Headlamp bumper fitment gap question

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Maintenance' started by Mayhem, May 22, 2015.

  1. Mayhem

    Mayhem Active Member

    Is there supposed to be a gap under the headlamps. Where the bumper meets the headlamp case/surrounding?

    Had my car in the shop recently.. and i could swear there wasnt a gap there before.. they had taken the bumper off and when put back on it looks as if it doesn't fit right .

    Is anyones like that from the factory? Or should it be snug. The gap is probably a half inch to an inch under both housings.
     
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  3. Mayhem

    Mayhem Active Member

    Nobody? Omw to pickup car. Would be helpful to know if the gap is normal
     
  4. RodMoe

    RodMoe Well-Known Member

    I can't recall what mine looked like i have had the bumper cover off and on so many times. Sorry ..
     
  5. Mayhem

    Mayhem Active Member

    Yeah... in here looking over the car now.. i looked thru my photos.. no gap.. and verified with the dealer i sercice at.. should be no gap to see.thru at all.. looks like they broke one of the tabs where the bumper attaches above the headlight assembly so the bumper is drooping.
     
  6. Mayhem

    Mayhem Active Member

    Waiting on them to come back now.. be interesting to see how they resolve it..
     
  7. Mayhem

    Mayhem Active Member

    Long drive to come out and point out a broken tab myself.. picked a shop 1.5 hr drive away because they do all these fancy show cars... thought my car would be in better hands. Bummer because other than this hiccup service has been great so far.
     
  8. Mayhem

    Mayhem Active Member

    Well they're either going to replace the entire headlight or repair the tab. Have to come back again next week
     
  9. RodMoe

    RodMoe Well-Known Member

    Yikes well sorry it went down this way but at least they will fix it for you . though you need to bring it to them or be without it again..
     
  10. Illmatters

    Illmatters New Member

    Did you ever find out and get your headlight gap fixed? I have the same headlight gap. You mentioned a broken headlight tab, but im finding it hard to find what it is ur referring to. Would you have a picture? Ive booked in with ford under warranty, if its a headlight replacement then thatd be ideal, as if its a bumper replacement, id have to try get them to supply the new one with no intercooler grille at all as im not paying a panel and paint shop again to remove it, plus i would have to try get ford to add paint protection as i paid for that also and its really usefull
     
  11. aborbs87

    aborbs87 Active Member

    I have the exact same gap and it's been driving me nuts. It's around both headlights, and where the hood meets the top of the bumper. I took my car in to the dealership to have warranty work done on the hood latch that seized up. I don't remember having this gap before taking it in. I hope that it's not the same case where there is a broken tab. Hopefully it can just be readjusted.

    I was also thinking that my splitter could be pulling the bumper down causing it to have a gap? Would that be possible? I've seen multiple cars online which all have this gap we are referring to, but most don't. Im puzzled.
     
  12. Illmatters

    Illmatters New Member

    Your splitter could be, but seems like out bumpers are known to sag, id rather a xip tie etc fix over a replacement bumper from germany....
     
  13. Illmatters

    Illmatters New Member

    Ok got my car back from ford. They took off and reinstalled my bumper. And it still sits the same. It is most likely a headlight made 2mm out but they said that car manufactuars are allowed certain amounts in mm for gaps etc like this in variations. So just gotta live with it
     

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