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16Volt 06-22-2014 07:25 PM

Tail light housing/fastener help please
To make a long story short I am trying to find a new housing and the housing to body fasteners. There are multiple part numbers listed by our host....

My housing on the backplate lists:

Pelican (and Sierra Madre) shows for 86 930:

They also list for 87-89 Carrera (they list the same part number for left and right side as well):

I think i need the housing since the cover screws corroded and snapped.
<a href="" title="IMG_7067 by Shannon, on Flickr"><img src="" width="1024" height="683" alt="IMG_7067"></a>

These fasteners are also too corroded to be salvaged. Any idea where to get replacements?

<a href="" title="IMG_7070 by Shannon, on Flickr"><img src="" width="1024" height="683" alt="IMG_7070"></a>

They slip over the tabs in body and have a captured nut with a nylon lock.

Thanks for any help...getting pretty sick of everything on this car being corroded.

a930pilot 06-22-2014 08:01 PM

FWIW - I went though that last year and was able to have a machine shop tig a stud to the snapped bolt. The heat helped loosen it up enough to get it out.
I also happen to have a housing w/cover that they came out without problem, but the spring terminal for one of the bulbs broke off the housing. I was going to take a bulb socket and imbed it in its place, but never needed to use this housing. If you get desperate, let me know.

16Volt 06-22-2014 08:11 PM

Thanks man, glad I am not the only one.

I think by the time i find a shop to try to tig it I would be out about the same money as a new housing. Plus there's nothing really to weld to, the screws snapped flush with the housing post. ugh.

Is yours a passenger or drivers side housing?

16Volt 06-22-2014 08:51 PM

After more sluething I found a thread with details on the captive nuts, added below for any other hapless idiot who embarks on replacing their taillight seals.

The captive nuts are here:
Pelican Parts - Product Information: 999-507-312-12-OEM

a930pilot 06-23-2014 03:44 AM

Drivers side.

16Volt 06-23-2014 07:12 AM

Bummer, well when I break that side I will send you a PM. :(

Anyone have any idea what the correct part numbers are for the housings?

PcarPhil 06-23-2014 08:22 AM

If you're still looking I may have a pair of housings from an '87 Carrera that I could part with. I've seen numerous housing from numerous years and don't recall any differences between any of them, so I don't know why they have different part numbers. I could be wrong though.

Let me know and if needed I'll dig them out of storage.

16Volt 06-23-2014 08:51 AM

Thanks Scott, PM sent.

PcarPhil 06-23-2014 06:01 PM

Here are some pictures for you:

This first pair I believe came from an '85 Carrera. Unfortunately there is no part number anywhere on the housings to confirm this. These are pretty nice, no/minimal corrosion, need to be cleaned, and have the harness plugs pushed back into the housings.

This other pair I believe came from an '87 Carrera. One of them has part number 911.631.404.31 (same as your '86). This pair is a bit dirtier, one of them has some corrosion on the rear cover, and one harness plug has to be reinserted.

It's entirely possible I have the years of these housings swapped. In other words the second pair may be from the '85, and the first pair from the '87. I'm not 100% sure but based on what the internet is telling me about the 911.631.404.31 part number this may be the case.

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