I realize that we are not talking about polishing out polycarbonate oxidation, but in case anyone is thinking about doing such polishing, please treat your work with a UV coating afterward or you will be very sorry.
Learned this the hard way as polishing removes all the factory UV protectant and without it, the plastic yellows quickly and completely.
Totally agreed. This is where I’d be looking to replace the car. Once these large dollar repairs start up they eventually just start to occur more frequently.
In this case I’d get them used from
eBay or someone that parts Tesla’s. Lots of them here in California. Eventually though those used ones will start to go back as well. Hopefully they state the mileage of the car they came from to determine use; but unlikely.
At 8000$ I would just let them burn out if you are talking about the eyebrow lights. I had mine replaced once under warranty just before I hit the mileage limit. Probably will burn out soon again, if that happens they are just going to stay unlit. The main lights are fine, just the edge eyebrow.
I am in Canada, so the entire light and not just the eyebrow turns on all the time due to DRL rules.