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Old 05-16-2013, 08:09 PM   #1
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Questions regarding side markers

I bought black side markers a few weeks ago and went to install them, however it was more complicated than I thought so I gave up for now. So I am going for round two this weekend and just want to know if its easier to install them from the bottom(by taking the splash guard off) or would it be easier to remove the headlights and go from there? Not really even sure if they are removable from there.

I have an 05 zx4 sedan, should probably mention that haha.

Also as for legality of them, I bought black side markers, so do I need to buy orange bulbs for them to make them legal or will the clear bulbs be ok in your guys opinions?


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Old 05-16-2013, 08:14 PM   #2
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I got clear ones in with double sided tape and adhesive, wasnt fun but it worked, and i kept the amber marker bulbs
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Ive got similar ones to what you have purchased. if i remember correctly, the drivers side is easier to reach, (i have an CAI so there's more room to work with) the passenger side was brutal to get to. Had to remove the splash shield to get to that puppy...
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Old 05-16-2013, 08:53 PM   #4
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IMO, easier to remove the headlights. I don't like working on my back.
But if the MKII has the bolts in the side (not visible until you remove the splash shield), it's obviously not worth the trouble of removing parts twice.

I never put my side bolts back in for this very reason, and I'm not alone.
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I still have the stock airbox. So basically if I remove the splash guard it shouldn't be too hard? I don't mind removing it if its what I have to do. So its most likely gonna be easiest to do it from the bottom of the car as opposed to removing headlights route?
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I removed the splash guards in my 06 to get to the side markers but I feel like I took the headlights out too. I don't remember why, all I know is there is not much room to work with either way. It helped to be able to get to them from different angles.
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Ive got similar ones to what you have purchased. if i remember correctly, the drivers side is easier to reach, (i have an CAI so there's more room to work with) the passenger side was brutal to get to. Had to remove the splash shield to get to that puppy...
i found it the opposite lol, passenger side i could get to with my long arms but couldnt get to the drivers side (cant remember if I had my CAI at the time or not)

I ended up geting mad and drilled the stupid thing out
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It was easier for me to go through where the headlights were to remove the side markers. That's what I did when I painted the headlights black and smoke painted the side markers.
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Guess the o5 cars must be diff than the 00-04 cuz I just lay on my back reach up with socket and undo the 2 nuts and done. Takes maybe 3 minutes to swap them out for each side. No need to undo splash sheild or take out headlights. That all takes too long and is more a hassle.
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Yeah from what I understand 05's make them super difficult to remove. I'm going for round two tomorrow so I think I'm going to remove the headlights(want to remove that 3rd hard to reach bolt anywho since I am buying new headlights next month). I'll post results tomorrow :D
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