How to Upgrading side marker lights

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  1. Wsho

    Wsho Active Member

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    Upgrade your side marker lights for less than $40. I thought about buying that kit that replaces the side marker lights for daytime driving lights and turn signal integration for $150 figured I could do it myself cheaper.
    The Lights cost about $30 and JB Weld cost around 8 bucks.
    Here is the results.


    After taking the lights out of the car get a quarter-inch drill bit and drill a hole at the short end I used 1/2 inch but you can get away with a quarter inch. You want to drill through the plastic cover down to the black plastic clip that's holding the plastic tube and do not drill all the way through just.
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    At the other end use a saw the cut open and pull out light Electronics circuit board. just take the pliers and pull up and out. Easy peasy
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    With needle-nose pliers pull out the plastic tube
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    Sand the rough edges clean up the plastic take a rag shove it inside the casing tube and clean out all debris

    Take a half inch drill bit and drill out the old plug hole.
    Now take your new light which is about 30cm long slide it in between 2 plastic pillars it'll be a nice tight fit and slide it all the way in
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    Now take the new connector put it in through the hole and easily Bend the light down as shown in picture. it should stay in that position until you cap to end.

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    At this point I test the lights to make sure they work before I seal everything up
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    That is one down one to go repeat all steps for the second light
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    I use J-B Weld 5 minute clear to seal the ends and tape to hold the one end seal off the top and bottom after 10-15 minutes take the tape off and finish off the rest of the seal
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    I cleaned up the ends painted it black to make sure the light doesn't Xscape behind the bumper and make sure you silicone the inside of the hole or the wire comes out.
    And then finished product installed plug-in good to go. Didn't have time to install it it started raining will show finished photo when installed
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    Finished pictures. Not the super bright daytime driving lights but they do work a little better than the stock lights.
    I will be customizing my headlights with bright daytime driving lights with Switchback turn signal in the near future. Cuz apparently I got to take out the whole front bumper to remove the headlights so I'll wait until I get my custom grill before I start that project.
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