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Discussion in 'LR4' started by Guy Harding, Dec 21, 2020.

  1. Guy Harding

    Guy Harding Member

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    Ok so the puddle light went out on my driver door mirror so I took off the mirror and extracted this unit that houses the camera and bulb that I want to replace (i'm beginning to have my doubts...) anyhow I removed the 4 small screws but there is something that is stopping it from coming apart, like something inside still connected. I can remove the lens on the bulb but it does seem to do anything.

    Any thoughts ?

    Guy

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    im guessing that is not intended to be a serviceable part.

    there is most likely a bead of sealant in the seam. pry slowly and work your way around. im sure it will come apart. they had to put it together...right?

    i see a FoMoCo stamp on the part. is there a part number? just in case, you should look it up and make sure its somthign your willing to pay before possibly damaging the camera during disassembly. it would be a shame to loose camera function when the current problem is only an LED.
     
  3. Guy Harding

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    Ok so I stopped by my local dealer (first mistake) and he said its 1 unit and quoted me $714

    Anyhow found the part online from other sellers for $450, seems like a lot for a puddle light , I think I will pass for right now.
     
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    care to share your part number?

    MY10-MY13 puddle lamp CTZ500010 $16.96 list
    MY14+ puddle lamp LR051349 $82.78 list

    i cannot find a puddle lamp, camera combination part. which would make up for the difference of the list price.

    you could buy an entire used mirror and reuse the camera/light only for cheaper than just the camera new.
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/2010-2013-...244807&hash=item3db0136899:g:s4QAAOSw5T5fuTBd

    This woudlnt be the first time ive heard of a car camera being overly expensive. the nightvision camera on my audi is nearly $4k.
     
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    Just thinking that $450 buys a nice pair of Wellies for puddles! The use mirror sounds like a perfect solution. Good headwork.
     
  7. Guy Harding

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    Ok so found and lowballed a guy on eBay and got the mirror and puddle light/camera module for $200 !
    Was at the store the other night and the previously broken puddle light mysteriously decides do work again ?!?!

    Now returning the one I bought on eBay :(

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    Don’t send it back yet!!
    I’ll pm you.
     

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