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Broken tail light in a parking lot... where to get a replacement?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by davegoroun, Aug 6, 2019.

  1. Aug 6, 2019 at 2:34 PM
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    davegoroun

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    So, recently had a guy open his door into my truck tail light and bumper, removing the fresh from the showroom floor of my truck, and popping it's cherry. The man apologized, gave me his insurance info, and we parted amicably.

    His insurance company then informs me that he is not liable, and they won't be paying, as he told them it was somehow MY fault. I'm uncertain what to do in a case of he said/she said, and waiting for info back from my insurance agent. Considered calling the guy and asking him what his problem is, but that probably won't help.

    The damage is mostly my cracked driver's side tail light, broken only on the side, and I'd like to replace the tail light with an OEM. Thoughts on what site is best, or know anyone who replaced their OEM's on a 2019 and has a spare?

    Thanks, y'all

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  2. Aug 6, 2019 at 2:36 PM
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    Skydvrr

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    Search on the buy sell trade forums on here. There's usually some floating around.
     
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    Fatmonk8

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    Tbh you should've took a picture of his DL. So it seems like he admitted hitting your car and you have proof.
     
  5. Aug 6, 2019 at 2:47 PM
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    davegoroun

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    I have a picture of his insurance and his drivers license that he handed me. He never even asked for mine.

    It hasn't done me much good.
     
  6. Aug 6, 2019 at 2:49 PM
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    tomwil

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    When someone gives out their info freely, when you didn't, should imply guilt.
     
  7. Aug 6, 2019 at 2:51 PM
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    The only recourse you probably have would be to file a claim in small claims court and sue him there.

    Ed
     
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    Buddy, you are telling me. Hoping my insurance agent can give me a lift here. I assumed it was all settled. a handshake, and no hard feelings. I didn't feel like calling cops for something so small and wasting everyone's time.

    I was mistaken.
     
  9. Aug 6, 2019 at 2:54 PM
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    This is paperwork.

    Call your insurance company. They will contact his and get it done. If not your insurance company needs a re-evaluation at year end.

    File a police report.
     
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  10. Aug 6, 2019 at 2:54 PM
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    I kinda figure that's how this shakes out. Frankly, I have better things to do with my time. I'll buy a new tail light, and get the truck buffed and consider it a cheap lesson learned.
     
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  11. Aug 6, 2019 at 3:03 PM
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    That's a bummer , hope he pays up . About how old was the guy ?
     
  12. Aug 6, 2019 at 3:57 PM
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    late 50's probably? old, grey, paunchy, but not retired, as he said he was in town for work.
     
  13. Aug 6, 2019 at 4:13 PM
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    Think you can take him ?
     
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    Lmao :rofl:
     
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    JaCado

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    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/ask-an-insurance-expert-the-insurance-bs-thread.620973/
     
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    Op - what does your insurance company have to say about this? They should own managing this for you, or it’s time for a new insurance agent.
     
  18. Aug 6, 2019 at 5:21 PM
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    OP i have a perfect set i took off my 16 Sport. I will let you have the set for $50.00 plus any shipping.
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  19. Aug 6, 2019 at 5:26 PM
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    I have driver side oem tail light for sale on buy sell trade. Had the same thing happen to passenger side of 18 sport. I believe tail lights are the same for 19's. Let me know if interested.

    Edit- post above mine is great deal. Buy them.
     
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  20. Aug 6, 2019 at 5:30 PM
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    I'll buy these bishes.
     

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