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Post by Brian King » Sun Dec 03, 2006 4:36 pm

I pressure sprayed by BX TZD under the offside front and rear wings yesterday. Today the offside rear light cluster is completely dead - indicators, tail lights, reversing lights, everything. There is a multi connector which is properly clamped on to the backplate. Does anyone have any idea where the disconnection might be? Presumably it's not a fuse as otherwise the nearside back lights wouldn't work either. Doing everything in this obscenity deleted rain is getting to me.

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Post by BX Bandit » Sun Dec 03, 2006 4:39 pm

The rear light cluster has a spring clip, just squeeze that and the cluster should pop out. Check your connections there and your earth. Check the n/s too as one or more of the connectors feed the o/s (i think). All the cabling is on the inside of the car.
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Post by Brian King » Sun Dec 03, 2006 4:49 pm

Thanks bandit. I've had both rear light clusters out to clean out the sun roof tubes. The tip about the left hand feeding the right hand is a good one. I'll have a look at the left hand one as well.
PS I've not had a good day. I just stove in the nearside skirt of my 16v on a chunk of fallen brick wall. Looks appalling, almost like a write-off would on an ordinary metal car. Rain, darkness, wind, rain, work, darkness......

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Post by BX Bandit » Sun Dec 03, 2006 4:58 pm

The earth points are notoriously bad and people just keep tightening until the thread goes. I've put some stainless bolts on mine through a new hole - might be worth giving them a once over - one either side.

Your bump sounds nasty - they seem quite brittle the 16v bumpers - is it repairable?
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Post by Brian King » Sun Dec 03, 2006 5:25 pm

Brilliant advice. The left hand rear cluster has TWO multi connectors. I'd left one disconnected yesterday. I went out with a torch in my gob, connected it up and hey presto the right hand cluster lit up as well. This must be the best club in the country. What a result in 30 mins.
re the 16v, its the fibreglass n/s side skirt. I've let off steam on the 16v forum. Hope I get some advice. If the 16v forum has any bandit types in it, I might !

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Post by docchevron » Sun Dec 03, 2006 7:56 pm

The skirts should be repairable by a decent body shop (depending how bad they are).

If not I'm sure someone has some spare skirts knocking about??
If you get really stuck I have a set of cituning side shirts (totally different to genuine). Not my taste at all....

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Post by Vanny » Sun Dec 03, 2006 11:56 pm

docchevron1472 wrote:
If not I'm sure someone has some spare skirts knocking about??
:-$ i know someone with some skirt!

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Post by docchevron » Sun Dec 03, 2006 11:59 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

I have a couple of skirts..... but they look crap on me, they'd look really awful on a BX :lol: :lol: :lol:

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