Rear light chrome finisher fitting

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#1 Rear light chrome finisher fitting

Post by PhilA » Wed Jul 06, 2022 9:26 am

Hi, while cleaning my series 2 doc I noticed a rear light chrome finisher was loose.
I am having real difficulties tightening the bolt which holds it in place (due to limited space to insert a spanner.
Does anyone have any experience/suggestions as to how to tighten up this bolt.

Also noticed that the rubber trim was missing on both sides - I’ve got some in the post!
Thanks
Phil
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#2 Re: Rear light chrome finisher fitting

Post by MSM » Wed Jul 06, 2022 2:41 pm

Hi Phil

I have done this and think, from memory, I had to remove the complete rear light assembly from the housing. Having done that access to the bolt was then available through the slot in the housing that the wires come through. If that dosen't work you will have to remove the housing as well.

There are, I believe, 2 different lamp housings. One has two small holes for the wires to come through and the other has a single large slot.

Let us know how you get on.
Mike

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#3 Re: Rear light chrome finisher fitting

Post by PhilA » Wed Jul 06, 2022 3:50 pm

Thanks Mike I will give it a go and get back to you.
Phil

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#4 Re: Rear light chrome finisher fitting

Post by PhilA » Thu Jul 07, 2022 1:05 pm

Hi Mike,
I did as you suggested with full success.
Also fitted rubber trim to both sides.
I’ve included a couple of photos for others if needed.
Thanks again for your advice Mike.
Cheers
Phil
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#5 Re: Rear light chrome finisher fitting

Post by PhilA » Thu Jul 07, 2022 1:09 pm

By the way I fitted the rubber trim to both edges of the bumper.
I found it best to super glue the trim to the bumper finisher thus making it easier to fit the finisher without needing six pairs of hands!

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#6 Re: Rear light chrome finisher fitting

Post by MSM » Thu Jul 07, 2022 3:28 pm

Phil

Good to know that the old grey matter is still up to the job. And also interesting to note, as with my car, that you have a random selection of screws holding the lamp housing in place.

Happy to have been of assistance.
Mike

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