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Old 09-05-2004, 02:25 PM   #1
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Post HOW TO: Add a Euro Grille with Turn Signals

Mods, please make this a sticky, its another idea for turns with Euro grille!

This works for OEM Bumpers and body kit bumpers with the side marker lights on the bumper!

Ok, you bought that new euro grille and your turn signals are gone (unless you have HID's/ ST170's/ Etc. with turns in the headlight). You can do like the other thread and hack up your grille and placeit in your lower grille, or just tuck your lights underneath...OR -

You can convert your bumper marker lights into turn signals!

Here's how:

Take the big bulb/ socket from your grille. Unplug the bulb and store it somewhere, you dont need it anymore. take some speaker wire (you need two wires, and speaker works the best as its connected side by side) and attach each wire to the outside wires on the grille socket. DO NOT use the center wire. That center wire makes the lights come on with your parking lights!

You will want a few feet of wire coming off the socket you just tapped into. Run the wires down to the position of where your marker lights are. CUT the marker light socket, but leave pleanty of wiring off the socket so you can reattach if ever necessary. Tap the two wires on the socket to your wires you ran (polarity doesnt matter. pos and neg can go to either side on a bulb - but, I used orange as positive and blue as negative).

Put everything back together and you are done.

The lights will blink fast due to the lack of resistance from the small bulb. They still blink. You have a fast blink mod for free and you now have turn signals on your NA Spec bumper!

How 'bout that!?

*This is PROBABLY not legal deleting parking lights, but you can drive w/ just parking lights on anyhoo, so who cares...cops'll probably never even notice.

Any questions, email me, rrudez0223@msn.com

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Old 09-05-2004, 02:28 PM   #2
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Wow, that's a great how-to. Some good ideas....got me thinking.
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Wow, that's a great how-to. Some good ideas....got me thinking.
Ya, and its so easy, plus, you dont have to hack up your grille....for those that have inspections yearly, this is a great mod...its easily reverable.

Also, you dont have to cut the grille socket off. You could simply tap into the outside wires (just pull the grille light bulb) and tuck/ tie the socket. When you have an inspection, pop your NA grille on, and stick your bulb/ socket in and you are legal with turns and all!
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