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dyn085 07-31-2012 07:22 PM

Mirror Turn Signal Swap
 
A few members have done this and a few have asked how to do this, so here is a quick how-to pic description of how to change your puddles and mirror turn signal lights. Both sockets are 168/194 wedge. This would be applicable to those of you who don't like the little amber dot in the signals or want to throw a different color into your puddle lamps. Or maybe you just blew a bulb?

Mirror pulled forward to expose heating wires-
http://i1151.photobucket.com/albums/...7-31165635.jpg

Pull gently but firmly to remove mirror-
http://i1151.photobucket.com/albums/...7-31165650.jpg

The mirror from behind, so you know you aren't breaking anything-
http://i1151.photobucket.com/albums/...7-31165808.jpg

Inside of the housing-
http://i1151.photobucket.com/albums/...7-31165658.jpg

Puddle lamp-
http://i1151.photobucket.com/albums/...7-31165706.jpg

Turn signal lamp-
http://i1151.photobucket.com/albums/...7-31165752.jpg

New look for about $5.[woot]-
http://i1151.photobucket.com/albums/...ClearTurns.jpghttp://i1151.photobucket.com/albums/...RedPuddles.jpg[/QUOTE]

Twenty 07-31-2012 11:40 PM

Details count. Thanks for the write-up!

WV_TI 08-01-2012 05:06 AM

Are both of these bulbs type 194 wedge? Looking to go with LED's in these.

dyn085 08-01-2012 05:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WV_TI (Post 4286560)
Are both of these bulbs type 194 wedge? Looking to go with LED's in these.

Yes, standard 168/194 wedge. I'll edit the first post. Thanks!

SkyPilot 08-01-2012 03:02 PM

Now how hard would it be to pop off the turn signal lense and put a led strip in there?

BaconZombie 08-01-2012 03:09 PM

Damn those are some ugly feet... [vommit]

I mean, awesome, thanks for the write-up. I'm thinking about doing some LED's in there. Think there'd be any problems?

dyn085 08-01-2012 07:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SkyPilot (Post 4287524)
Now how hard would it be to pop off the turn signal lense and put a led strip in there?

I have been pondering the same thing...[scratch]

Quote:

Originally Posted by BaconZombie (Post 4287538)
Damn those are some ugly feet... [vommit]

I mean, awesome, thanks for the write-up. I'm thinking about doing some LED's in there. Think there'd be any problems?

*Le sigh*

I usually have slippa's on. The thong line really ruins the amount of sexy contained within...

People are already dropping in the LED's. You need to get the 168/194 wedge type, and probably can't fit anything longer than 20-25 mm (actual protrusion-mounted to tip). 5 mm is a bit of a difference, but a couple people are currently ordering parts for testing. More info should be following about them...[thumb]

BaconZombie 08-01-2012 07:46 PM

Excellent, think I'll order some tomorrow. I'd like to keep the ambers in the signals, just because I'm afraid my HID's are already blinding people, and I don't want to make it worse. But I'd like to get some bright whites or blues for the puddle lights. Thanks.

*Sorry for the knock on the feet..

dyn085 08-01-2012 07:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BaconZombie (Post 4287970)
Excellent, think I'll order some tomorrow. I'd like to keep the ambers in the signals, just because I'm afraid my HID's are already blinding people, and I don't want to make it worse. But I'd like to get some bright whites or blues for the puddle lights. Thanks.

*Sorry for the knock on the feet..

Lol, it's all good[thumb]

I would swap the turns with the puddles just to get an idea. They aren't overly bright, and the amber may look kinda cool there while you wait for the LED's...

bem2x 08-01-2012 09:19 PM

How hard is it to remove the mirror? do you pull it at an angle or straight out? I don't wanna break any of the clips.


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