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    Default Just smoked the 3rd brakelight!

    Ok so me and a spray can isn't necessarily the best combination but this time I think it worked out pretty well... and a lot less than 65quid for a "real" smoked light...

    Looks awesome I rekon..



    The camera doesn't lie and that's exactly how it looks for real, shows up each LED as individual, looks nice.

    Colour coded chrome strip next

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    haha..looks good mate

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    Although its hard to tell from the pic, even the colour match is pretty good....




    PS.. Thanks to Rich (ditchp) for the inspiration

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    look's superb mate.......a job well done
    Midlands Mod Shop - NFFC.

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    Did you spray in situ or did you take it out?

    If you took it out could you tell me how you did it please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by parsco View Post
    If you took it out could you tell me how you did it please?
    I did take it out in the end mate, cos when I took the carpet off the back it was all open (unlike my old GSi which was a pain in the ****)!

    So, if you can't get round the back there are probably 2 - 6 bits you care about... on either end there are white plastic lugs that hold it in so carefully using the corner of a credit card (or similar) you need to push them inwards (toward the centre of the light). You may also need to push the (visible) metal clips in too to get the thing out.

    I've read a lot on here about the method above or - what i would have done if the back was covered, take the carpet off and drill holes in the back panel (there was loads of room on my GSi). then use a screw driver through the drilled holes to push in the white plastic lugs from the inside.

    Only alternative is to 'break it out' but I think its £65 for a new one and I just don't have the dosh for that!

    Good luck.

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    pm me if you need a pic with the clip / lug locations mate

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