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    so this just hapened at the Car Wash...

    where and how much should I expect to pay for a new one?

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    Re: so this just hapened at the Car Wash...

    That's a factory 3rd brake light right, the car wash should be responsible for a replacement. BTW I believe the lens is somewhere around $300.00 new IIRC.

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    I second getting them to pay for a replacement

    I had one damage my truck and it bent the hatch just above the rear wiper( machine wanted to lift my truck by the wiper) I throwed it in drive and got out of there quick before it could do more damage

    Luckily the owner paid to get it fixed and I have since then found a different car wash

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    Re: so this just hapened at the Car Wash...

    What if they refuse to pay for it?

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    Re: so this just hapened at the Car Wash...

    That's what small claims court is for.

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    Go through insurance before getting into court. It's an OEM part, not an aftermarket add on. They're responsible.

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    I agree with mc on getting the Insurance on this if they don't pay for the damage they caused

    Side note I seen the owner of the car wash where my truck got damaged get a speeding ticket a few days after that happened(so glad I have a radar detecter ) I did laugh about it though considering he got what he deserved

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    Re: so this just hapened at the Car Wash...

    Many dealers charge $4-600. You cannot replace just the lens. You have to replace the whole lamp.

    On the Escalade SUV...common third brake problems:

    Hit by garage doors.
    Damaged by the car wash.
    The three screws fall out or get loose. Lamp will sit on the painted panel like a hot dog in a bun. Then the blower at car wash launches the lamp off vehicle...or....once the truck gets up to highway speed the lamp comes off.

    The back of the lamps can also get very brittle in very hot climates...Miami would be a good example. The pics make it look like it's a brittle lamp.

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    Re: so this just hapened at the Car Wash...

    I backed mine into the garage door with the tailgate up...what a moron.
    I bought a new one from the dealer for $456.60.
    List price at the dealer is $547.92
    It dicked up the liock cylinder too, but I haven't bothered replacing it yet.

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    Re: so this just hapened at the Car Wash...

    $300 Ebay part #:15044516

    or $200-250 junk jard

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    Re: so this just hapened at the Car Wash...

    Every car wash I have ever went to there is a big sign reading "not responsible for damage done to over sized vehicles" .... Best thing to do is manually wash it from now on instead of over spending for the automatic that doesn't even do as good of job as spraying it off yourself in the truck bays! ....just my opinion!

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    Re: so this just hapened at the Car Wash...

    That should not happened at a car wash, or washes here run them through all the time.
    i would definitely talk to the car wash about getting fixed.

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    I've never seen any disclaimers about any sized vehicle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silent_Assasin
    Every car wash I have ever went to there is a big sign reading "not responsible for damage done to over sized vehicles" .... Best thing to do is manually wash it from now on instead of over spending for the automatic that doesn't even do as good of job as spraying it off yourself in the truck bays! ....just my opinion!
    Try that idea in my area and your trucks frame will rust out in no time(ask me how I know)
    Undercarriage wash is one reason I use a car wash in the winter(to prevent the salt from RUSTING out the frame)

    Also in the winter time there is no way I am getting out in a wet wash bay to spray the truck down and try not to get wet in the process(been there with my car which will not see a car wash unless really needed)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoistCabbage
    I've never seen any disclaimers about any sized vehicle.
    Me either

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    Quote Originally Posted by the cadillac man

    Try that idea in my area and your trucks frame will rust out in no time(ask me how I know)
    Undercarriage wash is one reason I use a car wash in the winter(to prevent the salt from RUSTING out the frame)
    They do make at least one hose attachment intended for undercarriage washing. It sprays kets of water upwards as you roll it back and forth under the car.

    Also in the winter time there is no way I am getting out in a wet wash bay to spray the truck down and try not to get wet in the process(been there with my car which will not see a car wash unless really needed)
    Every time it snows, I have to spend 5-10 minutes in the DIY bay using the high pressure rinse to slowly remove the snow and ice that builds up on my carriage roof, before I go through the automatic wash. It freezes right to the roof, there's no other way of removing it .

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