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    Wagon Owners - Tail light help

    Do any of you with a Wagon have any fitment issues with your Tail lights? The top of my passenger side doesn't fit tight against the body. My local dealer attempted to replace it but that didn't fit either. I was told that it was a characteristic of my car. To me this isn't acceptable and wanted to know if anyone else had a similar experience.

    Any suggestions as to what I should do? This car has been nothing but a nightmare for me so far. I have yet to be able to enjoy it. (It is a CPO that I have had for about 2 weeks and been in for service 3 times!).

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    Re: Wagon Owners - Tail light help

    I just went out and checked mine. There is about a 1/16" gap, and I can push it down to be flush.

    Like yours, it's only on the right side. That being said, I would have never noticed it had I not seen this post. Just not enough of a fitment issue for me to lose any sleep over...

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    I thought this was fixed in 2011+ models with new lights that extend to meet roofrails. I posted a similar topic in the non-v cts forum and was sent this pic.

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    Re: Wagon Owners - Tail light help

    Same question came up a couple of years ago in the standard wagon forum. I couldn't see any gap on my standard wagon and on my V-Wagon there is a 1/16" on the driver's side and none on the passenger side. The only thing it means to me is to be careful not to catch a towel or polishing rag on the pointy tip of the tail light.

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    Re: Wagon Owners - Tail light help

    I will post a pic once i get the car back. But its more that an 1/16. To me, it was like the clip at the top of light wasn't catching or was broke. Not sure how they are attached. At least I know it isn't just me.

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    Re: Wagon Owners - Tail light help

    just checked mine as well...passenger side is 1/16 but cannot really notice. It is flush with roof rail.

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    Re: Wagon Owners - Tail light help

    Hi Griffin337,

    I'm really sorry to hear that! Please let me know if you'd like me to research any specific concerns for you; simply send me an email at Katie_Lucille@gmexpert.com anytime and I'm happy to assist where I can.

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    Re: Wagon Owners - Tail light help

    Quote Originally Posted by Griffin337 View Post
    WOW! No, not at all.

    I have a tiny gap right at the tip, but I sure as heck can't see daylight through it further down like yours. It almost looks like the lens is warped. Did they try putting on a new lens/assembly on yours to fix it, or just mess with that one.

    Yeah, that's not acceptable in my book either...

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    Re: Wagon Owners - Tail light help

    Same as FLTRI. A gap where the pointy tip meets the silver roof rail. Not even 1/16, more like 1/32 to 1/64 of an inch. Flush the rest of the way down the lens.

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    Re: Wagon Owners - Tail light help

    Yes they put a new lens on.. same thing. They said they even took one off another car that fit just to make sure..

    That's when i was told it may be a "characteristic" of my car.

    Guess I can call customer service (AGAIN) and talk to some outsourced person who will blow smoke up my ass and ultimately waste more of my time trying to get yet another issue resolved..

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    Re: Wagon Owners - Tail light help

    Maybe it's not the lens, but the body of the car. Was it new when you bought it?

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    Re: Wagon Owners - Tail light help

    Griffin,

    you can talk to Katie, who is definitely not some outsourced person and she will not blow smoke anywhere

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    Re: Wagon Owners - Tail light help

    Here's a pic of mine, for reference. I put a flashlight behind it as well, and there is no light coming through where the lens meets the body. There is just a very minor gap, right at the tip...



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