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Old 05-25-2005, 12:13 AM   #1
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Don't know if this the right forum, but here goes" The Black color inside the taillights is fading right behind the bulbs, probly from heat. Is there a fix?
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What year and trim level is your Bonneville?
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delaminating??

its from heat/water/age...

no fix...it would never look perfect

2 options

1. new tailights
2. tint the tailights with VHT taillight tint

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i still think a heat gun might do something to help this.
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i still think a heat gun might do something to help this.
disagree...

aftering having it apart and seeing what was actually happening, the only fix...and i tried, was to super glue the black strips back to the clear part...and do to this, you need extreme precision, and the glue has to cover the entire black strip, and cant seep the edges...didnt work for me... go ahead and try it if you want, but i guess there is the option to just replace the lenses as i did, because my stud mounts were still good....

got some junk taillights with broken studs, and perfect lenses and did the transplant
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Thanks for the input. BTW, it'* a '03 SE.
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03 SEs with strips? They shouldnt be going irreguardless
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harofreak,

so those taillights aren't illegal? they look super dark! nice look though
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so those taillights aren't illegal? they look super dark! nice look though
Check your local laws. Even tho it may seem minor, if it'* illegal in your area, it could easily end up being enforced...
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so those taillights aren't illegal? they look super dark! nice look though

you bet they are... got several warnings so far...
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