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Having replaced rear light cluster bulbs again (car seems to eat them but not always same one) I have obvioulsly dropped the retaining bolt for the cluster down into the rear bumber black hole. The fact that only one of the two bolts were there anyway suggests that this is a common occurence. Hand up under the bumber to search for lost bolt, Boss suit ruined (lol), and it appears there is no escape route for the retaining bolts save removing the bumber!!

Bright idea, take one of the two retaining bolts from the other rear cluster as a temporary measure?? Oh dear, thats only got one bolt left as well, how surprising.

So.....................anyone know the bolt type/size/dimensions etc. and where one might source the little barstewards so i can get the three replacments I now need. Hellfrauds not quite up to the task , wasn't even worth asking:)
 

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I'd forgotten all about that! Same thing happened to me. There is a place in Oxford that specalises in nuts, bolts and bearings, I guess I ought to make the trip.

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Oxofrd a bit far afield for a couple of bolts for me. If your going to make the trip get three for me please?
 

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No, the three cluster ones will be fine. Actually might as well make it half a doz so I have spares to cater for the inevitable.

Just a thought though. Do you know if the rover 25 ones are the same as I could just knick them off the lads motor instead, save hassle. He'd never notice.
 

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and anyway, they are only :-

Part Number GT106205L
Description SCREW
Retail Price £0.33 inc. VAT (£0.28 exc. VAT)
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Surcharge

mucho thanks for the steer to Rimmers.
 

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order placed as below. I love this forum.

Isis, I can get you the screws, save you a journey. They are £5 each. I take paypal.
 

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How do you remove the whole unit from the car to change the light bulb? I removed the two screws (with a magnetised screwdriver :smug_git: )but it's not very eager to come off and I don't want to put full force on it so I don't break anything.
 

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if I remember correctly Pantah, the cluster should pull off after removing the screws, it has locating lugs that push fit into a rubber or plastic housing on the opposite side to the screws so there will be a bit of resitance until they come free. There us a URL in one of the posts above that links to a picture you may find usefull
http://66.163.168.225/http://66.163...nt?lp=ru_en&trurl=http://www.rover2.ru/epc/r%


http://66.163.168.225/babelfish/translate_url_content?lp=ru_en&trurl=http:/%=uk
 

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Thanks! Gave it a proper tear just now and it came off as you said. I've put some grease on those lugs to help removing it a bit easier next time.

Cheers!
 

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They are M6 screws, ordinary bolts or allen screws will do.
The captive nut can rotate if rusted up and then you will have fun as even drilling it out is tricky!

I undo my Tourer ones autumn and spring, give them a bit of copper grease and refit.
 

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Strangely enough, the warning light on the dash stays lit while I've replaced the bulb and it actually works too. Checked all other lights and all works fine.
 

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Strangely enough, the warning light on the dash stays lit while I've replaced the bulb and it actually works too. Checked all other lights and all works fine.
maybe it stays on for a while till the on board computer senses that its been changed? Seem to remember mine may have done that. Maybe just half a minute or so though? Not totally sure, sorry.
 

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maybe it stays on for a while till the on board computer senses that its been changed? Seem to remember mine may have done that. Maybe just half a minute or so though? Not totally sure, sorry.
you have to on off ignition so computer knows jobs done . flyer:cool: losing it . you have to operate replaced bulbs so comp knows job done , [ wakey wakey flyer ]
 

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glad it ain't just me that does this then.. I did it the first time & I saw it fall out my bumper... it didn't the second time!

Those lugs are tricky sods especially when the plastc cap pops out with the lug... GRRRRR
 
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