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PontiacDude210

Dissecting parking lights

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If you're like me and have a bunch of spare parts in questionable but usable condition, this might help. My parking light on my passenger side was in good shape but missing the socket for the 890. Looks like it melted. I had several poor condition driver side lights. I applied a bit of pressure along the outside of that socket(pictured) and as it turns out, they just glue on. Hope this helps someone else. 

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I'll toss in a few more photos that might be useful. They show how to remove/replace the amber glove in the turn signal.

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Thanks Ronnie. I have been around the forum for a few years(somewhere between 2 and 4, bought my first Reatta in 2012), and don't recall having seen this info before. I figured I'd share, because the gentleman I got several spare parking lights from is pretty Reatta savvy and told me he wasn't sure those sockets came off. It helped me save a good parking light assembly with no more than some poor condition parts and a half hour invested. Good info on the globes. Good luck finding them though. 

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The amber globes are usually damaged by using the wrong bulb. When I got my car the globe was pushed out of the holder as shown in the photos I posted previously. If the amber globe is broken it is best to get a used  one from a used parts vendor but if you can't, a replacement can be made by carefully cutting the base off an amber turn signal bulb as shown in this tutorial. Turn Signal Light Amber Globe Repair

 

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