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Offline maccafootball

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green mould around edge of rear light cluster
« on: December 23, 2012, 09:45:36 PM »
as topic says noticed today on my 2010 mazda 3 sport 185 diesel that around the edge of the cluster is green mould which i have tried to flush out however i cant get at it as there is a lip around the cluster which appears to be too tight to push something through the gap to remove it anyone else had this problem and how can i clean it, regards macca

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Re: green mould around edge of rear light cluster
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2012, 04:42:16 PM »
Although mine is a gen 1 it's the same on mine. I have used a jet wash to try and get in to clean this but due to the design of the light cluster it's hard to get in. It seems to be a water trap so the water does not run clear.

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Re: green mould around edge of rear light cluster
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2014, 11:21:06 PM »
Has anyone came up with a solution to this as my 09 gen 2 sport nav has the same problem? !
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Re: green mould around edge of rear light cluster
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2014, 10:28:43 PM »
Yep, Take them out and give them a clean.

10mm socket on a 6" extension bar is all you need.

I use some of the flash wipes with bleach and it cleaned them up a treat.

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Re: green mould around edge of rear light cluster
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2014, 10:44:50 PM »
I have the same problem with mine

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Re: green mould around edge of rear light cluster
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2014, 08:33:54 AM »
Hi same here  >:(  (2010 Takuya) it's not pretty looking like the inside of a dirty goldfish bowl!!
I will spruce them up as you have done to.
But in the mean time,,,,, when I wash my car I leather it then use the air compressor to blast all the nucks n crannies dry (OCD) inc the rear light clusters and it works, so once cleaned hopefully this will keep em clean from the green slime!!!
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Re: green mould around edge of rear light cluster
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2014, 09:51:12 PM »
mine have gone green too  looks nasty

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Re: green mould around edge of rear light cluster
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2014, 11:59:53 PM »
Same with mine on my Gen 2 Sport. I'll attempt to remove & clean them I think (carefully!)

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Re: green mould around edge of rear light cluster
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2015, 08:46:46 PM »
Just cleaned my rear lights today I used a stiff bristled paint brush to losen the green mould and then a antibacterial wipe and repeated until clean. Pretty easy to remove & replace lights from boot and rear wings. Looks better already
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Removing rear lights
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2015, 08:50:56 PM »
IS it difficult to remove the rear light clusters, lots of crap needs cleaned out between the bodywork and light cluster,

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Re: green mould around edge of rear light cluster
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2015, 09:55:30 PM »
No not at all I think I put a how to do somewhere on the forum , check the lighting section it could be there. ;)
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Re: green mould around edge of rear light cluster
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2015, 09:55:30 PM »