From the bloggers at Roadtreking.
I had a slight accident and cracked the lens of my tail light on the passenger side of my Sprinter last week, but rather than get all upset about it I started looking around for a replacement to see how expensive and difficult it would be to replace it myself instead of turn myself in to my insurance company and give them an opportunity to raise my rates, plus the down time associated with taking it to a place that could get the part and sit around while they installed it. For us fulltimers, there is no “drop it off and we’ll see when we can get to it.” Turned out to be a gravy job, and not much money, either.
I don’t know and don’t want to know what a dealership would charge for this tail lamp assembly, and a quick look online revealed $100ish prices for ones claiming to be OEM, but it’s a chunk of plastic with no moving parts, and there are plenty of enterprising manufacturers who will go to the trouble of tooling up to make a high-volume part like this.
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