4200 Rear Light Removal/Replacement

Jonathan

Junior Member
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Hi All

Some t*at appears to have reversed into my car and put a sizable crack in the RH rear light lens. Not a major issue as only visible from up close but 1) its really bugging me and 2) it will probably leak now in heavy rain. I see a replacement is not too eye-wateringly expensive wondering how easy are these to remove/re-fit? Looks (as usual) like access is the main issue. Are they just bolted/screwed on from inside the boot? If I remove the boot trim is this an easy job or more involved?
 

BennyD

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It’s relatively easy; remove the appropriate side of the boot liner and that will reveal the harness connector and, IIRC, 3 10mm nuts. The rest is easy.
 

2b1ask1

Centenary Club
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I may have one on the shelf on the garage, I'll have a look, I think I gave about £75 for it and never used it, mine was a water ingress issue causing bulb failure which I resolved. They have different bulb configurations in the red parts so need to check (I didn't and hence got the wrong one).
 

sparkplug155

Junior Member
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While you're in that area check for any rust staring to form. Even if it's okay it's worth spraying a bit of rust proofing wax around the seams.
 

BennyD

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I can't believe anyone would dececrate a perfectly good 3200 by adding a 4200 Spyder to it... sacrilege!......;)
What actually happened was, I took the best bits of a 3200 and scrapped the rest. Since the conversion my spyder has been the most unreliable it’s ever been. Coincidence? I somehow doubt it.