DS5 indicator took in water and died

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DS5 indicator took in water and died

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I am looking for a replacement scrolling LED indicator light, drivers side for my 2016 DS5 if anyone knows where I can get one at a reasonable price. Water got in during heavy rain and the light has blown completely. Thanks
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Re: DS5 indicator took in water and died

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Breakers or a dealer - you won't get these elsewhere as they are bespoke components.
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Re: DS5 indicator took in water and died

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Yes, difficult to locate. I’d have expected the Chinese to have copied these but no sadly
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The dealer part may well be made in China these days, I bought some Citroen brake pads a few months ago from the dealer and on the box it said made in China.
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You’re probably right and the dealer is making a 500% profit.
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Brake pads are one thing but bespoke body parts / lights are entirely different - it's not economically viable to make fakes / copies of these given the very small numbers they would likely sell.
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Re: DS5 indicator took in water and died

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Try AliExpress. The DS5 was fairly popular in China, so you may find non-original or used ones on there. There's loads of irrelevant crap in the search results, so you'll need to wade unfortunately.

I don't think there's an overall issue with them, so hopefully any used one should be OK. Perhaps yours got a knock or a pebble.
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Thanks for the info.
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Mines been cracked for awhile I can't find one anywhere
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You can get one from the dealer or a scrappy. As I said previously, bespoke body parts are unlikely to be found elsewhere as not economically viable to copy and produce.
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Yeah been keeping an eye on scrappys only seen mk1 none Led so far.
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I was quoted £480 incl vat, total ripoff ☹️
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Parts and replacements will only become rarer and more expensive now as production ended probably before 2018 (where they were probably selling off and running down stocks) so I can't see the situation improving.
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