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Old 04-20-2011, 07:40 PM
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My passenger side mirror lights went out. It looks like water go inside and shorted the assembly out. I ordered the replacement lens assembly at the stealer for $110 . My question is has anyone found a source for the water entry and how to prevent it from a repeat performance? I haven't taken mine apart yet to see where it could possibly be, but I wanna make sure that for that price the darn thing lasts a little longer!
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mine have not leaked & i don't even see moisture inside the lens

I see a lot of posts about the puddle lamps, mostly people wanting to color them
but, i have not read about how to get the lens off, YET
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my driver side went out a couple days ago and i went to the dealer today and they told me that it was warrantied so i got a apointment on the 29th to get it done
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unfortunately I am not the original owner so I don't have a warranty.
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If you hadn't made that "stealer" crack, I'd tell you how to get that handled at no charge.
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In all fairness, have you been to mine? The name fits...lol
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Then be more specific instead of lumping all dealerships together.

Call Chrysler customer service and explain your problem to them. Tell them you're aware that this is a known issue and reference RRT 11-019 which specifically addresses water intrusion in the puddle lamps. We've been replacing mirrors under warranty for this problem. If the truck is still under 3/36k, it doesn't matter if you're the original owner or not.
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Sorry if I offended. The truck has 45k so looks like I am on my own.
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I still wouldn't bet on that since it's a known issue and certainly worth a call to Chrysler or a trip to a different dealer. Talk to the service manager and explain the problem and that you're aware it's a known issue to Chrysler. Dealers have a certain amount of goodwill money to spend each month to cover repairs on vehicles that are out of warranty.
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that shouldnt matter because mine has 41,000 k and they are replacing it!!!
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