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Rear numberplate lights - impact damage
« February 13, 2020, 06:39:32 »
Seems someone has hit the rear bumper and caused the two rear numberplate light brackets to break away from the internal fixing within the bumper... or a family member has reversed into something and not realised...

Has anyone removed the rear bumper and if so, would it be a straightforward job to replace broken fixings? Or might this need the attention of a bodyshop?

The bumper itself has a scratch to it but only noticeable upon close inspection.


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Re: Rear numberplate lights - impact damage
« Reply #1 : February 13, 2020, 07:50:46 »
If I remember correctly the support bracket/clip for the registration lights is built into the light housing, so as long as the hole in the bumper isn't broken then a new light housing should be all that's required.

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Re: Rear numberplate lights - impact damage
« Reply #2 : February 14, 2020, 08:14:06 »
Easier to explain with a photo - it looks like both light housings have popped out of the holes in the bumper. Used tape as a precaution to stop them dangling out, but not really needed as the housing is too big to fit through the holes.

I was thinking about removing the bumper to see if the housings will simply click back into the holes...



I have looked at the bumper retaining clips under and around the bumper and they do not seem to be forced/at an angle resulting from the impact.

I therefore presume there shouldn't therefore be any issues refitting the bumper afterwards? Any thoughts?
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Re: Rear numberplate lights - impact damage
« Reply #3 : February 14, 2020, 13:52:36 »
I did a temporary fix for mine when I got rear ended in my SR which was so effective it could have been permanent.

I had some heavy duty adhesive plastic film.  Actually designed for protecting the top of the rear bumper from scratches. It never got used for the original purpose.

I cut a piece about an inch all around bigger than the hole the number plate lights fitted into. In my case I had access from another angle once I put it in place to bring the lights back down and stick them to the film, thus holding them in place.

I still have some if you think this could work for you. I could post you a piece if you gave me the area you need.  :idea: :D :goodjob:
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Re: Rear numberplate lights - impact damage
« Reply #4 : February 14, 2020, 16:35:13 »
the housing is too big to fit through the holes.

If the holes are still oblong in shape ( under the photo of some tape  :rolleyes:) the retaining clips on the lights have probably broken. Thats all you need. Push in new ones from underneath bumper........  :head_butt: after you plug light bulb in..... :head_butt: from underneath bumper.
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Re: Rear numberplate lights - impact damage
« Reply #5 : February 15, 2020, 13:22:43 »
I did a temporary fix for mine when I got rear ended in my SR which was so effective it could have been permanent.

I had some heavy duty adhesive plastic film.  Actually designed for protecting the top of the rear bumper from scratches. It never got used for the original purpose.

I cut a piece about an inch all around bigger than the hole the number plate lights fitted into. In my case I had access from another angle once I put it in place to bring the lights back down and stick them to the film, thus holding them in place.

I still have some if you think this could work for you. I could post you a piece if you gave me the area you need.  :idea: :D :goodjob:
Good idea Dazzler - I have some sticky plastic (aimed at protecting carpets during building work) so that should be good enough. Cheers mate, appreciate your helpfulness without the unprofessional attitude... :goodjob:
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