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    How do i change the 3rd brake light from RED to CLEAR to match my new rear light clusters
    I have seen many cars wwith the clear colour and i think it looks nicer


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    I would guess you simply need to buy the clear cover from Vauxhall ... the Elite has a clear cover so they shouldn't be difficult to get hold of:



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    Easy enough to do, but I think you'll find you need to change the whole light unit, as the lense is all part of it.
    If you have a look in the part numbers sections here, you'll find the part number, lol.

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    thanx i got the part number hopefully i can fit it myself.

    anyone ouit there changed there 3rd brake light can give us some advice

    thankx for the picture too,mine is silver-lightning so the clear matches well

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    I've not done one, but I expect you start by taking the interior trim panel off the tailgate and having a look see in there, probably find it plugs in electrical wise and is held in by just a couple of screws/nuts.

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    I had one complete unit changed on my last vectra and it took the technican about 15 minutes ... IIRC the inner boot trim comes out (press in studs around the edge - small flat blade screw driver slides in small hole and the middle pops out of the stud after which it can be removed) and then it's basically clips and and a clip on connector wire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silver Vectra C View Post
    thankx for the picture too,mine is silver-lightning so the clear matches well
    I think it looks good on a black one too

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    I think it looks good on a black one too
    Its sure does Black and Silver are the best colours and match almost anything


    Thanks 4 all the advice,i am going to have a go at fitting it

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    Interesting - I might have to have a Go at that - I have a Clear one already on the Breeze but it has a crack in it so... out it comes I think.

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    Hi, can anyone that has done this swap advise on how to fully remove the interior hatch trim? I removed four black plugs and two torx screws but it still held fast. Prising up the corner there appear to be white lugs and housings at each corner but I can't see how to slide it to one side or the other. Light was failing so buttoned her up again and will take another look tomorrow.

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