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Re: replacement rear high level brake light megane estate.

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You have to remove the whole top spoiler. the light is then fitted in from behind with two torx headed screws.


Normal reason for failure is the connections corroding had to do mine several times since I've had the car.


The spoiler can be difficult to remove especially if you have had the 'recall repair' from Renault where they have 'glued' on the extra fittings. Its also a bit fiddly as you have to be careful not to drop the screws down into the frame. I general y just loosen then tie some cotton around them before undoing then the rest of the way, & if they do drop I can use the cotton to pull them back out. Of course the same goes for re fitting them too.
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Re: replacement rear high level brake light megane estate.

Thanks, I will look at this asap. It failed the NCT (National Car Test for Ireland, a bit like an MOT); the brake light was one of the reasons. I want it fixed anyway, for safety. I'll let you know how I get on.
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Re: replacement rear high level brake light megane estate.

"especially if you have had the 'recall repair' from Renault where they have 'glued' on the extra fittings"
I bought the 2008 car in March 2012, I don't know if a recall repair was done before I bought it. I did manage to stick the lens cover back on with Uhu glue on a dry day,. but I need to try again to remove the whole top spoiler panel. Thanks
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Re: replacement rear high level brake light megane estate.

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you have to remove the whole spoiler to get to the two screws that hold the high level light in.
If you try to remove it any other way you'll just break it


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Re: replacement rear high level brake light megane estate.

Thanks A55ii. "I generally just loosen then tie some cotton around them before undoing then the rest of the way, & if they do drop I can use the cotton to pull them back out. Of course the same goes for re fitting them too."

Tying cotton around the screws seems a good idea, but looks hard to do. I wonder if a magnetic screwdriver would pick them up if they fall through.
Looking at mine there seem to be 4 torx screws. They are accessible thru small holes in the inner layer of the bodywork above the window. (By "inner" I mean nearer the inside of the car.) The gap between the 2 layers of bodywork (maybe metal mixed with plastic) is about 2cm I'll have a go soon, once I've worked out how to get the cotton or some kind of thread around the screws so I don't lose them!
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