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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-19-2010, 06:43 PM Thread Starter
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Melted Tail lights

got a question guys.. I was looking if any of you had a problem with your OEM tail lights ( Not Led) from a 07-09 hatchback.?? The lenses or the Inside of the tail light... seems to be melted and now I can't even take the bulb out..... any help.??
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all OEM equipment? bulbs,and tails?



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Re: Melted Tail lights

all the red part inside the tail light melted pretty much... I dont know how.. I just noticed cuz my friend was driving behind me and he told me he can only see half of the red light on.. so.. I waited until the next morning to check it out.. and I noticed that it is melted some how inside the tail light.. and well its both of them... but I cant take the bulb out .. to change it now that it does not even work.... So I was wondering if any of you has ever had this problem or even heard about it....???
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Re: Melted Tail lights

i have never heard of this happening to our cars... what type of bulbs are you using?
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Have not changed the bulbs.. STOCK bulbs.. gosh.. it sucks.. cus the "socket" got stocked with the bulb.. so I have to get Bulbs, plus sockets plus new tail lights...
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Got new tail lights... YAY!! under warranty.. !! well hope this never happen to any of you guys. Peace.. and this thread can be close now.. :P
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Re: Melted Tail lights

awesome news.

the only somewhat similar story I remember is from somebody who left the hatch open on a hot summer day and (apparently) the sun heated the lights up enough to melt some of the plastic.

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Re: Melted Tail lights

I have the exact same problem with my 2007 hatchback. Top of driver side tail light (red casing that covers the bulb) has a quarter sized hole that has melted away. Passenger side is slowly showing signs of melting in the same spot. I'm passed my warranty, but this is obviously a manufacturers problem. Curious to know how many others have had this happen and if the dealer fixed (if outside of warranty).
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Re: Melted Tail lights

bummer. i think you are the 2nd one I remember seeing since 2006, including the OP

unless this is the same
http://www.mazda3forums.com/index.ph...856#msg3440856

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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-20-2011, 12:14 PM
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Re: Melted Tail lights

That's someone else, but now that's like the 5th or 6th case I've found online. Seems to just be the hatchbacks.
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