Monday, November 10, 2014

What's a little rust between friends?

I posted a while back about the license plate bulbs being burned out.  Didn't get an opportunity to sort that out until just the other day when I noticed this.



So I'm guessing that a gasket didn't get installed between the body and the chrome trunk handle.  It's rusting like this on both sides.

FIAT says the solution to the license plate lamps for the 2012 model year is to replace the entire trunk handle for $150.  The 2013 and later years have lamps with connectors that cost about $20/set.

Lucky me.