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HOW TO: Fit Light Guards

Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by James., Sep 10, 2011.

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  1. James.

    James. Member

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    Fitted my Light Guards today and they look awesome!
    the rear ones are even easier, just a case of unscrew old lights and add the guards with new screws.


    HOW TO: Fit Light Guards


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    aswell as your bits in the box you will need:
    3mm Drill bit
    7mm Drill bit
    11mm Drill bit
    Electric Drill
    Masking tape
    ruler/flat object
    pencil/center punch


    1) Stick on your template(included with your guards) using masking tape making sure you use a flat object to lineup against and there is a rad on the bumper.

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    2) Using the 3mm drill bit pilot the center hole.

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    3) Using the 11mm drill bit make the hole the correct size, make sure you drill it deep enough otherwise this will make the guard wonkey.

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    4) Insert the rubber grommets.

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    5) Put masking tape on the wing and insert your light guard into the grommets, use a pencil or center punch(as i did) to mark your next holes on the wing.

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    6) Drill a 3mm pilot hole again and then use the 7mm drill bit to make hole right size. push in the metal screw inserts.

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    7) put the guard into the grommets and then screw into the wing.
    Stand back and look at your new awesome light guard! do the same for other side then have a brew :p.

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  2. storm99

    storm99 Spreading Joy & Harmony

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    Please never say 'insert the rubber grommets' on lz again. At least you have the right section for that deviant behaviour.
     
  3. Yakko

    Yakko New Member

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    Thanks for the write-up. I fancy some of these, but didn't feel hugely confident about drilling holes all over the shop - this makes it look easy!
     
  4. timfreecom

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    nice one james,think i can now fit mine with ease.tim.
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    Good work :)
     
  7. JDD

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    Only one thing I don't get - maybe being blonde....

    What do you mean in 1. by needing something flat to line up against, and a rad on the bumper???
     
  8. silkwood

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    Very nice and clear illustrated.
    Good job!
     
  9. James.

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    Cheers for the Positive comments guys :D

    hope this explains it a bit better
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  10. newcyboots

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    Spot on James. Quality job, good looking results, and no garage fitting costs:D:D:D

    You earned that brew!
     
  11. Arctic2

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    Great how to guide will be revisiting this thread as soon as I can get hold of a pair of FL 1 front light guards with the circle in the bumper type Arctic2
     
  12. teddywood1

    teddywood1 Well-Known Member

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    that's great, now can you show those at the independent LR garages how to fit them. as they are useless
     
  13. 19NMC

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    Could also do with a "HOW TO: Get hold of a set of Face Lift lightguards" !!!

    Where did you get them ?!?!?!?
     
  14. Fentz

    Fentz New Member

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    I know this is a VERY old thread but I have recently got a Freelander 1 2005 and need to attach the light guards.... but the pics in this thread are no longer available... anyone help?
     
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    They're pretty easy. Do you have a new kit? If second hand, do you have all the fittings?
     
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    Never mind how to fit them. How do you get the chuffing things off after 15+ years - to restore the headlamp lenses - when the wing fixings just turn...;)
     
  17. Hippo

    Hippo Lord Hippo

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    Use an axe. ;)

    Edit: sorry, thought I was in the tratter section
     
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    I think a mini hatchet is probably about right for most of the serious jobs on the FL1 mind @Hippo . I'd go for a splitting maul or double throwing axe if contemplating work on a tratter
     
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  20. Fentz

    Fentz New Member

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    Apologies for late reply.. yeah I got a new set with all the instructions and template but a little nervous so I thought at least seeing some pics of the stages may help!
     
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