Repair to rear reflectors. (Brake light)

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  1. emmitdb

    emmitdb Funster

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    On Thursday evening I spent an hour trying to get the reversing light working prior to the MOT.

    I noticed while doing it that the bottom 2" of the reflective surface of the rear indicator was white and not mirrored. Obviously time had taken it's toll.

    I worried about this but the 'van passed the MOT with only one advisory (apparently the front Nearside brake was very slightly later in operation than the offside) but I digress.
    This morning I took the cluster off and, borrowing ??? a patch of kitchen foil, cut to size, I dropped some superglue on the 'missing' part of the reflective surface, spread the glue with a Q Tip and put the foil on top, spreading it flat with my finger.

    Result, I now have a 360 deg, reflective surface on the indicators.
    Cost???? Almost nothing as against about £65 for a new cluster.
     
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  2. Keypresser

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    Nice one. I will remenber that.
    thanks.
     
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