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Old 02-06-2019, 05:02 PM
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Default 997.2 Taillight lens repair ?

Asking if anyone else has had to try and fix a taillight that was allowing water into the lens causing intermittent error message?

I was getting an intermittent error on the computer for Ck Taillight function. Turned out there was a crack along the bottom of clear section tapering into the red part of lens . Upon washing car water collected inside the housing . I removed the lens assembly and drained water out then used a hairdryer to vacancy condensation . I then used clear nail polish to fill in or seal the crack . The light is intermittent .
Half the led's work the fat end intermittent
the back up light works when car is in reverse.
brake light works intermittent but only on the fat end
I checked the single clear bulb if the previous owner might have changed and the resistence might be off but no joy same as the other taillight.
Looks like I may have to replace the whole driver side taillight assembly for $610. plus tax
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Old 02-06-2019, 06:45 PM
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If you're sure you've fixed the crack you could find a donor light and replace the internal PCBs. Those are probably shorted. After taking a part a couple of these it is not easy and you may have to melt the housing. Really this is just one of those you may need to pony up the coin and bite the bullet.
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Old 02-07-2019, 12:30 AM
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I will be selling a pair of 997.2 tail lights that have cracked exterior lenses - but the insides are good. LMK if you're interested.
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Old 02-08-2019, 07:04 PM
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I had the same problem - first on driver's side then on passenger's. I was also doing the quick fix of: pull the light, drain it and seal the crack (the separation of the clear and red lenses). In the end, I bought OEM lights and replaced them. Very happy now that this is fixed for good.

I bought from EuropaParts https://www.europaparts.com/tail-lig...763141305.html and everything with the order was hassle free

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Old 02-10-2019, 07:04 PM
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This is a cross post.

I have a driver side rear available. However, it has what looks like a cataract - the clear portion's lens seems to have somehow separated from the red and has turned dull. I don't see any obvious cracks, but I assume that's what happened. Except for this it was working perfectly when I replaced it a few weeks ago.
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