Removing the rear side marker lights

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#1 Removing the rear side marker lights

Post by Zei220 » Wed Mar 31, 2021 6:32 pm

I'm looking to remove the rear marker light on my american s2 FHC and wonder if anyone knows of a supplier of blanking plates to fill the holes left after the lights are removed?

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#2 Re: Removing the rear side marker lights

Post by MarekH » Wed Mar 31, 2021 7:08 pm

One enterprising owner at Bicester a few years ago simply used some black masking tape over the hole. He had a black car and I didn't even notice he'd done it until he pointed it out. If you get some very thin vinyl and spray that body colour, then you'll achieve the same for next to no cost.

There are no blanking plates for this application. The two common alternatives are to weld or bond a metal plate to the inside and paint body colour or fit aftermarket side marker lenses in clear or smoke grey colour or any other colour you like if you so chose. This makes for a better colour match and so hides the side markers better.

The xj12 side repeaters are thinner than the etype ones - same Lucas part number. This makes them less obtrusive than the bulky etype ones.

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#3 Re: Removing the rear side marker lights

Post by politeperson » Wed Mar 31, 2021 8:17 pm

The holes are tiny, just mig them up!
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#4 Re: Removing the rear side marker lights

Post by Nickleback » Thu Apr 01, 2021 4:53 am

I removed mine on my XKE S2 FHC when it was returned to full UK spec, just get them welded up for the best result.
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#5 Re: Removing the rear side marker lights

Post by Zei220 » Thu Apr 01, 2021 6:40 am

Thank you for all the replies. The fix appears to be easier than I thought.
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#6 Re: Removing the rear side marker lights

Post by Drive35 » Thu Apr 01, 2021 10:10 am

Does the petrol tank have to come out to get to the left hand marker - especially if welding around there?
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#7 Re: Removing the rear side marker lights

Post by politeperson » Thu Apr 01, 2021 3:46 pm

No.
Unless it is leaking!!
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#8 Re: Removing the rear side marker lights

Post by Zei220 » Sat Apr 03, 2021 7:03 pm

Marek, can I ask where I can purchase a pair of the clear lens from?
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#9 Re: Removing the rear side marker lights

Post by MarekH » Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:35 pm

From me - I can make you a custom set if you like.
Send me an email or a pm.
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#10 Re: Removing the rear side marker lights

Post by Zei220 » Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:22 pm

Thank you, email sent.
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#11 Re: Removing the rear side marker lights

Post by Zei220 » Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:44 pm

Thank you Marek, great service and quality lens.
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#12 Re: Removing the rear side marker lights

Post by markc555 » Mon Apr 19, 2021 12:03 pm

As the paintwork on my car was/is nice, I have used little black plastic plugs as a temporary solution until they can be welded properly up and painted. Being a darker colour they don't stand out too much...

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#13 Re: Removing the rear side marker lights

Post by MarekH » Mon Apr 19, 2021 1:55 pm

Dear Dave

I also have a set in smoke grey colour - that might suit even better given your car is grey.

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#14 Re: Removing the rear side marker lights

Post by Zei220 » Fri Apr 23, 2021 8:21 am

Thank you for the offer, however the car is Ascot Fawn so the clear work best.
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