Just did a seach on this problem ... found this qoute from an unhappy Saturn L Series owner:
"Adding insult to injury: We have had both tail light assemblys replaced a total of 7 times in 4 years. The cause: Printed circuit board assemblies in the tail lights CAN'T handle the current load and melt the plastic assembly. Five were replaced under warranty. We have paid for the last two at $182 each and it needs ANOTHER right rear light along with a new engine!"
Again, referencing the circuit board assemblies.
I'll pull it apart this weekend and follow up with a reply and let you know what I found.
rear tail light just quit and the dealer told me I need to replace the
<BR>>> whole assembly. Priced at $111, I told him forget it. He did
mention that <BR>>> there's a circuit board on each tail light, and mine
has failed. If so, <BR>>> could someone tell me if it's worth trying to
fix. I can get a used assembly <BR>>> on e-Bay for $15-40 and I'm
wondering if it's worth the effort to attemt to <BR>>> repair.<BR>>>
<BR>>> Thanks!<BR>>> <BR>>> John Fogarty <BR>> <BR>>
<scratches head> Huh?<BR>> <BR>> Which tail lamp?<BR>>
Center/Left/Right?<BR>> Brake light/Turn Signal/Backup light/All?<BR>>
<BR>> Circuit board??? I'm glancing at the schematics and I have no idea what
<BR>> this dealers talking about. <BR>> <BR>></FONT></BODY></HTML>