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The lamps are quite expensive new. Roughly about $421 at Cadillac dealers. You may be able to find a used one for ??. Or we have rebuilts for $149 exchange.

The lamps were not made by Cadillac. They are made by Stanley Electronic. Basically all the early lamps thru 1996 will fail the same exact way as your did. It is vibrations in the circuit boards that cause the failure. The lamps must be modified or you will see a non-repairable repeat failure.

Another problem is the lamp is a sealed unit. It gets very hot and cold in that area of the car. Most repair materials are unable to handle the temperture extremes and will fail pretty quick. Once the lamp leaks and gets water in its over. It is important to use a OEM repair material on the lamps such as-

www.devcon.com

New plastics also are the only real material that can handle the weather extremes and survive. It is also important after repairs to vacuum check the lamp. Common problem is hidden cracks at the mounting studs. If it leaks it will fail.

We attached a picture of one of ours. You will have to look close for the plastic. You can also see a broken stud repair.

Catera to the left, STS center, Acura NSX to the right ($1000 lamp!)

http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/3768672/1034866547569_leds.jpg

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Oops...I tried to reply to 'LED' brakelight. I guess I hit 'new thread' ..sorry.


Logandiagnostic said:
The lamps are quite expensive new. Roughly about $421 at Cadillac dealers. You may be able to find a used one for ??. Or we have rebuilts for $149 exchange.

The lamps were not made by Cadillac. They are made by Stanley Electronic. Basically all the early lamps thru 1996 will fail the same exact way as your did. It is vibrations in the circuit boards that cause the failure. The lamps must be modified or you will see a non-repairable repeat failure.

Another problem is the lamp is a sealed unit. It gets very hot and cold in that area of the car. Most repair materials are unable to handle the temperture extremes and will fail pretty quick. Once the lamp leaks and gets water in its over. It is important to use a OEM repair material on the lamps such as-

www.devcon.com

New plastics also are the only real material that can handle the weather extremes and survive. It is also important after repairs to vacuum check the lamp. Common problem is hidden cracks at the mounting studs. If it leaks it will fail.

We attached a picture of one of ours. You will have to look close for the plastic. You can also see a broken stud repair.

Catera to the left, STS center, Acura NSX to the right ($1000 lamp!)

http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/3768672/1034866547569_leds.jpg

Logan
 
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