Tips To Install Corners, Side Markers, and Tail Lights

mobile car mechanic service newtownLooking for a nice replacement for the factory amber lenses of your car? There are cool choices to upgrade your corner lights, side markers, and tail lights. In addition to the modern styling of aftermarket lights, you have the option to pick clear lenses for a nice aggressive look. These lights are also available in smoked lenses. The two popular lenses, smoked and clear, can make a dramatic change to the overall look of your car.

Which looks best on your car? It comes on personal preference. Generally, people base it on the body colour of their car, but both options can make a big difference to your car. These cool aftermarket lights are designed to give your car a unique look not seen in boring factory amber lenses.

Because these lights are made to original factory specifications using high-quality materials, the fit and finish are dead on. In fact, with some basic hand tools, anyone can easily install new aftermarket corner lenses, side markers and tail lights to their car.

Corner Lens Install

Replacing the corner lenses is easy. All you need is a long flat-head screwdriver, put it down to the top and bend the clip out and pull it out to the front. Remove the light bulb socket and you are ready to install the new one. Put everything back in place and as you push the lens into the opening to lock it into the position you will hear it click. That’s it.

Side Marker Install

They are really easy to change. There is only a screw, a clip and an electric part.

One quick note, to get the best end result you will have to replace the stock amber bulbs of your corners and side markers with stealth bulbs to fully eliminate any hint of amber. These stealth bulbs blend in completely with the lenses and still flash amber when they light up.

Tail Light Install

Remove the plastic panel at the back of the tail light by turning the wing nut clockwise. Pull the wiring harness outwards inner bulbs so carefully disconnect it. Unbolt the 8mm nuts that are holding the tail lights behind. Pull the tail light gently. Install the new tail light back and tighten up the nuts to secure it and plug the original socket. Install the plastic panel, secure it and you are good to go.

Replacing these lights is easy. You may do it yourself or have them installed by an auto electrician or mechanic. If you are not a fan or you have grown tired of the rather boring factory lights on your car, consider upgrading your corner lights, side markers, and tail lights.