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Rear light clusters

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Post by birdy_z4 » Tue Feb 27, 2024 4:32 pm

I replaced my rear light clusters a couple of years ago and kept hold of my old ones just in case as they where working but the lense cover was coming away.

LEDs we’re all ok

So I was thinking of stripping them down, cleaning them up but once started and a bit of research seems they cannot easily be repaired

Anyone tried to reseal the lense cover ?

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Post by Nodzed » Wed Feb 28, 2024 4:51 pm

Replaced mine last year for the updated ones and tried to separate one of the old units using the same method as splitting the Z3 front lights. Total disaster and destroyed it. :D

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Post by flybobbie » Wed Feb 28, 2024 10:01 pm

Why do you think they come unstuck, does it move?
I tried stripping one, the lens shattered.

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Post by mcbutler » Wed Feb 28, 2024 10:31 pm

Don't waste your time try AUTODOC for replacements. They frequently have sales and do a quality affordable replacement clusters by Magnetti Marelli.
I have two fitted for over 2 years now and still as brigh as new.
i paid £75 a side but prices today are around £200 a side - worlds gone mad.
Or you might try to find someone who can refurbish them for you/breakers yard etc
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Post by flybobbie » Thu Feb 29, 2024 8:20 am

Problem seems to be no one stocks them. They must have made a reasonable amount beyond those required for production and due crap design have been used up as replacements.

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Post by MarshMA10 » Thu Feb 29, 2024 9:06 am

Haven’t got round to listing them but I will be selling my rear lights. Refurbished resealed all good as new. Slight smoke tint to lenses I think.
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Post by N4LLY » Thu Feb 29, 2024 9:33 am

MarshMA10, They look really, really nice :thumbsup:
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Post by birdy_z4 » Thu Feb 29, 2024 11:46 am

I have new ones these are my old ones

When you press the lense you can see the gap so wondering what else anyone has used to reseal them

Keeping as spares seeing replacements are now so expensive

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Post by Gwest44 » Thu Feb 29, 2024 11:55 am

MarshMA10 wrote: Thu Feb 29, 2024 9:06 am Haven’t got round to listing them but I will be selling my rear lights. Refurbished resealed all good as new. Slight smoke tint to lenses I think.
I'd be interested if you want to let me know price and location - feel free to PM me :thumbsup:
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Post by N4LLY » Thu Feb 29, 2024 2:25 pm

N4LLY wrote: Thu Feb 29, 2024 9:33 am MarshMA10, They look really, really nice :thumbsup:
Really ! They look really, really nice. Would look good on a VO :wink:
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Post by birdy_z4 » Fri Mar 01, 2024 11:20 am

flybobbie wrote: Wed Feb 28, 2024 10:01 pm Why do you think they come unstuck, does it move?
I tried stripping one, the lens shattered.
Yes the lense moves at the bottoms YouTube shows a guy popping it of easily but although mine is coming away it seems pretty solid

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