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volcomstone1966 12-28-2008 10:36 PM

How-To: Mod Euro turn signals to fit US spec bulbs and socket
 
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ok this is my first little write up thing ..i thought i would do this being that i did not want to spend $15 each on euro bulb sockets
and $25 each for the plug, connector w/leads ...so that $30 for bulb sockets
and $50 for the plug,con.... stuff..so
this saved me $80

ok so the hole on the back of the euro one is much bigger then the us one

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so being that they are about the same size around ,not the hole but the outside..i used a Dremel to cut the top of the us turn sig off ,just i little below the top

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once i got the "disk" off i sanded it smooth and made it look nice

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after it was sanded i cleaned off the dust and spay painted them black

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once they were dry but still a little tacky stuck the "disk" to the back of the euro turn sig

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once i had them where i wanted, i used plastic welding to tack it then weld
them (melt them) all the way around

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once i had it welded on good i sanded down the welds a little to make it look a little better..then you can paint the backs of them if you want so it looks better..
so now i have euro turn sigs to fit into my wrc bumper,that will fit
my us spec. lights and not have to spend the extra $$$

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IF YOU DONT KNOW ABOUT PLASTIC WELDING
all you realy need is a soldering gun or iron
i got a little butane one for about $20 from home depot
alll you do is preaty much melt the 2 togeter


let me know what you think
so i hope this might help someone ..
cause it saved me $80

levin.matthew 12-28-2008 10:39 PM

wow impressive! you just completed surgery on turn signal housings! lmao

very nice work man...it looks professionally done

volcomstone1966 12-29-2008 02:14 AM

thanks got a few more things to do then i can get that bumper on

HilloNative 12-29-2008 03:23 AM

nice write up...

volcomstone1966 01-16-2009 01:06 AM

thanks

philsredsvt 01-16-2009 01:25 AM

Dude nice write up...

DarkFire1986 01-16-2009 01:37 AM

Nice write up. This should be added to the how to archive.

volcomstone1966 01-16-2009 02:26 AM

^^ yah maybe one day someone will use this...

faster_than_u 01-19-2009 02:31 PM

any more info on the welding you did?

volcomstone1966 01-20-2009 01:50 AM

^^ what do you want to know?


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