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Old 07-05-2004, 04:23   #1 (permalink)
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Clear Repeater - EB issues

Went down and picked up some AU1 Fairmont repeaters for the EB today and I've ended up putting them on 'backwards' with the thin bit at the back and large at the front BECAUSE (dont destory me yet) upon trying to install them facing the favoured and proper way with the thin part facing forwards, I was perplexed as to how I could go about getting the approximately 4cm deep clip to fit into an approximately 2cm deep gap, ie. the metal body of the car prevents any deepening. The only thing I can think of is cutting the pressure clip, but then it wouldnt be a pressure clip but more like a pointless bit of plastic sticking out. Then that would result in the only option being glueing the repeater in, but that would be a bitch to change globes if the situation arose. I've attached a quick image of a top view, as from what I've written its kind of hard to picutre whats going on. Obviously there is a way to do it as everyone else has it thin end first, but I can't figure it out.
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mate, its possible ive done it on my car. basiclly what i did was trim the curved bit off the top of the retaining clip leaving a thin peice of long plastic, then pushed them into the hole. they wint "click" in but the pressure there is enough to keep them in. they havnt fallen out yet and ive been on dirt roads and the car wash numerous times sisnce ive had them in. can get a pic if you want.
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hmmm, sounds do-able then. i wouldnt mind a pic though just so I dont end up doing/cutting soemthing I'll wish I hadn't. thanks. they dont look right with the thick end at the front, thats for sure
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well i just went out and took a pic for you, and dont laugh at how dirty my car is either.

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I cut into the side moulding. Pic in a minute or two.
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ah, although, since mines in backwards ive already dug a larger notch out of the trim at the front, if i do another one at the back so it fits in the other way will this affect the tightness? or should i stuff it with rubber or something do keep it in there? thanks for the pic though, i can see what to do with the clip now
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shouldnt matter because the metal from the guard is at the front, just hav a look to make sure.
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It is posibble, you have to trim the Plastic clip, and the mould.
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It is posibble, you have to trim the Plastic clip, and the mould.
i did'nt trim the mould, just the plastic clip.
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haha that was fun, almost broke the repeator getting it back in.

I cut the moulding out a bit to fit it the right way round. Then bent the long tab so it sits behind the metal bit (you can see I've bent it a bit in the photo, I had them set up differently but this is heaps more secure, they kept popping out). It's quite firm and takes a bit of effort to get out.



Kerry I didn't trim the clip, just bent it.
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