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      10-03-2019, 07:02 PM   #1
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Both of my rear running lights are out and also have condensation in them. The passenger side one will faintly come on but then will flicker and eventually go out.

I've removed and opened up the tail light to look for which bulb is the running light but I can't see which one it is? The middle part looks sealed off from the rest of the housing.

I've replaced some of the other 1156 bulbs but those haven't solved the night time running light.

Should I just purchase a complete replacement pair of tail light housings?
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There's a service bulletin for this. Your dealer may honor it even if the car is out of warranty.
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There's a service bulletin for this. Your dealer may honor it even if the car is out of warranty.
Bought replacement taillights and swapped them out at home. They probably wouldn't have honored it haha
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Bought replacement taillights and swapped them out at home.
Did you need replacement bulbs or tail lights?
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Did you need replacement bulbs or tail lights?
Completely new taillight housings. The whole unit
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Both the tail lamps on my car had condensation present with the right side being much more severe. Luckily, the car is still under warranty so the dealer replaced both. It seems that condensation in the F22 tail lamps are a common occurrence. When I inspected the right rear lamp, I could see that the vibration welding/ sealing between the housing the lens was very poorly done and surprised it even passed Quality Inspection at the supplier.
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