Reversing light housing

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#1 Reversing light housing

Post by JimH » Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:41 pm

Hi my car has had a new boot floor fitted, there are no holes for the reversing light housing. Was it fitted with speed nuts and screws from the inside out? Should there be a gasket between it and the body?
Should I be trawling through the pages looking for answers instead of bothering you guys lol
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#2 Re: Reversing light housing

Post by ysmalkie » Tue Mar 09, 2021 8:12 am

This should give you an idea about fitting types:


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No gasket between it and the boot floor.

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#3 Re: Reversing light housing

Post by JimH » Wed Mar 10, 2021 6:55 pm

Cheers that’s what I thought :bigrin:
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#4 Re: Reversing light housing

Post by Allrand » Sun Sep 26, 2021 2:40 pm

I had the same question. It's a dreadful design, it allows water to flood into the light fitting under slipstream pressure. Question: is the enough forward slope to allow water to drain out when stationary?
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#5 Re: Reversing light housing

Post by paydase » Wed Sep 29, 2021 8:31 am

Apparently, it seems that the electrical fitting works...
On this picture, you see that the voltage wire (here, on a 3.8, it is the 12 Volt negative black one) as well as the earthing wire (here the positive green/yellow one) are "suspended" in the center of the cavity, so in principle not in contact with water if there would be limited ingress:
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And as you can see on this other picture, there are holes on the bottom of the light housing that allow water escape:
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#6 Re: Reversing light housing

Post by MarkS » Thu Sep 30, 2021 8:42 am

I bought a lens for the reverse light from 'you know who'.. And the drain-hole was located at the top.. :bigrin:

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