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S4 Sprint Tail light cluster lens gasket failure

PostPost by: bloodknock » Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:36 pm

Happy New Year fellow travellers,
Heres my latest bind:
My rear lamp clusters are original and in overall good condition. However, the lens seal has deteriorated, its hardened and in places has somehow adhered to the lens plastic. See Photos
I cannot believe that it will offer any resistance at all to water ingress. If you look at the photo of the lens, the reason the hardened seal is in place is that it is firmly stuck! I am sure that I can remove it cleanly with a little effort. So i'm going to need a replacement gasket. Can anyone advise me of a source?

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PostPost by: Evante » Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:04 pm

Bob,

I think that the original gaskets were gray. This site has them but in black, if you don't mind the difference.

https://www.holden.co.uk/displayproduct ... K%20GASKET

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PostPost by: 1owner69Elan » Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:22 pm

Here as well. I bought these recently for my S4. Worked fine.

https://paulmattysportscars.co.uk/produ ... -s4sprint/
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PostPost by: bloodknock » Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:38 pm

Thanks Gents.
The part i'm talking about is the seal between the lens and the light body, the grey part in the photo.
Since the car is all original, I would like to get the correct OEM seal if possible.
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PostPost by: fatboyoz » Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:36 am

HI Bob,
They seem impossible to buy on their own (have looked for years). Pretty sure that a new gasket is provided when buying a new lens.
An expensive way to replace a gasket!!
Cheers,
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bloodknock wrote:Thanks Gents.
The part i'm talking about is the seal between the lens and the light body, the grey part in the photo.
Since the car is all original, I would like to get the correct OEM seal if possible.
20190107_180125.jpg

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PostPost by: JohnCh » Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:56 am

I bought a pair from RD Enterprises a few months ago. Only $14 for the pair, but they are black rather than gray.


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PostPost by: nmauduit » Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:40 am

bloodknock wrote:Thanks Gents.
The part i'm talking about is the seal between the lens and the light body, the grey part in the photo.
Since the car is all original, I would like to get the correct OEM seal if possible.
Cheers
Bob


on the same line the same grey was used for the license plate lights rubber gaskets, hard to find these days while black ones are still offered with new Hella spares
lotus-electrical-f38/source-license-plate-lights-sprints-t27227.html
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