the heater/AC controls don’t work, and the heat or AC will be stuck on the last setting we used until the lights come back on again. I finally put the two together the other day, after I realized that we don’t get the short when it has not been raining.
I have three questions -
(1) In order to fix the water in the taillight problem, does that require replacing the entire housing unit, or is there a cheaper fix? O’Reilly quoted me $65.99 for the housing. I will replace it if I have to, but the car is in the shop right now for over $1000 worth of work, and I’m feeling pretty strapped right now :-/
(2) If the housing does need to be replaced, is this something I could do without screwing it up? I used to do my own maintenance, but that was over 20 years ago, and I haven’t even done my own oil changes since then.
(3) Is it possible that the water problem is what is causing the short in the electrical system?