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Rear light lens

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I was giving the motorhome the once over the other day and found the rear indicator bulb out. I attempted to remove the lens but three of the four screws simply span without loosening.
Its a 2000 autotrail chieftain which has a sealed rear third so I can't gain access any other way. Therefore I purchased a new light lens and continued to demolish the current one. After removing the original lens I found that the screws are kept in place with a weird stubby kinda special rawl plug and three of them had been pushed in too far which is why the screws were spinning. The problem now is I have to buy new rawl plugs in order to fit the new lens, however I can't find them anywhere and wonder if anyone else has had this problem and can direct me to a stockist pls?? I'll try to add a pic of the one rawl plug I have
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I'm not sure of your exact lamp Mr.Fr. But with the old fibre Rawlplugs they were far more versatile that the newer plastic ones. I have used the fibre ones on many situations where threads have stripped or rusted out.
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Possibly cut down some small plastic plugs or glue a piece of matchstick in each hole?

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hi

have you looked at rubber nuts on ebay

there are many different sizes available

i use them a lot as they have a brass insert and all you need is a threaded screw

remember a little grease on the thread and do not overtighten


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Thank u for the replies. I can't use any type of nut as I have no access to the other side of the hole. I think I will have to modify something tho, need it to be accessible whenever a bulb blows
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Thinking again about this - we had something similar with an old caravan's rear lights many years ago. The lens was held on by a straight (not pointed) threaded screw which screwed into a small brass nut. the brass nut was captive in a piece of rubber. The rubber was a loose push fit into the whole in the bodywork, but it expanded when the screw was tightened.

I got replacements from a local caravan outlet (but this was probably 15 years ago).

I'll look in the toolbox - if there is one there, I'll post a picture.


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Thank u for the replies. I can't use any type of nut as I have no access to the other side of the hole. I think I will have to modify something tho, need it to be accessible whenever a bulb blows
Something like this glued into place https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10x-Screw...oAAOSwxjxdwHa6
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Thinking again about this - we had something similar with an old caravan's rear lights many years ago. The lens was held on by a straight (not pointed) threaded screw which screwed into a small brass nut. the brass nut was captive in a piece of rubber. The rubber was a loose push fit into the whole in the bodywork, but it expanded when the screw was tightened.

I got replacements from a local caravan outlet (but this was probably 15 years ago).

I'll look in the toolbox - if there is one there, I'll post a picture.


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