Rear Light Cover replacement

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by xander279, Sep 11, 2019 at 3:19 PM.

  1. xander279

    xander279 New Member

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    Guys I have a real problem. It's an emergency. I'm living in Germany and just bought a 2019 Ford Ranger (US) Spec. I woke up one morning and saw that my rear light was cracked. I'm not sure what i'm supposed to do. Ford Germany doesn't supply US Spec Parts. The light itself is completely functional. BLIS works and all the lights work. It's just the plastic cover. What do I need to do? It's just a crack. Nothing even too bad. I tried to use some plasticweld to hold it together but the inspectors here in germany are very strict. I doubt it would pass an inspection.

    I also don't feel like spending $1400 on buying the entire assembly. I just need the plastic cover.
     
  2. Ronbo

    Ronbo Active Member

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    Check eBay. May be able to find a euro Ranger part that fits.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Original-G...eZc-qHl&fits=Year:2019|Model:Ranger|Make:Ford
     
  3. VAMike

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    Try talking to ford usa? It seems to be a known problem, like if you went into a US dealership they'd handle it, but the geographic situation sucks.
     
  4. P. A. Schilke

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    Sounds like a Warranty item. Did you ship the Ranger to Germany or did you take possession of it in Germany? Not sure how you would handle this unless you can contact a stateside dealer that will work with you. Are you in the Military? My family was stationed in Germany and my dad handled warrant issues through the airbase auto maintenance garage. Bummer to have this happen...

    Good luck!

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  5. MSG W

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    You must have German plates, otherwise you would not need to have it inspected, if I remember right.... but it has been 20 years..... I suggest before the inspection is due, you go to the inspection station with a crate of beer an d see what it would take for it to pass
     

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