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      04-15-2020, 09:39 AM   #1
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Tail Light LED burnt out on F20

Hi everyone, this is my first post. I feel like it may have been discussed before but I was unable to find it on the search.

I was changing out my reverse lights on my F20 2014 118D Sport.
After I was done changing out the reverse PW21W bulb to an OSRAM LED bulb, I noticed that one of my tail lights was much dimmer than the other. Upon closer look, few of the LED's that light up the housing went out.

I read that it was not possible to replace these led's and that replacing the whole light housing was the only way.

My question is, do you think it might have been the reverse LED bulb that I put in that might have shorted the other LED's? Or do you think it was always like this, and I just never noticed until I replaced the reverse lights.

I am thinking of buying a new tail light housing for the side that went out.
Below are some pictures and your help would be much appreciated.

1. driver side (left)
2. passenger side (right) - the side that went out
3. notice the passenger side (right) is dimmer
4. the reverse light bulb I am using
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      04-15-2020, 12:44 PM   #2
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this happens time by time.. hey the car is 6 years old... ledīs donīt have an unlimited lifetime... it could happen that the other side will defect in a few weeks / months too
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      04-15-2020, 09:49 PM   #3
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Yeh I figured as much. But i want to make sure the led reverse light didnt burn it out. I dont want to replace the part and then have it burn out again.
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