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  1. 1998 e36 323iC: Rust behind tail lights assembly 
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    Hi,
    My first post on this wonderful forum. Am living in HK & purchased my car a month ago. Recently found plenty of rust behind both my tail lights assembly. I figure its from years of rain water seepage thru the boot lid rubber.

    How do i repair this? Do i need to get the entire back panel? Or can i find some repair kit somewhere?

    Appreciate some help here.
     
     

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    You could get each piece as shown in the diagram and weld them in

    http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...00&hg=41&fg=25

    or you could treat it depending on how bad the corrosion is......If you put up some pics it may help us to help you assess the situaion...........
     
     

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    StK,

    Thanx for the link. Looking at the picture it appears that i need to order the entire tail piece ie part #2. That would be quite costly including the shipping costs to HK.

    Going to a body shop on monday to see whether the corroded parts can be cut out n replaced. Will take some pics then n post them here.

    Thanx!
     
     

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    You could source one from a breakers in good condition and then have it welded onto yours?
     
     

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