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Old 10-07-2010, 18:02   #1 (permalink)
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removing front turn signal housing

i posted on here a while back. i am a school police chief, and was needing help with fuses on a 99 crown. well we got a great deal on another 99 p71 that is far better than the old one. the old one has 256000 miles on it. question is, old one has front strobes mounted in turn signal housing, and new one does not. i figure instead of drilling, i will just swap out housings. i know it has one screw from the outside, but what else holds it in? will appreciate any help, as i maintain my own vehicle due to budget cuts, and can do just about anything mechanical with a little help!
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Old 10-10-2010, 06:29   #2 (permalink)
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Re: removing front turn signal housing

If you mean the large wrap around corner lamps with the one screw near the end, there's nothing else holding it in. Remove the screw and it will fall right off of the car suspended by the lamp wiring.

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Re: removing front turn signal housing

There's a nut holding it in from behind the headlight. Remove the cover between the front panel and radiator and you'll see it.
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Re: removing front turn signal housing

Where does the nut attach? I had to replace my passenger side light and when I took the screw out it just fell off in my hand. There is a plastic lip on mine that holds the front part in when the screw is installed.
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Re: removing front turn signal housing

Maybe someone modified yours. Every one we've had has a bolt inside the panel. Here's what it shows in the shop manual, except it's not as easy to get off as the picture shows. I use a 11mm universal socket and extension. This is looking down behind the headlight.
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Re: removing front turn signal housing

After seeing the diagram I went out and took my light off again; mine is exactly like that except the nut is missing. I assume the guy I bought the car from removed it at some point and never reinstalled it. The light is secure with just the screw so I never even realized a nut was supposed to be there, thanks Bert!
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Re: removing front turn signal housing

The police run pretty fast and maybe the air would put to much pressure on it.
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