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Old 10-30-2018, 08:20 AM
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Inner Tail light not working

Did anyone else run into this issue?
If so is there anyone to repair this or am I going to have to replace the whole assemble?


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Old 10-30-2018, 09:53 AM
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Replace unless you are under warranty
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Old 10-30-2018, 11:11 AM
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Yeah, warrantee or replace it. Can't repair as it's an LED strip in a sealed housing. I bet that one half is about $200 on the low side...
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Old 10-30-2018, 08:12 PM
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I'd open that sucker up (sealed or not) and attempt a Yankee Ingenuity repair at $200+ replacement cost.
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Old 10-31-2018, 06:54 PM
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Originally Posted by MadMax07SL View Post
Yeah, warrantee or replace it. Can't repair as it's an LED strip in a sealed housing. I bet that one half is about $200 on the low side...
is it actually LED? I was hoping they were but thought someone said they we're not.
or was it some other part of the back end lighting that is not LED?



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Old 11-01-2018, 05:47 AM
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It's LED's defused by something in front, usually a plastic bubble think like a neon tube, but plastic, the light fills in the space much nicer then straight up LED's. I had to replace the outer taillight on my Cadenza, Dealership wanted $530 + tax, I found a Kia parts distributor that offered the OEM part for $325 shipped to my door. That was a steal compared with the dealership's price. I never priced the Cadenza's inner taillight, but figured it had to be about 2/3 the price, that's why I guessed yours is in that same ballpark.

For fun I stripped down the taillight from the Cadenza, again, it was like a plastic tube in front of an LED strip, but the strip was in a circuit board. Millions of dollars of R&D went into designing these lights, there is only a minute chance you'll fix the problem and make it look 100% stock once installed.
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Old 11-07-2018, 06:45 PM
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Did anyone else run into this issue?
If so is there anyone to repair this or am I going to have to replace the whole assemble?
Mine is exactly the same. Exactly.
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Old 11-08-2018, 04:33 PM
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Same here. I thought it was that way from factory. The unlit portion is reflective I believe
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Old 11-08-2018, 10:52 PM
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I ended up just getting a new replacement here. It's being shipped now.

https://www.carid.com/2016-nissan-maxima-taillights/tyc-factory-replacement-tail-lights-1034076691.html

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Old 11-09-2018, 06:57 AM
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Thanks for the follow up. How much was it?. See these on Ebay from time to time

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Old 11-09-2018, 09:20 AM
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No worries. Shows in the link, think $113 or 130.
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