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Old 05-06-2015, 11:48 AM   #1
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Default Rear / brake light.

Hi, I'm new to A's but no stranger to prewar cars. I have just bought a 31 Roadster out of state and getting it ready for California registration. Amongst many things that need fixing is a malfunctioning brake light. Simple though it seems, I cannot get the rear light unit apart!! Anyone advise how I get the bezel off the body without damage? Thanks for all the threads. incredibly useful to someone new to an A.
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Old 05-06-2015, 11:57 AM   #2
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Default Re: Rear / brake light.

Remove the 2 machine screws and tap off the bezel carefully using something to grab the edge, maybe a dowel or flat bladed screwdriver. You may need to use some light oil to help it slide off,
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There should be 2 screws holding the bezel and lens. Both should come right off, a little coaxing may be required. If a lens breaks, they are readily available.
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Light oil and a strap tightened around the bezel did the trick. THANKS
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Old 05-07-2015, 02:04 AM   #5
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Default Re: Rear / brake light.

Take extreme care if you try to remove the lense from the ring. I haven't tried soaking the intact lens and ring in laquer thinner first, I have been after an original lens for some time, and have several in pieces trying to remove them from the ring.
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Old 05-07-2015, 11:45 AM   #6
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Welcome aboard. This site is AMAZING. The group here hasn't failed yet to pinpoint and help me solves all my A problems. What makes it fun is different problems can have the same symptoms.

The most fun I had was finding out the firewall gas shut off valve was rebuilt backwards. The off was on and the on was off. I'd turn the valve off (really on) scratch my head, check everything then turn the gas on (off). It would run for a bit and sound great then it would stop. What I was actually doing is filling up the carb bowl so it would run until the float valve shut off the gas. The shut off valves on both firewalls are now marked with a Sharpie so I don't get them mixed up. May all your problems, if any, be less frustrating and as inexpensive as the cost of a Sharpie.


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