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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V Appearance Mods Discussion, Wagon Tail Lights - Is this Gap normal? in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; I noticed yesterday while washing my wagon that the top uppermost point of the tail lights has some flexibility to ...
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    Wagon Tail Lights - Is this Gap normal?

    I noticed yesterday while washing my wagon that the top uppermost point of the tail lights has some flexibility to it. There is about a 1/4" gap between the inner housing of the tailight and the body of the car. If I push it down it will sit flush with the cars metal but once I let go it pops up again. Is this normal? I've attached a factory pic with the part in question circled.
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    Re: Wagon Tail Lights - Is this Gap normal?

    No. The taillights on my '14 Vagon are flush with the body their entire length.

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    Re: Wagon Tail Lights - Is this Gap normal?

    Quote Originally Posted by kayers1@nc.rr.com View Post
    No. The taillights on my '14 Vagon are flush with the body their entire length.
    Can you send me a pic when you get a chance. A side shot of where the chrome roof rail runs into the top of the tail light would be great.

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    I've heard this come up with Vagon owners before. Some were seeing that exact same thing. You may not be alone.

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    Re: Wagon Tail Lights - Is this Gap normal?

    Apparently this is a flaw that some people have or develop. Cadillac will replace your tail light.

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    Re: Wagon Tail Lights - Is this Gap normal?

    One of my taillights did this. It's due to the little plastic hook clip at the top breaking. This is where the taillight connects to the opening in the roof rail.

    My local dealer replaced mine under warranty.

    Good luck.

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    Re: Wagon Tail Lights - Is this Gap normal?

    I'm bringing this up from the dead!

    Really glad I stumbled upon this post. My drivers side tail light was peeling off with a rather large gap. I don't mind it, but I was worried that water was going to get into the housing. I brought it over to the dealer and they're going to have a new one installed.

    My passenger side is starting to peel off, and when that does happen within warranty I will ask them to replace it as well.


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    Re: Wagon Tail Lights - Is this Gap normal?

    I'd have them do both at the same time and be done with it.
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    So, how's that whole "Hopey -Changey" thing working out for ya?

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    Re: Wagon Tail Lights - Is this Gap normal?

    Both left and right on mine have a widening gap of about 5/32". It kind of snuck up on me, then I saw this post. So they should be flush, right?

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    Off to the dealership me thinks....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zderf View Post
    Both left and right on mine have a widening gap of about 5/32". It kind of snuck up on me, then I saw this post. So they should be flush, right?

    <img src="http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=257873"/>

    Off to the dealership me thinks....
    Yep, both flush. Watch out where they just put black double sided sticky tape to fill that 5/32 gap and they don't actually replace the lights. Don't accept that.

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    Re: Wagon Tail Lights - Is this Gap normal?

    Quote Originally Posted by tinman View Post
    Yep, both flush. Watch out where they just put black double sided sticky tape to fill that 5/32 gap and they don't actually replace the lights. Don't accept that.
    Appointment set. Lights in stock. YEE haw. So, how long before the new ones separate?

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