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Cracked my taillight

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by MMILES, Feb 27, 2014.

  1. Feb 27, 2014 at 6:02 PM
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    MMILES

    MMILES [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Backing into the garage tonight....
    Clipped the side of my recycling tote.
    Damn it!!!!! Crunch!

    One of those days....

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  2. Feb 27, 2014 at 6:05 PM
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    Utard

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    ------------------------------------------------------------ Stabilus.EZDown.Tailgate http://www.ezdown.com/home.php ----------------------------------------------- Tekonsha.Primus.IQ.Trailer.brake http://www.tekonsha.com/content/default.aspx---------------------------------------------------------------- Leer 180 CC http://www.leer.com/Truck-Caps#------------------------------------------------ Firestone Air Rite Air Bags--------------------------------------Kargomaster Rack
    Damn that sucks.

    At least a chunk didn't fall out. That should still pass inspection?
     
  3. Feb 27, 2014 at 6:07 PM
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    MMILES

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    Can I replace lens or whole new assembly? Shit like this really gets my blood boiling! Grrr!
     
  4. Feb 27, 2014 at 6:12 PM
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    moondeath

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    They are sold as an entire unit.
     
  5. Feb 27, 2014 at 6:13 PM
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    MMILES

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    Thought so. Gotta luv it.
     
  6. Feb 27, 2014 at 6:13 PM
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  7. Feb 27, 2014 at 6:17 PM
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    MMILES

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    Too bad they can't fix the crack like they do with windshields....
     
  8. Feb 27, 2014 at 6:34 PM
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    Just has something very similar happen in a wind storm a good 150 down the drain. But best of luck at least its super easy to change out.... maybe time for a upgrade if you wanted black housings.
     
  9. Feb 27, 2014 at 7:27 PM
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  10. Feb 27, 2014 at 8:53 PM
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    .......and they ain't cheap. Keep your eye on the for sale section here sometimes you can find them reasonable....the stealership will choke you.
     
  11. Feb 27, 2014 at 8:55 PM
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    Hell it still works. I'd use it until there's a problem
     
  12. Feb 27, 2014 at 10:42 PM
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    x2 I have something similiar and I don't even notice it anymore
     
  13. Feb 27, 2014 at 10:44 PM
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    not only entire unit, but probably as a pair as well!!!
    :(
     
  14. Feb 28, 2014 at 3:29 AM
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    I drove my last truck for several years with a cracked tail light. Never had a problem, no moisture ever developed. Personally, I would replace yours though. There are multiple cracks that spider off in different directions. Sooner or later it will probably become an issue. To save some money just keep an eye on the for sale section here. They come up pretty often..^^ Like above mentioned - to match right will most likely need the pair. Very very easy swap out..
     
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    If the whitish crack lines bother you get a red sharpie and squish it in the cracks? But yeah ^^^^^x9
     
  18. Feb 28, 2014 at 8:23 AM
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    I backed into a tree turning around on a trail and star-cracked my driver side tail light. So bent-outta-shape over it I ordered a replacement before I even left the trail. I was too busy to swap it when the new one came in, aaaaaaaaand two years later I'm still driving around with the cracked tail light and the new one in a box.
     
  19. Feb 28, 2014 at 2:21 PM
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    I bought the above light from Amazon and it took three lights before they finally sent me one that didn't leak. Once I got a good one it seems to be fine. A year and a half later and it's still good
     
  20. Feb 28, 2014 at 8:53 PM
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    Lol that's funny! I would probably be the same way...
     
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