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Had a problem yesterday when replacing stop bulb.

I could not remove a the bolt to realease the light cluster; never done this job before but I noticed that the dealer had had the same problem and actually had to force the bolt and Brass insert assembly out of its plastic housing in the light cluster to replace the bulb.

In doing so they cracked the plastic boss. I could not free the bolt from the Brass insert either but when putting it back together I broke one of the two plastic locating lugs or posts stansions used to fix the light cluster in place .

The cluster is now loose but in place so that I can still drive the car; but can anyone tell me if these posts/lugs can be replaced and if so how.

Many Thanks.

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Hi Mook

Thanks for the reply; I'm a bit confused now(which isn't difficult for me) the lugs which I refer to are not part of the cluster they are fixed to the body of the car. There are two of them, black plastic with a rounded heads roughly the size of a pea and they push fit into recesses in the cluster once in place you can refit the single bolt from the bootspace. My problem is that one of these rounded heads has snapped off so the cluster is not fixed securely, even when the single bolt is tightened.

I hope I'm making sense, I needed to know if these locating pins/posts/lugs or what ever they are called, can be replaced; they look like they should be able to be changed but it would this require removing the boot space trim behind or can they be prised off from the outside and push fitted with a new one. Should I post a photo or do people get what I am describing.


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