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How to remove the Tee Nuts on rear light cluster and high level brake light
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This really is a no-brainer....

All you have to do is undo the Tee nuts that hold the rear light clusters and high level brake light in place.....

Only problem is these nuts are often too tight for removal using just fingers, it is awkward getting in with a pair of normal pliers and long-nose ones not up to the job.

The photos tell the story, basically what I have used is a piece of old steel tubing (old tent frame or awning or even a piece of 15mm water pipe might do).
Cross drill to accept a tommy bar and cut a slot in the other end to fit the nut and voila, a bespoke tool for removing your back lights.
Now why didn't Citroen think of that and is it any coincidence that the same nuts used on the lights are also used on replacement toilet seats that are sold by the now defunct FOCUS DIY...:lol::lol::lol:


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#2
Nice piece of work. I have encountered this in the past and resorted to tapping them round - this is a much better solution.
Is there a PSA special tool for this do you think?
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Don't know matey, so bloody simple to make, every Berlingo owner should have one in their tool-bag....
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#4
I've always got them off ok with pliers.

But then I do smother everything with GT80. Smile
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#5
I like the tool, although I found you can use the jack crank/wheel socket that comes with the van as the tee nut is the same diameter as a wheel nut. Or at least it is on mine.

I can't promise it'll also work for your replacement toilet seats... Smile
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A man after my own heart. Over the years I have made numerous tools to get me out of scrapes on both cars and motorbikes.

Doc..
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(27-12-2011, 04:19 PM)imbhbisaw Wrote:  I like the tool, although I found you can use the jack crank/wheel socket that comes with the van as the tee nut is the same diameter as a wheel nut. Or at least it is on mine.

I can't promise it'll also work for your replacement toilet seats... Smile

Glad you liked it, just remember you read about it here first, cheques in a plain brown envelope please.....:whistle::whistle::whistle:
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#8
Long nose pliers work for me :thumbsup:
   
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(29-12-2011, 06:44 PM)OlJeffers Wrote:  Long nose pliers work for me :thumbsup:

Can't sell you one then or persuade you to part with your cash...RolleyesRolleyes:whistle::whistle:Confusedillyme:Confusedillyme:

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(29-12-2011, 07:42 PM)andy-womble Wrote:  Can't sell you one then or persuade you to part with your cash...RolleyesRolleyes:whistle::whistle:Confusedillyme:Confusedillyme:

Ummmmm............no thank you! Thinking about it, I have a tubular
spanner that I made up years ago for something bike related which would
probably do the job but the pliers work fine....Thank you for the kind thought though!! Confusedalut: Cool :whistle:

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