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Old May 6th, 2014, 08:20 AM
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Gap around Headlight - Xenon's with Black Trim ring

When we ordered the Countryman we specified the JCW kit to include the Xenon lights.

We asked the dealership to fit the optional "Anthracite" trim rings to the car - to remove the chrome.

The car looks great but I am troubled by the amount of the gap between the headlight unit and the trim ring/fender. I can get my finger in at the top and the sides are also visible - so it would be possible for all sorts of debris to get inside there?

Is this normal - I don't recall seeing such a large gap on the standard car with the Chrome rings?? Surely the headlight unit should fit flush against the trim ring??

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Theres a fair gap on the standard MINI between the headlight and bonnet trim ring and muck does get in there too.
Not a great deal and if you clean it once a week its not an issue.
It cant be too tight as it has to cater for bonnet alignment/adjustment and also headlight adjustment, they have to be able to move with the auto levelling mechanism.
You would be the first to complain no doubt if they rubbed and took the finish off your new trim rings?
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