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Lost reversing bulb !!!

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Lost reversing bulb !!!

PostPosted by bobbymcleish » Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:33 pm

Ok, I know this is not new and I think I remember it happening to someone else !!

I noticed that one of the reversing lights was not working when my wife reversed up the drive.

So I thought a bulb had blown, but the bulb has actually unplugged itself and is now sitting in the light housing laughing at me as I look at it.

Been in the car for about 30 mins now with a piece of wire coat hanger and bit of blue tack, but no joy !!!

Anyone have any fantastic ideas, or do I have to just live with it rattling around ?
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Re: Lost reversing bulb !!!

PostPosted by anchorman » Thu Jun 08, 2017 3:09 pm

bobbymcleish wrote:Ok, I know this is not new and I think I remember it happening to someone else !!

I noticed that one of the reversing lights was not working when my wife reversed up the drive.

So I thought a bulb had blown, but the bulb has actually unplugged itself and is now sitting in the light housing laughing at me as I look at it.

Been in the car for about 30 mins now with a piece of wire coat hanger and bit of blue tack, but no joy !!!

Anyone have any fantastic ideas, or do I have to just live with it rattling around ?


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Re: Lost reversing bulb !!!

PostPosted by bobbymcleish » Thu Jun 08, 2017 3:37 pm

I'll go pipe hunting in my shed and give it a go.

It's a very small hole, so it's going to be fiddly positioning the bulb at the correct angle to get it out !!

I've got to get it, because it bugs the hell out of me !!!
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Re: Lost reversing bulb !!!

PostPosted by Hoovie » Thu Jun 08, 2017 5:34 pm

Can't the rear light clusters be removed very quickly? if so, remove and shake about :s_cool
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Re: Lost reversing bulb !!!

PostPosted by bobbymcleish » Thu Jun 08, 2017 6:02 pm

Can barely get my hand in the back. And very easy to lose a bolt if dropped.

I'll check it with my torch to see if the bolts are easy to reach.
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Re: Lost reversing bulb !!!

PostPosted by Uncle bob » Thu Jun 08, 2017 6:29 pm

How about a lump of bluetac on a stick or wire ?
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Re: Lost reversing bulb !!!

PostPosted by bobbymcleish » Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:47 pm

Tried that for a hour, high probability, I'll have a bulb and blue tack inside the housing !!!
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Re: Lost reversing bulb !!!

PostPosted by Uncle bob » Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:13 am

Time for lamp cluster out then :(
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Re: Lost reversing bulb !!!

PostPosted by bobbymcleish » Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:20 am

I don't suppose anyone has a idiots guide on how to remove the light or has anyone done this ?

I'm sure I will be able to work it out, just thought I'd ask :s_thumbsup
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Re: Lost reversing bulb !!!

PostPosted by jase hutch » Fri Jun 09, 2017 1:34 pm

Fill the light up with water and let the bulb float out of the hole .. ;)
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