2001 tail light assembly

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Newsguy, Jun 10, 2004.

  1. Newsguy

    Newsguy Guest

    Has anyone had issues with the tail/stop lights not making contact with the
    assembly. I pat my break lights on and the tail light goes out. Is there
    possible a recall on this?

    Newsguy, Jun 10, 2004
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  2. Newsguy

    Oppie Guest

    Are you the one who posted on this previously? The old messages are gone
    from my server so I can't check.

    I had a similar problem on my '01 lw300 where the driver's side rear tail
    lamp was flaky. I bent out the spring contact of the lamp holder slightly
    and also carefully bent the stamped metal contact of the lamp housing to
    make better contact. It's been fine since.

    Don't try to insert or move the lamp holder with the power on. I caused a
    short circuit when trying to insert the lamp holder and blew the fuse. Not
    sure if this was also the cause of a failed body controller module.

    Oppie, Jun 10, 2004
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  3. Newsguy

    Newsguy Guest

    Thanks Oppie;

    I have tried to bend some of the contacts but no good. I ended up putting a
    piece of paper under the edge of the frame to make it tighter. It seems to
    work until the cops stop my wife. I'm getting edgy.
    Gotta get this fixed.

    Newsguy, Jun 10, 2004
  4. I have tried to bend some of the contacts but no good. I ended up putting a
    Edgy because of the cops, or because of what your wife will do to you if
    the cops pull her over? :)
    richard hornsby, Jun 10, 2004
  5. Newsguy

    Newsguy Guest

    I like that one......

    I went to Saturn parts department. I was told that year was the worst
    design for taillights. The complete assembly was changed for 2002 (I
    believe). The offending parts were German design (Opal) . Two new
    assemblies to replace the old will cost about $110 each. What a bummer.
    Saturn knew about this. When you get to the bottom line it really is a
    safety violation.

    Thanks for listening
    Newsguy, Jun 14, 2004
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