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    Access to estate high level brake LEDs and washer pipe (pics

    I've just removed and replaced the plastic spoiler that houses the high level brake light LEDs and rear washer hose.
    It rattled and buzzed like hell - this is how I cured it...

    Firstly remove the inner plastic trim at the top of the tailgate glass. It's held on by 6 push fit clips.
    Start at one end and gently pull until you can get your fingers underneath it, then work your way into the centre expanding your hand into a fist as you go, the clips will just pop out.





    This is the trim out of the car, note the positions of the 6 blue clips.



    Then undo the 4 x 10mm nuts that hold the spoiler to the tailgate glass. (I think it was 4 ?)



    That's it. You're in.



    I found 2 bits of compressed foam stuck to double sided tape in each corner which looks like the factory
    attempt at anti-vibration. I stuck 2 more bits in...



    Then replaced everything in reverse of dismantling. The spoiler's stud bolt's aren't captive so you have a
    bit of leeway when replacing it. Make sure that the panel fit is correct with equal gaps at each edge.
    I did a belt and braces job here, I masked off the screen and spoiler at each side and squirted a tiny bead
    of clear silicone sealant into the gap.



    Not the best of pictures but... job done!



    No rattle anymore and an invisible permenent repair.
    Hope that helps should anyone else have the same problem or needs to get to the LEDs or rear washer.

    Paul.

    http://www.francecoast2coast.co.uk

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    westville
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    Re: Access to estate high level brake LEDs and washer pipe (

    Nice one Paul - will you add it to the How To Guides?
    Jim

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    Re: Access to estate high level brake LEDs and washer pipe (

    Quote Originally Posted by westville
    Nice one Paul - will you add it to the How To Guides?
    Jim
    Yes, no problem Jim.
    Well, actually there is a problem. I don't know how to.
    Please excuse the spurious apostrophe in the post too - you can't successfully sub edit yiur own werk.

    Paul

    http://www.francecoast2coast.co.uk

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    westville
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    Re: Access to estate high level brake LEDs and washer pipe (

    Done HERE
    Jim

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