Hi, I have been fecking around with my rear lights today, prior to installing the dreverse kit.
814 cam to me with b&q wood screws holding on the rear lights. When initially recommissioned the car, I found some black allen bolts, which seemed to just about fit, but these were imperial, I think a BA size. Not likely to be oem I know.
They would have done, but after a few years, and sorting more important things, the rust was doing my head in!
So I bought black stainless m4 allen bolts. But these would not go in happily. Investigation this weekend also showed that the warp in my rear fascia meant that only about half of the holes lined up. Even where the bolts would go in, they still needed an m4 tap down them to get them to fit.
I had originally planned to put m4 rivnuts for the lights, and m5 for the bezel. The latter is currently held on with nylocks and penny washers, tightened by removing the rear lights. A bodge I know, but I had more problems needing my attention.
I got the left side acceptible with 4 bolts in re cut m4 threads, and got so hacked off I quit!
New rivnuts are probably not going to work, as it would appear that there are already quite large rivnuts there already. The fascia has been painted in the past, so I cannot really see the size, nor do I know if these are original.
Anyone else had this problem, of the holes not aligning, and what did you do? I think drilling out the existing will just make a mess!
And are they originally m4??
Am pretty sure the bezel is not m5, but mine are all stripped anyway
piece of shit! Oh yeah, I have wlso spent long enough trying to get the elecric areal to align and work well. Fu c k it! Cds!
Piece of shit....!