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Led in tail light out.

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by sheltz32tt, Jul 13, 2016.

  1. sheltz32tt

    sheltz32tt New Member

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    Does anyone know if the individual bulbs can be replaced in the tail light? The one out is on the passenger side, mounted in the trunk deck. I searched and couldnt find an answer.

    Also anyone have an issue with a license plate bulb going out/ losing connection? I noticed one was out on my car (passenger side) figured would be a good time to replace both with the led bulbs. The passenger side would flash every once and a while but the bulb will not stay on. Seems like a bad connection/contact somewhere,
     
  2. hybridbear

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    Can't it be fixed under warranty? Pictures of the issues?
     
  3. sheltz32tt

    sheltz32tt New Member

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    Car has 83k on it, so no more warrant. 1468798180568-1509875435.jpg
     
  4. jelloslug

    jelloslug Active Member

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    I would imagine that it's bad solder joint on the board.
     
  5. hybridbear

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    That stinks that you're out of warranty. I hope it's not an expensive repair. Please let us know how it goes.
     
  6. Polly Wog

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    I shared this once before in a similar thread, but each tail light module is a separate unit. You won't be able to replace individual bad lights (unless you are an electronics hobbyist with proficient skills :)).
     

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    I had the LED 3rd brake light fail on a Civic that I used to have. It turned out that one of the solder joints had vibrated and cracked. I bet if you crack it open you can find the fault and fix it yourself.
     

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