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      06-28-2012, 06:00 PM   #23
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There IS a fix for this. You might try searching. I remember seeing some DIY pics and the TSB once. The shop removed the light.... and grinds away the inner corners of the trunk where the light sits into it. The dealer should also use some touch up paint to prevent rust from grinding down to bare metal inside of your trunk.
My guess is this is NOT done in most cases. For those of you that have it replaced multiple times, how much time did the dealer spend on replacing it?

I was in and out in less than 2 hours so there is no way they did the grinding and painting.

Look at my post #15 to see the results.

http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=641586
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      06-29-2012, 11:51 AM   #24
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I had the grind and spray done 2 lights ago IN THEORY. As to weather that got done, or they just sat on it, who knows.
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      07-26-2012, 06:45 PM   #25
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Update

So, I got my 2nd light put in 2 months ago. Noticed water in it after the dealer washed the car during the final service.


Just got the 3rd one in. The dent in the trunk lid was still there.(see above post) Definitely no grinding and repainting. Got it back the same day. Next time will be out of my pocket
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      07-26-2012, 08:52 PM   #26
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For those of you that had the 3rd brake light replaced, would the dealer replace it if it is just cracked or does it have to fall off? Mine has been cracked for more than 3 years but still staying on. I rarely use the trunk so maybe that is the reason.

Should I even bother getting it 'fixed'? My 4 year warranty is up next July.

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I'm the same with you that I have crack but only about 8 months now. Last time I brought it up to the SA he told me the brake light has to be broken such that is fallen out before they would replace it. Didn't want to say anything quoted me a price like $300 to replace. Should of just broke it off at the time. I'm out of warranty now and I'll replace it myself I believe the parts roughly $55.
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      07-28-2012, 01:12 PM   #27
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I'm the same with you that I have crack but only about 8 months now. Last time I brought it up to the SA he told me the brake light has to be broken such that is fallen out before they would replace it. Didn't want to say anything quoted me a price like $300 to replace. Should of just broke it off at the time. I'm out of warranty now and I'll replace it myself I believe the parts roughly $55.
Your dealer was BSing you. Mine was replaced with just cracks. Did not fall off. Makes you doubt everything else they say. Since you are out of warranty, I guess you can now go to an indie shop or DIY for everything else.
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      07-29-2012, 12:32 PM   #28
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Went in for service for the first time on my 90 CPO. I requested to see the service history, and the PO had 3 brake lights replaced. The last one was replaced late 2010, no issues since.
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Your dealer was BSing you. Mine was replaced with just cracks. Did not fall off. Makes you doubt everything else they say. Since you are out of warranty, I guess you can now go to an indie shop or DIY for everything else.
No doubt. Yeah that dealer isn't known for great customer service. I went for warranty like free oil change and simple stuff plus its the closes one near me. No more warranty means lots of diy searches.
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sorry to revive this thread from the dead... but anyone have pictures of the cracks?

i came home from the airport to find mine laying on teh ground behind my car. it appeared to have tool marks on the right side paint and the right side of the light had 1 cm broken off. it was broken all the way around where the cover attaches to the back, but seemed to be okay otherwise.
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I'll take a picture of the crack that has just started on mine. Super narsty day out there though so it'll probably be a few for the rain to break so I can get a chance. Some pics up above too.

Anyone know if the aftermarket trunks have this issue? I'm tired of it and don't want to buy another light only to have it break... again.
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Mine is cracked pretty bad but I'm out of warranty. I seriously doubt my dealer will fix it under the TSB since they suck.
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