Help needed: left rear light assembly 2008 MP3 400
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Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:11 pm quote
Hi everyone. I was looking to replace the left rear brake light. I removed the bulb and the red lens inside the assembly just came loose. So...

Anyone have an idea how I can re-attach it? It's a real ship in a bottle.

Is there a way to take the assembly apart without breaking it? It's glued together.

Does anyone have one for sale?

Thanks!
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Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:56 am quote
I have seen comments on this issue before where the lens separates.

Did you check ebay?
Just replace it, but make sure to check the pictures and ask questions.
I have seen them as low as $15.00.

Keith,
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Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:59 am quote
all I did with mine was to drill a one inch hole in the top just in front of the bulb,i was then able to use a bit of blu-tak on a stick to hold the inner cover on to where it should have been. then using super glue glued it in place and just put a rubber Gromit into the hole I made. very simple took about 1 hour to do both including removal and installation.
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Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:31 am quote
replace with a red bulb cheapest way
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Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:58 pm quote
buddyspudface wrote:
all I did with mine was to drill a one inch hole in the top just in front of the bulb,i was then able to use a bit of blu-tak on a stick to hold the inner cover on to where it should have been. then using super glue glued it in place and just put a rubber Gromit into the hole I made. very simple took about 1 hour to do both including removal and installation.
Thanks.

I have been thinking of a similar fix, but working through the bulb opening.

I'm going to try this on Saturday.

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Midnight Blue MP3 400
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Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:01 pm quote
Maksor wrote:
replace with a red bulb cheapest way
This is how it came off in the first place. I will be replacing the bulb with a red LED, but the red lens would still be rattling around loose.
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Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:35 am quote
I re-glued mine with some super glue. It did frost the plastic a bit but nothing I can't live with. I am running red led's as well.
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Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:17 am quote
I did the full LED replacement and it's looking good. I tried gluing the lens back in, but it didn't work. The brake light is quite visible with a red LED even with the lens loose, so I'll just leave it for now.

The LEDs are much brighter than the original bulbs.
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