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ArchV
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ArchV Mar 2, 11:25pm - #115905 
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Tail after small wreck...

So after backing into a Ford Explorer, here's what my tail light situation looks like. Does this look structural or just the light is damaged?

The top part is my left side, which is fine... the bottom is the damaged side. You can see that the bumper seperation is alittle more and the light is actually tilted downwards somewhat. I'll post another picture in a sec that better shows the light.

I'm getting new tail lights, but if someone thinks this is structual I might take it to the shop or something frown Hopefully just the light is damaged.
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ArchV Mar 2, 11:26pm - #115906 
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Another... you can see the top of the light has a nice gap and the bottom of the light is pushed inwards.
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NorwayGT Mar 3, 12:24am - #115907 

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its no big deal

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v3n0m Mar 3, 12:29am - #115908 

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did you try to tighten the top bolt & see if that pulls the tailight in? if not, then it might be a structural problem which will suck
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Bakablo1 Mar 3, 12:49am - #115909 
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dun even notice it, dun worry bout it
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CeLlYgT04 Mar 3, 1:45am - #115910 

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Originally Posted by NorwayGT
its no big deal
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Sik_Wit_It Mar 3, 4:06am - #115911 

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its not bad at all but i know how you feel

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Virgilson Mar 3, 4:33am - #115912 

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whats wrong with it...it just seems like its sticky out a little
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Eyger Mar 3, 5:07am - #115913 

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Drive saftely. I can't really see any difference, if you hadn't said you were in an accident, i would have never known.

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xmangt1 Mar 3, 9:32am - #115914 

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I would dismiss it...only after I remove the taillight & make sure everything is alright. Don't spend money if you really don't have to. X
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ArchV Mar 3, 7:30pm - #115915 
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Originally Posted by Eyger
Drive saftely. I can't really see any difference, if you hadn't said you were in an accident, i would have never known.


Actually this is my first accident in my 11 years of driving smile Not a bad record!

It really isn't too bad. In fact, the accident was a week ago, and I just now noticed the light. Hopefully installing a new tail light will get it straightened out.
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Warlord786 Mar 3, 8:38pm - #115916 
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yeah I wouldnt worry about it man, you cant even notice that. So dont spend money when you dont have to.

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LUNATIC13 Mar 3, 9:27pm - #115917 

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Didn't even notice...unlike where I hit a pole in mine(black)..leaving yellow paint down the side and a HUGE dent! grin wink
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