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kpg

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Location
Green, Ohio
My XLR/V(s)
2005 XLR Black (no V yet)
When in brake light mode, my tail light has two dim "bulbs". Typically, when LED lights start to go bad, be it in a building exit sign or a car tail light, the entire unit needs to be replaced to correct the problem.

Is anyone aware of any other way to correct the type of problem I describe, short of replacing the entire unit? I've got nothing to lose by asking before I spend the $500+ for a new tail light assembly.

Thanks !!

Kevin
 

HOMEGAMEROOM

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Georgia
My XLR/V(s)
2004 Light Platinum, President, "Midwest Marauders"
Ouch!

The units are not "serviceable", but are meant to be replaced entirely.

I'd do one of two things:

1. Try to open it up and repair it myself. Maybe there's a bad trace on a circuit board or something. If that failed (or if I broke it beyond all recognition), I'd

2. Ask Cadillac Tech for a new one - he usually gets us good prices on parts and such.

You aren't terribly far from me. I wouldn't mind helping with the "surgery" on the old one if you decide to go that route.

Good luck!
 

kpg

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Location
Green, Ohio
My XLR/V(s)
2005 XLR Black (no V yet)
Thanks for the suggestions on the tail light.

And to HOMEGAMEROOM, thanks for the offer of help, although after doing the research, I will likely avoid the aggrevation of trying to repair it and just replace the unit. (And I'll be posting another lamp related question regarding the high beams.)

I live not far at all from both you and Harrower. Maybe we can meet locally sometime.

Kevin
 

harrower

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Messages
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Location
canton,ohio
My XLR/V(s)
2006 infred red xlr-v
Thanks for the suggestions on the tail light.

And to HOMEGAMEROOM, thanks for the offer of help, although after doing the research, I will likely avoid the aggrevation of trying to repair it and just replace the unit. (And I'll be posting another lamp related question regarding the high beams.)

I live not far at all from both you and Harrower. Maybe we can meet locally sometime.

Kevin

Works for me - just let me know when and where!
 

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