What to do with faulty Tail Lamp?

dugedug

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Just replaced the passenger side tail lamp on my '18 Raptor. Tasca didn't have a core charge on the replacement so now I have the old one I don't know what to do with. Hate to throw it away, cost $810 replace. Glass is good as it was throwing a B1266 for intermittent brake light operation. Are these repairable? Will Ford give me a core charge refund if I turn it in to them?
 

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JorgesRaptor

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Man, I swapped one out because water was getting in and threw the old one away, hopefully you can maybe recover a few bucks…
 
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I had water in my 2018 Raptor tail light. Caught it before any damage. Drained out the water and let it sit in the sun all day. Once completely dry, I caulked the entire seal surrounding the lens with high quality clear window seal. Let it cure and reinstalled. Problem has not appeared after heavy rain and washings.
 
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The plastic is perfect on this one, just an LED for the brake light is out/intermittent. Has anyone been able to pull one apart successfully? If I can get it opened, I can repair it.
 

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I've opened headlights before by baking them and prying the lens off. It was a real pain, never doing that again. I would suggest just throwing them on ebay as a broken part and see what you can get.
 
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