Condensation in side indicator......

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Warrior
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  Z3 roadster 3.0i

Condensation in side indicator......

Post by Warrior » Sat 03 Sep, 2011 16:54

As heading, plus the same in the left front spoiler spotlamp.

Before I get the 12" screwdriver and 6lb hammer out on these can anybody point me to an idiot sheet or advise how these are fitted and if it's new rubbers or something that are needed?
Last edited by Warrior on Sun 18 Sep, 2011 23:46, edited 1 time in total.

Frank.A
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  Z3 roadster 2.8
Location: Twixt York and Hull

Post by Frank.A » Sat 03 Sep, 2011 19:48

This is for the foglights.

Prise out finisher panel, remove 2 bolts and disengage pin at outboard end of foglight.

Here is what TIS says.Read from Roadster on.

http://adkusters.hobby-site.com/TIS%20d ... insert.pdf

Once removed from car it is obvious how to dismantle to clean glass and reflector.

As for the indicators,do you mean the wing repeaters or the main front indicators in the headlights.If its the main front indicator, the headlight must be removed and heated in an oven to separate the lens from the back shell.
If its the repeater follow TIS,

http://adkusters.hobby-site.com/TIS%20d ... 12_200.pdf
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Warrior
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  Z3 roadster 3.0i

Post by Warrior » Sat 03 Sep, 2011 23:35

Cheers Frank, just the job 8-)

Warrior
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  Z3 roadster 3.0i

Post by Warrior » Sun 18 Sep, 2011 23:54

Ok............I took off the indicator, left it to dry out completely, cleaned everything up as best I could and put it back on again. 2 days later, full of condensation again.

The rubber seal looks ok but unless anybody has other ideas my next step will be to replace it(I note that the indicator glass and bulb holder are one piece and could probably leak)

Bill-
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Location: Brands hatch

Post by Bill- » Mon 19 Sep, 2011 13:08

When the car is new there is a large black plastic cover which attatches to the back of the light cluster, this is to stop water getting in.. Do you have these?
On my car I have one missing but, so far no problems. I think the cars with the power wash headlamps are the most vulnerable to water ingress. Hope this helps

Bill- not z :D

Warrior
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  Z3 roadster 3.0i

Post by Warrior » Thu 22 Sep, 2011 02:35

I'll have to check Bill, thanks.............

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