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I was over at the Trafford Centre today and when I got home realised somebody had stolen both indictator repeaters that are on the sides of the front wings. Seems pretty desperate considering you can get a new generic set for £10 on ebay. The Police have already been round and SOCO are coming tomorrow to take finger prints that the robber left in the dust either side. The Police are also contacting the Trafford Centre for CCTV footage so we'll see how far the scrote gets.

My cars an 05, seems most parts listed say 98-03, I guess they are still the same part number?

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I've got a pair of orange ones that you have for postage if you want them, they do need the little steel clip that holds them in but you could make them yourself with an old tin can and a pair or snips, apart from that they're as good as new. I replaced mine with clear ones and chrome bulbs a couple of months ago.
 

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Hi thanks for the offer. Funny I couldn't remember if they were white or orange. What else is missing , there is no sign of a clip, just a hole in my bodywork. I've seen the clear ones on ebay for £10 but would they need a clip or is it an integral part?

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Feel for you, hope you get it sorted.

This happened to me on a brand new (only 2 months old) Astra but they just ripped the cables out and to replace the clips would need a whole new wiring loom.

This also involved the new white colour ones replacing the older orange ones.
 

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Feel for you, hope you get it sorted.

This happened to me on a brand new (only 2 months old) Astra but they just ripped the cables out and to replace the clips would need a whole new wiring loom.

This also involved the new white colour ones replacing the older orange ones.
Amazing what lengths people will go to to change orange repeaters to white repeaters. You can buy the white ones on Ebay for £10, seems a crazy risk for so little reward. I might put on orange ones so I don't get hit again LOL!
 

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Hi thanks for the offer. Funny I couldn't remember if they were white or orange. What else is missing , there is no sign of a clip, just a hole in my bodywork. I've seen the clear ones on ebay for £10 but would they need a clip or is it an integral part?

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I got my clear ones off eBay for about a tenner including the bulbs and the little metal clip is replaced with a plastic moulding on mine. On the standard Alfa repeaters the clip is part of the unit only when you remove them it has a nasty habit of falling into the wing which is why the ones that I have as spares need two clips making to hold them tight to the wing, they're just a folded metal oblong about 8x15mm that slot into the back of the repeater. Anyway, the offer's there if you want them and I hope that they catch the thieving scum. I just want to get my hands on the 8&st8rd that dented my drivers door last weekend at the hospital carpark. :mad:
 

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Similar... They're just generic clear repeaters that came complete with chrome bulbs so I don't get that 'fried egg' look.
 

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hi i have a set of white or orange from a 2002 i dont think there is any difference between any years, if you want them hows £5 a set im in radcliffe. I dont have the blub holder just the lenses
 

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First of all, sympathies - because it's not nice.

But, and I'm not being funny........is there a massive side repeater racket going on in Manchester....cos I'm trying to work out why the police are making such an effort.

And frankly, shouldn't they be spending their valuable time sorting out serious, proper crimes? I'm not sure I'd have even reported it.
 

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First of all, sympathies - because it's not nice.

But, and I'm not being funny........is there a massive side repeater racket going on in Manchester....cos I'm trying to work out why the police are making such an effort.

And frankly, shouldn't they be spending their valuable time sorting out serious, proper crimes? I'm not sure I'd have even reported it.
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I guess because there is a great set of finger prints around the area and this might just be the tip of an iceberg. Might be some scote that shows up on the database that usually they can't pin anything on.

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hi i have a set of white or orange from a 2002 i dont think there is any difference between any years, if you want them hows £5 a set im in radcliffe. I dont have the blub holder just the lenses
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the bulb/wiring either side is intact, I imagine that just slots into the lense? I'm near Bury so not too far.

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I guess because there is a great set of finger prints around the area and this might just be the tip of an iceberg. Might be some scote that shows up on the database that usually they can't pin anything on.

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Maybe - hope you get some new blinkers sorted anyway.

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Kind of agree with steveisfrowning.... but like you have said it could lead to other things or be the tip/lead of something.... Anyway,sucks about someone stealing side repeaters... iv heard of badges stolen but only rarely. Stupid really as surely he would of noticed he was on cctv. I mean why steal them! He probably isn't classy enough to own an Alfa and i doubt they fit his Nova/Escort,so its down to him probably wanting to sell them on ebay!! keep an eye open on there for some for sale around your area!!
 

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Dirty little pikey chav showing off to his mates or missus or something. I would love to catch one - I'd chase the little turd like I did the little rabbit dropping who tried to run off with my mobile in London - he had a 40 second head start and i still caught the spotty little poo head. Did i mention that I think they are like little brown droplets from an intestine?
 
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