Trying to keep a
white car white!
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: United Kingdom
159 SW Tail light query
Morning folks, quick query for you all today!
I have discovered a couple of cracks in the driver's side inner rear tail lamp on my SW, the one on the bootlid that houses the fog lamp. I don't know where these cracks have come from as the car has not been hit in any way; I suspect the lamp has had a weakness that closing the bootlid multiple times per day letting the dog in and out has exaggerated.
There are a number of second hand items on eBay, ranging from £20 to £73, and AlfaWorkshop are quoting £99.89 for a new one.
Does anyone know if the design of these rear lamps/units changed over the course of the production run?? Either the design of lamp as seen from outside, or even the inner gubbins that connect to the bootlid/wiring looms?? My own SW is a 2011, but the items on eBay are from ~2007 SWs and Saloons. Does anyone know if there were any differences? Or if the SW and Saloon lamps even were the same??
Only had the car about a month and she is in good condition over all, so was pretty p***ed when I discovered these cracks!