LED rear light removal Le Voyageur (1 Viewer)

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Just after a clean MOT the LED rear light has failed as per pictures. Although expensive, I can obtain a new one but it is removal of the old one that is the issue.... The chrome bezel rotates to unclip and expose the securing screws. Easy but the bezel has been in place for 9 years and defeats my attempts to remove it. Please see photos below.

Anyone got any good suggestions to actually remove this bezel? Thanks
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Good soak in penetrating oil for a few days but mask up the area around the lights on the paintwork, if you had been quick enough you could have purloined mine at Hawick when they were hanging off! :LOL:
 
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I would tap tap all around it with a rubber mallet ( camping mallet) to loosen it and jiggle it about then yo may be able to turn it, especially if you have rubber gloves on for grip..šŸ˜Ž
 
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Warm it with a hairdryer Dave. And ask a man to take it off rather than a duck
 
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Adhesive tape with a cloth surface (ie Zinc Oxide tape used to strap up sports injuries) can be handy when trying to get extra purchase on something to unscrew it. Stick the tape carefully on the part to be unscrewed and then your hands will have a much better grip when trying to rotate it. Just remember to peel it off carefully afterwards ;)

cheers,

Robin
 
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Adhesive tape with a cloth surface (ie Zinc Oxide tape used to strap up sports injuries) can be handy when trying to get extra purchase on something to unscrew it. Stick the tape carefully on the part to be unscrewed and then your hands will have a much better grip when trying to rotate it. Just remember to peel it off carefully afterwards ;)

cheers,

Robin
I took that idea a step further.... 3M VHB tape on two small wood blocks and stuck one each side. Bar across and it undid just like that.......

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I took that idea a step further.... 3M VHB tape on two small wood blocks and stuck one each side. Bar across and it undid just like that.......

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The bad news was getting a replacement. Nothing here in uk so eventually ordered through Pullingers who were first class. Price (šŸ˜­) was similar to buying direct from Holland/Germany so ordered. Lead time 2 weeks. Thankfully next trip is towing toad so no real issues.
 
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