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Old 05 Jan 2012, 05:38 pm
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Default rear light lens missing

Funny thing, I noticed today the lens is missing off one of my PT
cruiser tailights.
As you know it is a plastic cluster & the semi transparent
lens is somehow glued or welded to the base section, I could perhaps
understand if the lens parted company at the join but there are a
couple of mm of the lense still attached. It looks like it has been
cut off with a dremel or small saw!!

Anybody ever seen anything like that?

I know I will have to buy a whole new unit but it seems a strange failure mode. There are no marks on the car as if someone had driven into it when parked.
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Old 05 Jan 2012, 06:11 pm
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Default Re: rear light lens missing

Strange. I wouldn't think that part of the taillight could separate from the rest of the light without someone purposely cutting or breaking it off.
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Old 08 Jan 2012, 08:33 am
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Old 08 Jan 2012, 09:19 am
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Default Re: rear light lens missing

OK. What you have is a light that was NOT made by the manufacturer. I can tell by the way the whole light sits in the hole made for the light. It DOESN'T fit well and that's a tele-tale sign of an aftermarket light. Apparently not made well and the clear part of the lens fell off from faulty glue or whatever they tried to put it together with.

I've had a total of 6 different taillights until I settled on the 59 Cadillac tails and every one of the after market lights didn't fit as well as the original lights that came with the PT.

Your gonna have to bite the bullet and buy another light to replace what you have. They are always on eBay.
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Old 08 Jan 2012, 07:23 pm
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Default Re: rear light lens missing

I agree with Carey, he know his stuff. Me, I'm having to work up a custom mount for my tail lights. They are after-market Altezza's, and supposedly they fit the convertible, however they are loose, rattle around, and basically don't look that good. I'm thinking about starting a thread on them in our vert section....

anyway, lots of really good tail lights out there for the PT, I'd suggest swapping out both or yours for something better. Look at Danny's tails on Eve, they would look brilliant on the back of your PT.



And here's the thread where he shows them:
http://www.ptcruiserlinks.com/forum/...-eve-saga.html
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