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Headlamp wiper rubber flap installation

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Headlamp wiper rubber flap installation

Postby GlennyGills » Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:35 pm

Following a quick look over of my car by Mazdamender, it was pointed out that my car had lost the headlamp wiper rubber flap.
I have put together what I thought was a quick 5 minute job to replace them.
No tools are required.

First job - pop up the headlamps
Here you can see that there are three holes in a row were something should fit.
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(Please ignore the missing 10mm bolts for the front bumper- next job)

There should be two rubber flaps here.. (https://www.autolinkmx5.com/headlamp-wi ... 9135-p.asp).
Don't forget to order the associated clips. (https://www.autolinkmx5.com/clip-headla ... 7198-p.asp).

When placing the flap into position be aware that there is a lip under which the flap fits. (Sorry the picture is not brilliant)
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Put the flaps in place and push home the three plastic clips
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Word of caution here,
I suggest you order one or two extras. Once these clips are in place they are there for good. Just look at the barbs that stop the clips coming out. :eek:
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I put the first flap in then decided it should have gone in on the other side as it was cleaner. I ended up removing the headlamp covers to try and squeeze the barbs together. :sad:
I suggest that you buy new clips everytime you try and remove any old in position clips.
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Re: Headlamp wiper rubber flap installation

Postby Mazda Mender » Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:11 am

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