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Post by Neil » Wed Sep 20, 2006 8:16 pm

Dear BX fans,

One of my number plate lamps has popped out as a lug has broken off. If anyone has one available, please let me know the price, including postage.

Please e-mail me on nwatson@kennedys.co.uk

Thank you

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Post by cavmad » Wed Sep 20, 2006 8:25 pm

Might have on here, Neil. Will check and e-mail you if so. I take it it`s for a hatchback?
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Post by Neil » Tue Oct 03, 2006 1:00 pm

Sorry for the delayed response! Thank you for the e-mail. Yes, it's for a Hatchback - a 1989 BX 16 RE.

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Post by cavmad » Tue Oct 03, 2006 1:15 pm

Had forgotten being honest mate but I`ll have a look later on and let you know by e-mail!
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Post by Brian » Tue Oct 03, 2006 2:52 pm

Hi,

I have repaired 3 of mine in the past, and they are still functioning.

Providing you still have the broken plastic retainer, all I did was this:

Stick some suitable thickness spingy foam under the retainer, then stick the other side of the foam to the body of the light.

As a precaution, use a cable tie from the rear of the light to the cable, this will hold it place even if the clip fails.

Good luck

Pic shows both retainer clips repaired

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Post by jeremy » Tue Oct 03, 2006 4:18 pm

And a LED as well. Do you use a resistor in series? - if so what value?

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Post by cavmad » Tue Oct 03, 2006 4:43 pm

Anyone know if estate ones are the same?
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Post by Brian » Tue Oct 03, 2006 9:32 pm

Yes, for the single leds, I used a 560 Ohm resistor..

For the interior lights, I use 4 leds in series, and no limiting resistor, have not blown any yet !!!...

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Post by Kitch » Tue Oct 03, 2006 9:36 pm

I just cable tied mine around the wiper motor housing. Worked fine.

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Post by Neil » Wed Oct 11, 2006 2:14 pm

Unortunately I have lost the lug, Brian.

I just wondered if Cavmad had any success in finding a replacement?

Thanks to you all.

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Post by Brian » Wed Oct 11, 2006 3:39 pm

Hi Neil,

Ok, if you tie it back to a solid part of the hatch lid with either cable ties, strong elastic bands, wire or similar, then it does not require the lug to hold it in place..

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Post by cavmad » Wed Oct 11, 2006 4:24 pm

E-mail sent, Neil. Think I have finally located them!
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