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    Hi All

    I am replacing the indicators and lights, but can you tell me how I get to the rear tail light assemblies to change them over ?

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    Brad

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    Quote Originally Posted by bradleypwright View Post
    Hi All

    I am replacing the indicators and lights, but can you tell me how I get to the rear tail light assemblies to change them over ?

    Kind regards

    Brad
    As you probably already know the lens are removed with two screws in the face.

    However, to remove the rest of the assembly is not so easy. They are screwed to the black panel from behind. If you lie behind the car and look up behind the rear bumper (make sure the car does not drop on your face!) you will find two nuts behind each light unit, 11mm hex if I recall. Once removed the light unit will fall out towards the rear. There are push on connectors in the harness behind each light.

    Sounds like a good Sunday project
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    Label the cables and clean and lubricate the connectors too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UFO View Post
    Label the cables and clean and lubricate the connectors too.
    Cables are colour coded, so, should be quite obvious...

    Be aware that the light assemblies for left (gauche) and right (droite) are different!! They are marked as such on the back of the housings near the number plate bulb connector. On cursory inspection they may appear the same but the mounts are slightly offset i.e. not centred.

    Remember the earth connection for your reverse lights attaches to these fixings

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenBlood View Post
    Cables are colour coded, so, should be quite obvious...



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    Quote Originally Posted by UFO View Post
    Yes, of course, nothing could possibly go wrong....
    Sorry Craig, I may have sounded dismissive? I certainly didn't mean to come across that way.
    Because Bradley is fitting whole new units I can't see how labeling the wires would be of any use? The fact the connectors are colour coded should mean nothing does go wrong.

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