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Subject Topic: Tail light lens grommets Post Reply Post New Topic
30/7/2009 at 11:00am
 Location: Central scotland
 Outfit: Freelander TD4/Swift Challenger
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Hi,

The securing screws of my Swift Challenger tail light lenses screw into what look to be BA threaded grommets which are inserted in to the panel of the caravan. After undoing the screws to remove the lens cover to investigate a problem two of them have disappeared down behind the panel. Now only two are able to be used.

Does anybody know where to get spares for these? They are perished with age and I woukld intend to replace all 8 of them.

Cheers,

Ron



30/7/2009 at 11:45am
 Location: Lancashire
 Outfit: Caravan now Sold
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its a long time ago i had this same problem on our old van,as far as i can remember i found some steel nuts of the same size and using the original screws without fitting the lens i glued the nuts in with strong glue.when dried i removed the screws and fitted the lens.if you use a good epoxi glue should be fine.you could go to a breakers yard for second hand one.make sure the screws line up when gluing any deviation will mean the lens holes will not line up.

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30/7/2009 at 12:16pm
 Location: None Entered
 Outfit: 1995 Swift Classic Alouette
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I went into a caravan spares shop, with a similar explantion about what i was wanting and for similar reasons. (1995 Swift Classic Alouette)

The owner went to one of his stands and produced a packet with no problem at all, so I would imagine any good shop (and a few bad ones) would be able to provide you with some.

As to the proper name to allow a web search, I'm afraid i threw out the empty packet!

MW



30/7/2009 at 8:11pm
 Location: Newcastle
 Outfit: Swift Conqueror 640 SAL Mk2 Shogun
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I repaired mine with wall fixings for plasterboard walls.

As they are made of metal, I have always been a bit concerned that they might damage the fibre glass panel they are fixed into, due to vibration.

However, they have been there for about three years now with no problems.  They do have the advantage that they are fixed in place and do not drop into the inaccesible void behind the panel like the rubber ones.

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31/7/2009 at 4:16pm
 Location: Staffs
 Outfit: Bailey Senator
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Hi, I had this problem with a Sterling and when it was in the main dealer for a repair I mentioned it to the workshop who said it was a really common problem and put a few in my hand.  I would go to the main dealer and ask them really nicely.

Darren



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31/7/2009 at 9:02pm
 Location: Central scotland
 Outfit: Freelander TD4/Swift Challenger
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Thanks for the info gents, I tried the internet without success, I will endeavour with my local dealership, if not I will use araldite as mentioned.

Cheers

Ron



12/8/2017 at 10:55am
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Hi. We had the same problem. But you can get replacements from eBay only about 3.50 for 4 just type in caravan lights .hope this helps.


12/8/2017 at 2:07pm
 Location: North West
 Outfit: Charisma 230 - Volvo V70 TDi Auto
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I had lost two on my Swift Charisma and got some from an eBay supplier. They are called rubber nuts. I think 8mm IIRC.

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12/8/2017 at 9:54pm
 Location: Derbyshire
 Outfit: Swift Challenger 570 Hyundai ix35
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They are called Well Nuts and you can get them from caravan dealers,e-bay and even motorcycle shops.
Keiron


13/8/2017 at 9:17am
 Location: West Yorkshire
 Outfit: Bessacarr Cameo 625 2011
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Wot Malkeiron said. These are still used on my 2011 Swift so should be readily available. Just make sure the screws are stainless. Being rubber they form a seal as well as a mechanical fixing, which cavity fixings don't.


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18/8/2017 at 11:40pm
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I bought some on EBay and they worked a treat, really easy to fit too.Just type 8 x Caravan Rear Light Fixing and they come up at top of EBay list.



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