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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 22nd February 2020, 15:56 Thread Starter
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Water in reversing lamp

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I have only in the last 2 days taken delivery of my B-Max Titanium, and I have noticed a small amount of water in the reversing light housing.
To gain access to the rear of the light, I have looked at the Owners Manual (page 146) and it says to remove the trim panel and appears to show a small door section in the boot door panel, but there is no small door section, therefore does the whole of the boot door panel have to be removed (seems a bit extreme if you're just wanting to change a bulb).
If the whole boot door panel does have to be removed, how is it done there does not seem to be any screws holding it, unless there is some other way of getting to the rear of the light.
I would be most grateful for any help/advise.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 22nd February 2020, 16:26
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the owners manual is wrong for the rear lights.
to remove the inner tailgate panel, you start by removing the pull down 'handle' (bottom of door when closed)
then pop-out clips round the panel edge.

you might be able just to release the panel clips near the light, - haven't tried it myself.
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 22nd February 2020, 16:26
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Have a closer look. You should find a cut in the cloth lining on both sides. Pull on this and it will give allowing you access to the rear lights.

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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 22nd February 2020, 16:32
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On my B-max the small "door" you refer to is directly behind the light cluster.
There is a small flap that pulls open to reveal the rear of the lights, slacken off a retaining nut and the whole unit pulls out from the rear of the car.

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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 22nd February 2020, 19:07
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while its true that there is a 'flap' to get to the rear light cluster

the fog and reverse lights are mounted on the tailgate, not the general lighting cluster.
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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 23rd February 2020, 15:26
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Found this video on removing light bulbs in the rear.

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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 3rd March 2020, 09:16
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He means the boor lid lights Hywel. Wokshop manul and the digital version show the wrong car.....still after all these years. Nice one Ford.


Nice one Wiggy...my next job made easier!

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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 3rd March 2020, 13:04
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Do the nut up really tight afterwards otherwise water will get back in.

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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 3rd March 2020, 19:22
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O.k right. Sorry for any confusion caused on my part !

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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 6th March 2020, 12:08
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I have a problem which may well have the same root cause. Water runs out at the edges of the join between lower and upper tailgate trim...drips all over the boot contents...as you open the tailgate. I also have a little mist in both tailgate light lenses...reversing and high-intensity rear light.




I may just buy another car and keep tropical fish in this one.......
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