So the dealer wont give me a new one at all? On mopars websitr it says they will sell me one for new. I would do it myself but I dont even have time to change the coolant on it.. I just want it done by a dealership.New ones are discontinued. If you do find one new somehow, it is extremely easy to replace. Don't bother paying a dealer, do it yourself!
The racetrack lighting install is a relatively easy modification you can do on your Dart. Estimated time to completion 30 to 60 minutes. The only tools required are a 5/16" deep socket, and a trim tool...preferably the one pictured below with a forked end, it is particularly useful. So first...www.dodge-dart.org
Its going to cost you alot if you want the dealership to do it. Current MSRP for the racetrack light assembly is $604-635 ( There are two part numbers. One with the trunk release, and one without). Expect at least an hour labour which will run $100 or more. So you'll be looking at around $750 before tax for the dealership to do it.So the dealer wont give me a new one at all? On mopars websitr it says they will sell me one for new. I would do it myself but I dont even have time to change the coolant on it.. I just want it done by a dealership.
That was never a requirement, and from what I've read, it's an issue across the automotive industry, where discontinued models are basically left high and dry. With Darts, by 2014-2015 it was impossible to get a replacement for a 2013 Dart cloth seat, because the material they used that year was 100% unique to just that model year (it was sort of denim-like). Several other parts were altered for the 2014 model year that made it impossible to get an exact replacement. Even for parts that didn't change and weren't actually discontinued, like the DDCT, there were times when the backorders were on the order of 6 months, because FCA just didn't stock the parts in North America and had them made to order from Italy as needed.Seriously?!? The last Dart rolled off the assembly line only five years ago, and already they're phasing out all the repair parts???
So much for the old story that car manufacturers keep parts available for at least ten years.