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Old 11th September 2020, 02:17 PM
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I finally got around to fitting my grommets today.
What an amazing, creative and elegant solution to a thorny problem.

Intriguingly, the pipe adjacent to both the old grommets had a depression surrounded by a bit of the coating as if it had been melted to fix it to the old grommets. I had to cut the surplus away to ensure a good fit.
Has anyone else seen this, might it have been done during manufacture or was it probably from an attempt by an owner before me to melt the damaged grommet back together?
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Old 11th September 2020, 04:04 PM
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Its part of the original manufacturing process - they're all like that. The original grommet was moulded on to the cable, and it appears heat was involved in the process somehow.
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Old 11th September 2020, 05:12 PM
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Thanks MJ, it did look a bit too "tidy" for an amateur job. And congratulations on a great little product.
Out of interest what's in that pipe/cable, I'm guessing the boot lid lights and possibly some wiring related to the locking mechanism? The other side just looks like the GPS aerial and central locking air/vacuum pipe.
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2003 D2 FL S8. Irish Green Pearl/Beige. Solar sunroof, auto-dim mirrors, electric rear seat functions, ski hatch retrofit; extended leather. Aftermarket DVB-T, reversing camera and full XCarlink (Bluetooth etc.).
2016 Volvo V40 T5 Cross Country (4WD) with ALL the toys including adaptive cruise etc. etc. Osmium Grey with Blonde/Charcoal leather interior. Polestar performance "optimisation". (A much rarer model than a D2 S8 by the way!)
Finally: gone, but not forgotten.....
1998 D2 PF S8. AgateGrey/Platinum. Every option (I think) except electric rear seats, tiptronic steering wheel, ski hatch, towbar & dimming door mirrors.
e.g. Cruise control, NavPlus/TV, Bose, GSM, Xenons, Solar roof, Parking sensors, Alcantara/leather everywhere of course. (internal dimming mirror added later)
1998 (very early) Ford Focus 1.8 Zetec; ABS/TCS, Heated screen/mirrors, Aircon, Auto-dim mirror, Leather, Trip computer, Cruise control, OEM Ford SatNav with CD changer.
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Old 11th September 2020, 05:48 PM
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Yes exactly that
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Old 12th September 2020, 11:53 AM
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Ahh if only such 3D printed wonders were available 2 years back when my boot was gently filling with water. I created my own solution using a self adhesive Teflon furniture slider, rotary tooled out a slot with angle chamfer for the pipe to sit in, cleaned the body, stuck it on and filled behind the pipe with black RTV to make it fully water tight. Not factory but surprisingly tidy, is still on and my boot isn’t a fish tank still, if it drops off at least I know options are now available!
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