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Installing new sidelights on front wings? #663158
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Hello, I am thinking about having two small sidelights installed on each of the front wings of my new Plus 4. My main motivation is that I just like that look...it is less a matter of safety. But it looks like it is expensive....these small lights are about £85 per item and then they want 1.5 hours labour on top to instal. Does anyone have any tips or past experience on sidelights and less expensive ways that a shop might instal them? I have to admit I am not experienced enough to do it myself....
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Re: Installing new sidelights on front wings? [Re: norman] #663163
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The wiring will already there for them tucked away under the wings but holes need to be drilled carefully to ensure the lamp body lies horizontal. You can probably source generic lamps a little cheaper but doubt reducing labour costs if dealer fitted. Remember also these lamps were a £270 + vat factory option.

ETA: useful thread on them here.

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Re: Installing new sidelights on front wings? [Re: norman] #663297
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Thanks you so much, Richard! From your other thread too that you copied me on, I see they need to fit flush on the curved surface of the wings which often the aftermarket ones do not...so I may need to get the factory to do it after all...

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It’s easy enough to drill a hole but getting it in the right place and being answerable if it goes wrong, is where the cost lies.


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