wierd taillight dip
This is a discussion on wierd taillight dip within the Camaro / SS forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; my 02 ss on the tailight lenses (plastic outer shell) there is like and indetntion right where the brake bulb ...
01-26-2009, 06:13 PM #1
wierd taillight dip
my 02 ss on the tailight lenses (plastic outer shell) there is like and indetntion right where the brake bulb is, is this normal?
01-26-2009, 06:18 PM #2
Could be. Mine has it too on the drivers side.
01-26-2009, 06:26 PM #3
- Join Date
- Aug 2007
- savannah, ga
2001 Z-28 A4 NBM
- 2002 35th anni SS M6#1696
had that on my 97. think it was from having the tail light covers , and too much heat from bulbs.
i know what your thinkin...
did your car have tail light covers at one time?
01-26-2009, 06:54 PM #4
well my uncle had the car new and he said he didnt have covers on it
01-28-2009, 08:41 AM #5
- Join Date
- Feb 2008
- Palm Beach, FL
440 RWHP / 410 TQ
- 2000 SLP CAMARO SS
My OEM taillights had the same thing. I dont think they are supposed to be there. My car never had covers on it!
01-28-2009, 09:12 AM #6
Both my LS1 camaros did it, one did it from sitting in traffic for 17hrs.02 Camaro
PRC Stg 2.5 5.3's, Futral F14, PP Typhoon intake, True duals, Performabuilt tranny, & 3500 convertor, HSW plate kit.
*Old Time* 10.90@ 125mph
02-02-2009, 10:32 PM #7
both of my taillights have it and look like it was on purpose. weird. i always thought they were like that just stock tho
02-03-2009, 08:34 PM #8
mine are pretty bad. but i thought it was supposed to be like that! they look very uniform, i guess because it took so long to do.
but i got the car like that.
02-04-2009, 11:27 AM #9
Yeah both of my tailights are like that, they look the same on both tailights. I figured mine were from the covers.
02-05-2009, 10:27 PM #10
That happened to me. When I met Scott Settlemier he check out my car and signed it. He told me that the lens had melted from the heat of the bulbs, said it happened alot on the pace cars. I just went on ebay and bought some new ones. Took about 20 minutes to swap them out.
08-25-2014, 06:00 PM #11
Has anyone tried warming the lens with a heat gun and pushing the dent back out (gently of course)? I switched to LED's to stop if from getting worse, but I don;t want to lay out the cash for new lenses.
08-26-2014, 05:03 AM #12
Your LED idea however will do the trick, less heat produced with those. However I've never had a lens heating issue with stock bulbs on any of our 4th gens so I first saw this thread as a bit strange.
Last edited by Firebirdjones; 08-26-2014 at 05:06 AM.
08-27-2014, 02:29 PM #13
Ya, having LED's for a few years stopped the warping, but then one burned out and I didn't have the cash for a new LED. Now that I live where it's 105 degrees all summer, the lens warp got worse. My lenses are actually in fine shape otherwise, I may try to warm it slowly inside and out, see if I can push the bubble out a bid so it's not as noticeable for a few months until I can get new lenses and LED's. I have a nice adjustable heat gun, so I can do a slow and even warming on it. I have nothing to lose
08-27-2014, 02:43 PM #14
Yeah it's nothing but your own time, give it a shot and see what happens.
It got worse for you in the heat? I live in AZ where summer temps are also over 100, and frequent the valley where it's 115 plus during the hottest time of the year. Not sure why I don't experience this issue. Was there a bad batch run of tail light lenses maybe?
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