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Estate rear door

Posted: Tue May 01, 2018 3:14 pm
by scooper1000
Hi can anybody help me i have a 2006 Megane Estate and my high brake light does not work so i want to remove it to check it out and possibly replace it. BUT my haynes manual is very vague as to how this happens, i have removed the plastic window surround and removed the 2 torx screws which fasten the top cover and it is now very loose and can be moved a bit. The cover seems to be held in by three pieces of plastic which i do not want to use force incase i damage it....could anybody confirm these three pieces of plastic either have to be forced out or do they move in another direction...thanks

Re: Estate rear door

Posted: Tue May 08, 2018 2:23 pm
by GordonD
Hi scooper1000,

The three pieces of plastic have been installed as part of a safety recall by Renault and stops the spoiler (where the high level brake light is screwed into) falling off at high speed. Its why you cannot easily remove the spoiler. Its all down to the fact that the plastic lugs of the spoiler where the torx screws screw into are very weak and break off - so be careful when you do them up again!
If you cannot find a way to jiggle the spoiler free then the only way to remove it is to remove one (try one first) black plastic piece. There are 6 torx screws holding the spoiler in place and 2 torx screws holding the brake light in place.
Re-assembly is straight forward, just be careful tightening up the screws. You will have to re-stick the removed black plastic pieces with super glue.
I know this because I had to change the same brake light on my car after Renault performed the safety recall work.
All the best.

Re: Estate rear door

Posted: Tue May 08, 2018 4:10 pm
by scooper1000
Hi and thanks for the reply...i can only see two screws ..next nice day i will have another go at wriggling it free...thanks again

Re: Estate rear door

Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:18 pm
by fay66
Where are these plastic pieces situated? Are the sticky like pieces along the back edge of the spoiler, as I've just lost my spoiler and am about to replace it with a secondhand part, but this also has the broken clips, is super glue strong enough to effect this repair.
I'm just amazed at how rubbish these clips are, they are fitted very securely with torx screws, but I even lost one of the clips and the torx screw!
Brian