Just replaced my RH tail lamp assy - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


Buick When starting new posts, please specify YEAR, MAKE, MODEL, ENGINE type, and whatever modifications you have made.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-05-2015, 01:05 PM   #1
Senior Member
Posts like a Supercharger
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 156
Thanked 21 Times in 17 Posts
John01 will become famous soon enoughJohn01 will become famous soon enough
Default Just replaced my RH tail lamp assy

The lamp had a vertical 3-inch crunch along the edge next to the deck lid. A 10mm deep socket removed three nuts and the whole lamp pulled away with wiring attached. Twisted out two sockets and pulled off the metal slide clip holding the harness in place on the backside, then reversed the operation using the new lamp - took about 10 minutes.


The dealer wanted $210.00 (part only) and the salvage yard $165.00 - I decided to take a chance with this TYC lamp assy from Amazon at $89.95 and was not disappointed. The fit and finish is perfect. Chrome trim excellent. The lens color was what I was worried about.. not being a true red lens color, but it'* just right. Considering the rest of the tail lenses have been exposed to ultra-violet sun damage for over 15 years, becoming faded and a bit cloudy, this one looks great. I will not hesitate to buy more TYC lamps when needed.

My first thought after installing it was, Wow! Now I'll have to replace all of them to make it look real good."

After I got it fully seated in the panel, I took some clear RTV and ran a vertical bead down the edge of the gasket where it meets the end panel - about a 3/16" gap. It'* a good seal but I'm going to run another just for the hell of it.

Here'* the page with illustrations and info if you want to have a look. The part # for the LH lamp is also shown here.
Amazon.com: TYC 11-5973-91 Buick LeSabre Passenger Side Replacement Tail Light Assembly: Automotive Amazon.com: TYC 11-5973-91 Buick LeSabre Passenger Side Replacement Tail Light Assembly: Automotive
Attached Thumbnails
Just replaced my RH tail lamp assy-gi1odnj.jpg  

Last edited by John01; 07-05-2015 at 01:08 PM.
John01 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Gear Ratio when replacing CV half-shaft assy. grandprix104 2000-2005 2 03-19-2008 04:31 PM
Part number for power steering return assy. kicksock 1992-1999 3 09-05-2006 03:37 PM
Rear sway bar link assy karfreek 1992-1999 1 11-17-2004 09:45 AM
A/C C ompressor Clutch Assy Can't remove? SSEBONNE4EVA 1987-1991 2 05-12-2004 08:32 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:11 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.