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#2265937 - 03/25/11 03:28 PM How to change sidemarker bulb
Photogchris Offline
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Registered: 02/15/11
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I can't seem to figure out how to change the sidemarker... Space is real tight. Anyone change the bulbs before?
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#2265941 - 03/25/11 03:39 PM Re: How to change sidemarker bulb [Re: Photogchris]
puppy Offline
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I assume you mean the front sidemarker? If I remember correctly, lift your hood, remove the plastic shroud forward of the radiator. Behind, and to the outside of the headlight coming in from the side, you will see a 10 mm nut, take this off, then remove the small screw at the rear of the lens, and the lens should come out. Change the bulb, then reinstall. Might be easier this way.

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#2265946 - 03/25/11 03:49 PM Re: How to change sidemarker bulb [Re: Photogchris]
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Yes, thank you.
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#2265961 - 03/25/11 04:42 PM Re: How to change sidemarker bulb [Re: puppy]
Photogchris Offline
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I can't figure out how to get the nut off hardly any room... It's not a 10mm either.
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#2265980 - 03/25/11 05:03 PM Re: How to change sidemarker bulb [Re: Photogchris]
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It's an 11 MM and you need an extension. I usually use a 3/8 ratchet and you will only get about 3-4 clicks when you turn it, so just loosen it with the ratchet and then remove the ratchet from the extension and loosen it the rest by hand with the extension.

You will understand what i mean when you try it. Then once you remove that bolt, remove the Phillips head screw that is on the outside of the side marker.
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#2266002 - 03/25/11 05:31 PM Re: How to change sidemarker bulb [Re: Photogchris]
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The nut is 10mm across and you'll need an 11mm socket for it. rolleyes
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#2266005 - 03/25/11 05:38 PM Re: How to change sidemarker bulb [Re: Photogchris]
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Might as well do the "flashing sidemarker mod" as long as you are in there, since the stock sidemarkers DO NOT flash.
Here's a link to the Body of Knowledge article written by AKA_Rizzo, https://www.crownvic.net/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=1762831#Post1762831
it even gives directions for removing the sidemarker.
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#2266034 - 03/25/11 06:58 PM Re: How to change sidemarker bulb [Re: Tracy]
Photogchris Offline
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Just got done with the sidemarker mod before even reading this. I had to use the extention w/ a u joint to get it undone.
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#2266050 - 03/25/11 07:48 PM Re: How to change sidemarker bulb [Re: Photogchris]
RiceRockets Offline
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I've actually successfully changed the sidemarker bulbs while only removing the front headlights.

space is really tight, but if you have smallish hands you can do it smile


Edited by RiceRockets (03/25/11 07:48 PM)
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#2266118 - 03/25/11 09:59 PM Re: How to change sidemarker bulb [Re: RiceRockets]
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Originally Posted By: RiceRockets
I've actually successfully changed the sidemarker bulbs while only removing the front headlights.


Good job! I usually wind up having to remove the rear headlamps...
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#2266124 - 03/25/11 10:07 PM Re: How to change sidemarker bulb [Re: Ponyguy]
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Originally Posted By: ponyguy
Originally Posted By: RiceRockets
I've actually successfully changed the sidemarker bulbs while only removing the front headlights.


Good job! I usually wind up having to remove the rear headlamps...

you know I was wondering where those rear healamps were and where to fill my headlight fluid.
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#2266160 - 03/25/11 11:13 PM Re: How to change sidemarker bulb [Re: Photogchris]
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Come on guys, he meant he didn't have to remove the side markers to change the bulb, only the headlights, jeez!!
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#2266186 - 03/25/11 11:49 PM Re: How to change sidemarker bulb [Re: Photogchris]
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YEah shame on us for answering a direct question.

We should have assumed he had tiny toddler hands.
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#2266188 - 03/25/11 11:50 PM Re: How to change sidemarker bulb [Re: Photogchris]
puppy Offline
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LMAO! Ahh, sometimes you just gotta read the forums for a good laugh.

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#2266333 - 03/26/11 09:26 AM Re: How to change sidemarker bulb [Re: Steveboos]
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Originally Posted By: Steveboos
Come on guys, he meant he didn't have to remove the side markers to change the bulb, only the headlights, jeez!!


No, I meant I didn't need to remove the rear tail lights tantrum

kidding haha

I wish english was my first language sometimes drug


Edited by RiceRockets (03/26/11 09:28 AM)
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