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Tail Light Fell Out

I just purchased a 2005 F430 from Texas. I live in California. My truck driver shipping the car called and told me the tail lights are loose and one fell out. Is this a normal issue? Anyone know the bolt sizes or any quick fixes. I was really hoping to be able to drive it once it arrived on Monday lol.
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David- Welcome to Ferrari Life. Common problem because of where the lights sit, see this thread. Relatively easy to repair or you can pick up a new lens.

http://www.ferrarilife.com/forums/mo...new-brake.html

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Thanks! Already loving this forum :-)

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David- Welcome to Ferrari Life. Common problem because of where the lights sit, see this thread. Relatively easy to repair or you can pick up a new lens.

http://www.ferrarilife.com/forums/mo...new-brake.html
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David, I cannot offer such expertise as Terry but at least I can welcome and congrats on your Ferrari. I am sure Terry would demand for pics of your car, at least !

Enjoy

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David, welcome to FerrariLife I understand your urge to drive your new baby so here's a quick fix: the taillights are locked with 3xM5 nuts. These nuts are getting loose very easily with the high level of vibrations. You can apply a bit nail varnish on the inside of the nuts. This will avoid them getting loose. Careful, don't overtight these nuts or you'll brake off the bolts from the tail light. I always hand tighten them at max 4/5 Nm only.
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