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Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 4:10 pm 
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Anyone know how to remove the hella high mount stop light holder from the parcel shelf in the EF/EL sedans...I know there are 2 clips that you can get easy access to from the boot...but even with the clips released she doesnt seem to want to budge ... any clue as to why ?

Reason for replacing is the EF/EL XRs came with the holder but not the reflector inside or globe..however all the wirings there.

Now having an aftermarket wing that unlike the factory EF XR one doesnt contain a high mounted stop/tail light - I have to install one to comply with current ADR requirements...cheers

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 7:51 pm 
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strange...my EL XR6 has a full working one?
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Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 8:20 pm 
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the_scotsman wrote:
strange...my EL XR6 has a full working one?


yeh some will Ive heard but the majority wont due to the XRs rolling off the factroy with an internal high mount stop light mounted in the rear wing..so bit pointless having one directly behind te wing on the shelf as it wouldnt be visible to the majority of vehicles behind you.

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 8:40 pm 
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Big Kev wrote:
the_scotsman wrote:
strange...my EL XR6 has a full working one?


yeh some will Ive heard but the majority wont due to the XRs rolling off the factroy with an internal high mount stop light mounted in the rear wing..so bit pointless having one directly behind te wing on the shelf as it wouldnt be visible to the majority of vehicles behind you.


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Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 8:37 pm 
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is it legal to have one in the window if its obscured by the spoiler?
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yes it's perfectly legal.
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Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 8:51 pm 
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I had both, spoiler and parcel shelf light when i bought my car, and I had to remove the globe of the parcel shelf light for RWC.

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 9:00 pm 
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My car has both as standard ( EL XR6). Never had a problem....
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Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 10:44 pm 
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I had both, spoiler and parcel shelf light when i bought my car, and I had to remove the globe of the parcel shelf light for RWC.


That id say was a picky inspector and scotsman im pretty sure there ADR in place and I will hunt it down im pretty sure it rule no. 60 - that implies their must be a 'visible' high mounted stop/tail light therefore if the wing obscures other road users from seeing this light source clearly then it is in breach of that adr

 

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Big Kev, it should just come out once the clips are undone...im sure that's how i got mine out. have you removed the wiring from the casing? the wires may be holding it back somehow.

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the spoiler does obstruct it, but the spoiler has one...so thats covers it?
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the_scotsman wrote:
the spoiler does obstruct it, but the spoiler has one...so thats covers it?


yeah...another words you have 4 rear lights in total...but since one is obstructed it kind of puts it down to 3 lights...should be safe

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Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 12:03 am 
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phongus wrote:
Big Kev, it should just come out once the clips are undone...im sure that's how i got mine out. have you removed the wiring from the casing? the wires may be holding it back somehow.

phong =P~


Yeh removed all wired connections prior to unclipping the two connectors...just think this might be being painful cause its never been removed before....i'll work it out..ta

 

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 Post subject: Re: Remove High Mount Stop Light Holder (Parcel Shelf)
Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 12:10 am 
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Big Kev wrote:
Hi all,

Anyone know how to remove the hella high mount stop light holder from the parcel shelf in the EF/EL sedans...I know there are 2 clips that you can get easy access to from the boot...but even with the clips released she doesnt seem to want to budge ... any clue as to why ?

Reason for replacing is the EF/EL XRs came with the holder but not the reflector inside or globe..however all the wirings there.

Now having an aftermarket wing that unlike the factory EF XR one doesnt contain a high mounted stop/tail light - I have to install one to comply with current ADR requirements...cheers


If you need a spare working one, I've got one you can have for free if you wanna pay postage. PM me if you'd like it.
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Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 12:14 am 
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phongus wrote:
the_scotsman wrote:
the spoiler does obstruct it, but the spoiler has one...so thats covers it?


yeah...another words you have 4 rear lights in total...but since one is obstructed it kind of puts it down to 3 lights...should be safe

phong =P~


Huh oh ok I get you..nah..the idea is for a vehicle post 1983 to meet the current ADR standards must have two rear facing stop tail lights (must be a certain distance from the ground plane and certain distance from the window line) and a centre 'high' mounted stop/tail light...(also has restrictions or where it can/cannot be placed).

The idea is that certain ford models were released with no boot lid spoiler or a low boot lid spoiler (that didnt contain a light - as the spoiler was short enough in height that the parcel shelf light was still clearly visible) - so they came factory with the high mount parcel shelf position stop tail light to comply with the ADR ruling.

For the Xrs etc that came from factory with the boot lid spoiler the parcel shelf light was removed...i dont know why some have both??? dont know how that came up...I suppose theres no issue really having both ...as the law only requires u to have at least one high mounted stop tail light....YOU MUST have at least 1 high and two lower stop lights...to pass a road worthy

 

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