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S4s front spot light removal

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Hi,

Today I went to replace my cracked Left spot light. I managed to remove the undershield after breaking two rusty bolts. There are two bolts holding in the light. I had no problem removing the bottom bolt, but the top bolt just keeps spinning around. I can't get to the "nut" end. Do I need to remove the bumper? If so how difficult is it to remove? Any help would be greatly appriciated.

cheers

Dave

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Hi folks,

there must be some one out there that has had the same problem, or has nobody ever replaced a spot light on a 93 onwards esprit?

help needed

cheers

Dave

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I've heard scary stories about bumper removal. Only because every bolt has rusted thus causing more headaches. If Lotus used S/S nuts and bolts the job would be easy.

I just replaced the globe in my spot light last weekend. Most of the bolts had completely rusted away - nothing there.

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Cheers Lads for your replies,

Bibs,

after reading your link

it looks like I have to remove the lower bumper to gain access to the problem spinning ferrule.

Has anyone got any advice on this.

Am I getting myself into deeper trouble with rusty and broken bolts & ferrules?

Any advice would be greatly appriciated.

cheers

Dave

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Dave, I've done both without removing the bumper.

All you need to get off is the undertrays as I recall.

I'll see if I can dig out any photos for you. You do need some gynaecological skills mind you!

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cheers Simon,

I did try gain access via the front indicator/park light unit.....hands too big I'm afraid.

It is so annoying when Lotus use such cheap crap, when putting such a great car together.

Dave

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