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Unread 04-02-2004, 04:28 PM   #1
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turn signal lens broken, what's the easiest fix?

Well got in an accident a while back (backed into someone) didn't do any damage besides busting my turn signal, drivers side rear. The light itself is fine it's just the orange plastic covering that's broken. It caused me to fail inspection. I was wondering what the easiest fix for this problem would be. Will it require replacing the whole break light unit or can i get by doing something else. cost is defnitely a consideration. thanks.
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Unread 04-02-2004, 05:21 PM   #2
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If you do not replace the whole unit, then it could leak. Search ebay to save $$
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Unread 04-02-2004, 09:34 PM   #3
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Well got in an accident a while back (backed into someone) didn't do any damage besides busting my turn signal, drivers side rear. The light itself is fine it's just the orange plastic covering that's broken. It caused me to fail inspection. I was wondering what the easiest fix for this problem would be. Will it require replacing the whole break light unit or can i get by doing something else. cost is defnitely a consideration. thanks.
96 ZJ

A couple things come to mind. First, the law says you can't have any white lights (other than back up) on the rear of your vehicle. When the orange lens breaks, you suddenly have white light from the bulb shining forth. Nothing says you have to have a colored lens, just that your turn signal has to be amber, and visible for a certain distance. Technically, you could replace your white bulb with an amber bulb and pass inspection. Of course, the inspector may or may not see it your way. Alternatively, they used to sell, and probably still do sell, turn signal lens repair kits at the auto parts stores, such as Auto Zone.
Hey, I just did a quick check, and guess what? Ace Hardware sells just what you need, I think.
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Unread 04-02-2004, 09:56 PM   #4
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Had the same thing happen to me but it was the rear brake light, I went to the junkyard and pulled the whole assembly in about 2 minutes, it's just a couple of screws and unplug the lights. Cost me about $50...Good luck finding one.
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Unread 04-03-2004, 08:53 AM   #5
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Ok guys, thanks. I'm going to go check out AutoZone first, see if i can find a solution. If that doesn't work i'll head to the junkyard.
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Unread 04-03-2004, 03:26 PM   #6
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I say just bite the bullet and replace it. I just looks better and you will be sure to pass inspection. Like "Greasefingers" said, Ebay is a great place for finding an used OEM lens since there are some people buying those Altezza lenses they are turning around and selling their perfectly good OEM's and that's where you might save a few $$$.

Or try http://www.quadratec.com/cgi-bin/sgd...04040316210288 they have an OEM section as well.

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