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Old 08-21-2009, 12:37 AM   #1
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So like most of you i had water accumulate in the center tail light and when trying to fix it, actually made it worse! So i am looking to just straight up replace it, however before i do i had a question.

Firstly, what is the name of the part? Im figuring if i can narrow down my ebay search, or not sound like a goon when calling the junkyard i have a better chance of locating this part and not taking it to a shop and get hammered.

Secondly, what would you think the cost of the part would be?

Sorry for such novice questions, im not much of a car guy and had nowhere else to ask these heh.
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Please add your year and trim of your vehicle to your signature line. That way when you start asking questions in other areas of the forum, we all have a better idea on how to assist you. Click on "Quick Links" above, go down to "User Control Panel" and then click on "Edit your Signature" It'* pretty straight forward from there.
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Will do.. also seems as if the part is called a "rear body applique" and gm is charging 400 bucks for it.. thats just insane heh

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The center tail light? Do you mean the high mounted stop light mounted under the spoiler? The rear body applique is the large piece that covers the trunk lid from tail light to tail light.
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Yes the large piece that covers tail light to tail light that runs across the trunk. its for an 02 bonnie SE
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It'* $386 here https://www.1stpontiacparts.com/partscat.html

They are a PIA to get off. I replaced mine not too long ago.
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good news, found one on ebay for a 100 bucks.. i have had practice taking off the old one so hopefully this one will go in with no problems
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good news, found one on ebay for a 100 bucks.. i have had practice taking off the old one so hopefully this one will go in with no problems
Good find! Let us know how things turn out.
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well got it installed, everything is A-OK! Slight scuff on it but way better then what i had.
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well got it installed, everything is A-OK! Slight scuff on it but way better then what i had.
Nice to hear the install went well.
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