I’m looking after a friends car (2010 Mazda CX9)
Took it down the road for a succulent Chinese meal, reverse parked it in the spot right at the front door with it tight to the left (passenger side) curb (left side is curb and footpath) only.
Went in, had my meal and paid and on walking out found the left tail light has been smashed.
(I presume by a child with a toy, as there were small green plastic bits stuck inside the plastic cover and previously kids running amok in the restaurant. There are no trolleys etc around to smash it with so just gonna stick with probably a kid with a toy…)
I washed the car by hand yesterday so i know it wasn’t there and I haven’t been anywhere other then the restaurant.
Anywho… no cameras outside the restaurant, no willing people to leave a note or kids probably not telling their parents etc so now I have a LH tail light damaged.
So, now I have a light to fix.
TLDR: how do I fix this cheaply?
2010 Mazda CX9 LH tail light
The hole is in the plastic cover over the actual light, the glass/plastic light it’s self is fine.
But the plastic protector that is broken seems to be glued/fitted to the tail light meaning i have to get a whole new tail light?
Google tells me $500 ish for genuine tail light. Wreckers may be cheaper but haven’t found any yet.
Is it possible to get just the plastic cover and replace it over the tail light? The hole is a bit bigger then a 50cent piece.
Thanks for your help car gurus.
(I'm useless at car stuff so need all the help I can get)