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On 8/3/2018 at 1:49 PM, DonShockley said:

..... So hopefully it will be here soon. The bigger question may be if my TC will be fixed and out of the shop before it arrives.

Well, the parts from Latvia got to the house just ahead of my TC making it home from the shop, so Latvian/USA post wins the race.

 

I'll do a longer post later on the install, but the short story is the parts fit and it's a simple swap with just a couple screws. Here's a few pix.

 

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32 minutes ago, DonShockley said:

Well, the parts from Latvia got to the house just ahead of my TC making it home from the shop, so Latvian/USA post wins the race.

 

I'll do a longer post later on the install, but the short story is the parts fit and it's a simple swap with just a couple screws. Here's a few pix.

 

 

 

That looks very nice Don - great job, worth the long wait.

I think the reflectors look better on the wagon model with the painted bumpers, side molding, door handles. There isn't black molding to compliment the black trim piece.

On my XLT van, I have black in those areas and I'm on the fence towards my preference for changing that.

 

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As a safety feature, those reflectors are useful.  

 

Reminds me of how some kids put reflectors on their bikes, while kids like me took all the reflectors off the bike.  

 

I installed an LED light onto my plastic trim piece.  It is wired to turn on with my off-road lights, and strobe as an emergency beacon.  But not everyone will want to have a flashing red light on their car.

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In case anyone really needs to see it, here is what the trim piece looks like once you take it off.  Two torx screws.  Two mounting plugs.  Remove the screws.  Then gently nudge away from vehicle body with a trim tool  Or just grab it, pull really hard, and hope that you don't break off the plastic mounting plugs.

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2 hours ago, Fifty150 said:

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In case anyone really needs to see it, here is what the trim piece looks like once you take it off.  Two torx screws.  Two mounting plugs.  Remove the screws.  Then gently nudge away from vehicle body with a trim tool  Or just grab it, pull really hard, and hope that you don't break off the plastic mounting plugs.

Thanks 5150. That's just what I needed to see. Been wanting to paint mine white but those plastic mounting plugs were still holding it on and I couldn't tell precisely what it was. Didn't want to just yank on it and break something. It's what I THOUGHT it was, now I KNOW.

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17 hours ago, OLDSCHOOLFOOL said:

 

Didn't want to just yank on it 

 

 

That's what I did the first time I took it off.  Grabbed, wiggled, and pulled.  The car was only a few days old, and I just had to see what it looked like under there.  I should have taken photos back then.  Now, we all know.  Just a couple of plastic plugs.

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On 10/1/2018 at 4:44 AM, Fifty150 said:

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In case anyone really needs to see it, here is what the trim piece looks like once you take it off.  Two torx screws.  Two mounting plugs.  Remove the screws.  Then gently nudge away from vehicle body with a trim tool  Or just grab it, pull really hard, and hope that you don't break off the plastic mounting plugs.

Throw up a photo of the outside if you will. I’m going to mod my spare set with some rear warning lights as soon as I get an opportunity,

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12 hours ago, ncranchero said:

Throw up a photo of the outside if you will. I’m going to mod my spare set with some rear warning lights as soon as I get an opportunity,

 

There are more photos on this thread:

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Thanks! I especially like the reflector replacement lights. I’ll have to find a pair suitable for that or do you have a link to the ones you used?

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Ah ok. I thought you had found some reflector size flush mounts. 👍🏼

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Nothing special.  It just seems to work out.  They are not perfect fit.

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On 8/8/2018 at 6:42 PM, DonShockley said:

Well, the parts from Latvia got to the house just ahead of my TC making it home from the shop, so Latvian/USA post wins the race.

 

I'll do a longer post later on the install, but the short story is the parts fit and it's a simple swap with just a couple screws. Here's a few pix.

 

Hi Don,

Thank you for this posting of photos on the new reflectors look fantastic!, I own the exact same  transit connects as yours, it is a rare bird on the road,  is there any way you could supply the link that you purchased these items from? Thank you for being "ginny pig" on this. America charges unacceptable prices on these 2 items. thank you! frisky

On 8/8/2018 at 6:42 PM, DonShockley said:

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Posted (edited)

I swore I put links in earlier? Maybe they went dead once the eBay listing got old enough and were removed.

 

The Valeo aftermarket part numbers are:

Left #45254

Right #45255

 

Here's the current listings from the same seller, Start245:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Upper-Tail-Light-Rear-Lamp-VALEO-Fits-Left-FORD-Tourneo-Transit-Wagon-2013-/173527049394?hash=item286704a4b2

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Upper-Tail-Light-Rear-Lamp-VALEO-Fits-Right-FORD-Tourneo-Transit-Wagon-2013-/153174924030?hash=item23a9efdafe

 

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Thank you Don, I checked your links they are active and at 67.50/ unit that is definitely the best price by far on the market (plus no core charge!) I am going to contact the seller to see if they will fit my 2016. (they should) I will report back on this. I have searched for quite awhile, don't know how I missed this seller. They look very fine on yours and a huge safety boost to boot.

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Don, I contacted the seller,  but noticed he only had 2 of the Left and 1 of the Right in stock so I just ordered up. I will take the chance on the fit.

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