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My original passenger tailight has condenstation. Needs to be replaced.

Discussion in 'Model 3: Interior & Exterior' started by steven415, Aug 16, 2018.

  1. steven415

    steven415 Member

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    Hey all,

    Just FYI for us obsessive model 3 owners.

    Owned my car since May. It was Built in May. Vin in 16Ks

    My driver taillight was replaced within 1 month due to condensation build up problems. Easy 20 minute fix.
    Today 4 months later, my passenger taillight has the same problem and it will be replaced. This time I was offered mobile service.

    Just wanted to let people know that if you get this issue, make sure you call it in so they order the part instead of making a trip to a service center without the part.

    That is all, hope it helps and hopefully my new taillights don't have anymore issues!.
     
  2. dendenyc

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    When I went to pickup my car last month my driver side had condencentation and my passenger side was kinda murky. Had them replace both the same day. The problem still exists VIN 26XXX
     
  3. Wubbles

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    My AWD Model 3 (545XX) has the same issue with driver side tail light condensation. It's at the service center getting replaced today.
     
  4. bpjod

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    My driver's side taillight had condensation too, replaced by Ranger Service (VIN 29xxx). Disappointed to hear that a light that was previously good has gone on to develop the problem too.
     
  5. dendenyc

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    If you search the forums the difference between the original tails and the updated ones are a tiny hole drilled into corner the clear plastic which allows the light to breath. I checked both my updated taillights and they have tiny holes.
     
  6. Zirak

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    Would you have a photo that helps show these holes? Trying to see if mine has them as well.
     
  7. Uncle Paul

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    Had this same issue with a Corvette and a Lexus.

    Believe the tiny hole will solve the issue.
     
  8. steven415

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    All the condensation on my passenger side taillight is now gone, but I have a ranger set to come out next Thursday. Funny how my car was sitting outside in the heat yesterday and the light condensed. Now after a foggy day, it's all gone...
     
  9. Cintoman

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    I didn't find anything when searching the forum for the newly designed tail lights with the little holes in them. I had all 4 of my taillights replaced due to condensation, and now the new ones appear to be worse.

    --Cintoman
     
  10. super20g

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    Same. Just got mine back from service. One of the things they did was replace one of the sections of tail lights due to condensation.

    Next day, all 4 tail lights fogged up in the sun. Went away after the sun went down. Maybe they shouldn't have went with the low bid on these...

    I have emailed service asking them to replace all 4 now. I don't want a car with fogged up tail lights, even intermittently.
     

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