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Busy day for the postie, arriving today were bulbs for the interior dome light, front sidelights, and the SOD module for the NS mirror. The interior is much more brightly lit, both mirrors now fold, and now the sidelights match the xenons the front has a cool white-light look all the way across. New front and rear "H" badges arrived yesterday but I'll wait for a nice day to get into swapping those as there will be some sticky goop to remove thoroughly.
Don’t cause small cracks in your centre light cluster when removing H badge like I did. Bloody thing still grates on me as it draws my eyes to it.😡
 

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Hmm, sounds like pouring a jug of warm water over the area may be a better way of softening the sticky pad. I'll think I'll do the front one first to see what I'm dealing with.
Front ones fine, but I used heat gun at front of all things as other half would let me use her hair dryer, yeah I slightly melted the grill but can’t tell.
The rear I removed and look fine and dandy. Then used Some glue remover and it seeped in to around 4-5 hair line crack, I was like wtf.
 

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Fitted the forum favourite Mercedes boot struts this afternoon and now the tailgate will lift itself, definitely harder to shut though, but better than worrying it'll start shutting itself when I want it to stay open.
 

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Fitted the forum favourite Mercedes boot struts this afternoon and now the tailgate will lift itself, definitely harder to shut though, but better than worrying it'll start shutting itself when I want it to stay open.
I've lost count of the amount of times I've crowned myself with the boot lid! It doesn't help when you're bald so you've got no cushioning!!! 😱😱😱
 

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I haven't done it yet but the new weather strip for the top of the windscreen arrived as there's a big gap in the existing one.

Just wondering as I can't find anything concrete in the search, is it simply pull out and replace?

I'm going to lift the roof rails to ensure the strip sits tidy underneath.

I only have about an hour tomorrow to get it done so if it's a bitch of a job I'll put it off until I have more time.
 

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I haven't done it yet but the new weather strip for the top of the windscreen arrived as there's a big gap in the existing one.

Just wondering as I can't find anything concrete in the search, is it simply pull out and replace?

I'm going to lift the roof rails to ensure the strip sits tidy underneath.

I only have about an hour tomorrow to get it done so if it's a bitch of a job I'll put it off until I have more time.
I did this and found that the new one did not sit well.
Obviously had a new screen at some point and the excess sealer was stopping it from going it straight.
Had to trim one side of the groove that fits the screen edge in several places to get it to lie flat, still got a few bumps but nothing too bad.
Yes lift the roof rails with a trim tool and tuck the ends under it.
 

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That was a bitch of a job, just wouldn't sit right, had to carefully cut excess sealer so it would sit flush but there wasn't too much of the screen for the groove to catch on to due to the amount of sealant used by the screen fitter, cue sore fingers as I've spent that last hour trying to push fit it on.

It's now on, flush and secure (I hope!)

Cheers for the advice @Wilmo
 

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Cost me more than sore fingers.
As I was leaning over the car to get the seal in I didn't realise I was putting a series of dents in the bodywork over the drivers door. A visit to Dent Devils and £200 later you wouldn't know.
 

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That was a bitch of a job, just wouldn't sit right, had to carefully cut excess sealer so it would sit flush but there wasn't too much of the screen for the groove to catch on to due to the amount of sealant used by the screen fitter, cue sore fingers as I've spent that last hour trying to push fit it on.

It's now on, flush and secure (I hope!)

Cheers for the advice @Wilmo
Only just seen this, I used WD40 to lubricate it, went it sooooo much easier, I had a new one a few months back, had to take it out to wrap the roof a couple weeks ago.
 

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Illuminated Sill Plate covers arrived today. China wins again, £270 saved on Honda Stealer prices and the rears illuminate where Honda's own ones don't. I was initially put off buying these due to what i thought was a protracted fitting proceddure after looking at the PDF on the Honda accessory site. But I found a youtube tutorial and they were ridiculously easy. Only tools required were a Philips screwdriver to remove the glove box surround. If this took longer that 45 minutes to do it was not even 1 hour. It wasn't very warm today so brake cleaner to clean the sills and the wife's hairdryer to heat the sills worked a treat. Still time to drop some hints to the wife for Xmas. I highly recommend these, they look great, I really cant not see any different to the Honda ones, fitment is perfect.



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Illuminated Sill Plate covers arrived today. China wins again, £270 saved on Honda Stealer prices and the rears illuminate where Honda's own ones don't. I was initially put off buying these due to what i thought was a protracted fitting proceddure after looking at the PDF on the Honda accessory site. But I found a youtube tutorial and they were ridiculously easy. Only tools required were a Philips screwdriver to remove the glove box surround. If this took longer that 45 minutes to do it was not even 1 hour. It wasn't very warm today so brake cleaner to clean the sills and the wife's hairdryer to heat the sills worked a treat. Still time to drop some hints to the wife for Xmas. I highly recommend these, they look great, I really cant not see any different to the Honda ones, fitment is perfect.



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Love them mate, do they do any FN ones?
 
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