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side marker bulb

Postby MM...Good » Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:48 pm

Has anyone eve replaced the bub in a side marker light on the lower front quarter panel? Curious how you got access to the bulb.

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Re: side marker bulb

Postby 04pathse » Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:53 pm

If you take a look in the FSM in section LT pg. 264 it refers you to the front bumper removal section so it looks like you may need to remove the front bumper cover to change the bulb.

https://www.nicoclub.com/FSM/M/2007_M45-M35/lt.pdf

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Re: side marker bulb

Postby Larz » Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:08 am

Regardless of the FSM, I wonder if removing the front wheel and wheel well liner might provide access? I have an 09 and it's the same larger body that was used from 06-10. That's how we do the Xenon headlamp bulb and fog light. I can't remember how high one can reach from inside the fender.

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Re: side marker bulb

Postby EdBwoy » Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:55 am

You can access the rear of the lamp/housing through the fender liner and remove the bulb.

However, you can also pop the housing off by squeezing the flexible clip of the housing - that's usually on the front side. So, squeeze the front part, then slide/swing the front out to release the rear.

Let me know if you'd like a demo with pictures.

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Re: side marker bulb

Postby kmiles » Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:59 pm

I replaced my bulbs with LED ones and it was as simple as Ed describes. Only takes a couple of minutes, all done from the outside. They're very similar to many of the interior lights. One of the easiest ways is to cover a flat screwdriver end with tape, so that it doesn't scratch the paint when you pop them out. There are a couple of squeeze tabs on the long ends of the lens that hold it in place. Once you've replaced the bulb, the fixture just pops back in. I recommend testing it before popping it back in as LED bulbs are polarity sensitive.

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Re: side marker bulb

Postby Larz » Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:28 pm

Are you talking about the side (fender) turn indicator or the actual side marker at the base of headlamp assembly?

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Re: side marker bulb

Postby MM...Good » Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:48 pm

Larz wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:28 pm
Are you talking about the side (fender) turn indicator or the actual side marker at the base of headlamp assembly?
Yes - the side turn indicator on the fender between the wheel and the door.

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Re: side marker bulb

Postby MM...Good » Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:49 pm

kmiles wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:59 pm
I replaced my bulbs with LED ones and it was as simple as Ed describes. Only takes a couple of minutes, all done from the outside. They're very similar to many of the interior lights. One of the easiest ways is to cover a flat screwdriver end with tape, so that it doesn't scratch the paint when you pop them out. There are a couple of squeeze tabs on the long ends of the lens that hold it in place. Once you've replaced the bulb, the fixture just pops back in. I recommend testing it before popping it back in as LED bulbs are polarity sensitive.
That's what I needed - thanks!


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