Exploding Focus Wagon License Plate Bulb

When it rains I always turn my lights on. During a recent heavy rain, water touched the license plate bulb of my Ford Focus wagon and it exploded.

Am guessing that the wagon tailgate seal has failed.

Appreciate any suggestions concerning seal materials to use to solve this problem.



Examine the housing for the bulb. It likely has its own seal, separate from the tailgate seal. This is the one that needs attention. A small bit of RTV sealant, or silicone sealant sold in pet stores for aquariums, will do the job.