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Seems like it's really easy for stuff to get inside the F54's tail lights. Right now i got regular dirt, pieces of leaves and even a perfectly preserved mosquito inside the tail light border. Tried to get everything out with a pressure washer, to no avail.

Anyone experiencing this? Workarounds?
 

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Think that is why they changed to black surrounds instead of clear in the mid term update!
 

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Guy at BMW told me that removing the trim is troublesome and a no go. Weird as that dirt can easily get inside but not the wat around.

I guess changing the surround to black (if possible) would be a solution, but i don't know if it would look good...
 

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Now standard; you can't see through it to see the dirt-will take a photo when I can!
 

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Am pretty sure it is a one piece thing; you'd have to have new lights. Alternatively you could get a clever wrap or mask and paint perhaps? See attached!
 

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I guess so... and it's still noticeable, don't how how it would contrast on a melting silver. Well, guess i'll be preserving some more mosquitoes!
 

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Just joined after finding this forum via a few google searches. We have an MY17 clubman in one of the silvers and I noticed the filth in the rear light surround straight away when looking over the car, it’s growing green things in there. What a surprise they’ve gone to a black surround. The side repeater surround appears the same.

I tried yesterday with some detailing products but they don’t get into the crevice. Next step is to try a small soft bristle brush, and failing that that light cluster will be coming out. The inner trim panel pops off the door and you can see the nuts that hold it in, albeit I cannot see any detail for the grommet described by the parts diagram. Would be the one and only time I’ve had to replace a gasket to remove a rear light though.
that black one would not work on our silver car.
 

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Seems like it's really easy for stuff to get inside the F54's tail lights. Right now i got regular dirt, pieces of leaves and even a perfectly preserved mosquito inside the tail light border. Tried to get everything out with a pressure washer, to no avail.

Anyone experiencing this? Workarounds?
Hi ,this has been annoying me for some time so decided today (during corona lockdown ) to sort it .
Its fairly easy .Remove the rubber gaitor seal near the hinge side of the door and the plastic oblong panel in the plastic door trim itself to reveal the light unit .You will see four black nuts holding the complete unit to the car body .Undo them all taking care not to drop them inside the door .Then push /loosen the unit from the inside , it is sealed with some black foam stuff on the outside so was quite stuck .In the end I got a rag and fine bladed screwdriver and levered it out from the outside without damaging the paint .
Next unclip the black light bulb holders and you have the unit free of the car .
I then used a toothbrush and worked my way around the fitting getting 98% of the dirt out, but not the midge that had gotten beyond the crevace on to the chrome surrond further in .
It took no more than an hour and a half which included the discovery process for the first one .
Seems like it's really easy for stuff to get inside the F54's tail lights. Right now i got regular dirt, pieces of leaves and even a perfectly preserved mosquito inside the tail light border. Tried to get everything out with a pressure washer, to no avail.

Anyone experiencing this? Workarounds?
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