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PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:09 am 
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Guys, I need to find a couple new lens, and could also use come guidance about how to install them. Thanks :)


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:48 pm 
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The only lenses I have seen are NOS units on Ebay, which command a very hefty premium. This is also just the clear outer plastic typically, and doesn't include the colored lens.

Typically the best approach is to source an entire taillight assembly from salvage. There are 3 styles to be aware of, the early base model units (solid red), the later base model units (amber, red, clear, with clear outer lens), and the SSE units (amber, red, clear, with smoked striped outer lens).

If you intend to replace just the outer lens, it requires separation of the lens using careful application of heat and pressure, with a high risk of breaking nearly 30 year old plastic in the process.

Replacing an assembly is simply a matter of loosening the nuts from inside the trunk and sliding the light assembly out.

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