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well I installed some new LED tails tonight from Racer Union. LOVE THEM!!
But while I was taking off my stock tails from my 07, I broke the black plastic things you stick the two rods through to "snap" and secure the lights in place. Now where can I buy 4 more of those? I broke both of them on both sides!!! And what are they called?
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Explorer9950, If you broke them that easy, then everyother installer is doing the same.
Try the odd-replacement parts rack at the auto parts. I would begin calling it the plastic "tailLight/lens retainer clips" until told otherwise. Of course then, check with the dealerShip for them.
I checked the service manual for a nomenclature, nothing.
Nothing new here today, Pls check back tomorrow. The govt is still making changes. Keep your junk guarded.
I noticed today that one of my taillights was loose,apparently the previous owner had broken both clips in that lens.I went to Lowes and bought 2 rubber grommets from their specialty hardware drawers,($1.04 I think).It is not as tight as the original clips,but it will work until I can get the proper ones.Thought it might help someone in a pinch.
Run a strip of silicone sealer on the backs of the lights where the plastic pins were.
Press them into place and stick them down with tape untill the silicones set and u should be good to go.
The silicone will be easy enough to allow the light to be popped off for servicing, but firm enough to stop any rattling & to keep the light in place.
The Dodge part # is 68084593AA, that is what my invoice says. I bought them last year for my 07 Ram Quad from my local dealer for $0.50 each, the list price was $0.73 each. Do yourself a favor and load up on them because you are likely to break them every time you access the tail light area. My dealer had to order them as well.