AMC Coupes/Sedans/Wagons 1975-1988 Repair Information

Signal and Marker Lights

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Front Parking and Turn Signal Lights

See Figures 1 through 9

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Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of the headlamp, parking, turn signal and side marker lampsSpirit, Concord and Eagle



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Fig. Fig. 2: To remove the front side marker light bulb, unfasten the lens retaining screws



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Fig. Fig. 3: Remove the front side marker light lens from the body panel



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Fig. Fig. 4: Remove the bulb and socket assembly from the front side marker light lens



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Fig. Fig. 5: Remove the bulb from the socket by pulling it straight out



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Fig. Fig. 6: To gain access to the rear side marker light bulb you must first remove the lens retaining screws ...



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Fig. Fig. 7: ... then separate the rear side marker light lens from the body



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Fig. Fig. 8: Remove the bulb and socket assembly from the rear side marker light lens



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Fig. Fig. 9: Remove the bulb from the socket by pulling it straight out

  1. Twist and remove the bulb socket from the rear of the light housing assembly.
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  3. Remove the bulb from the socket by turning it counterclockwise.
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  5. Installation is the reverse of removal.
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Side Marker Lights

  1. Unfasten the marker lens retaining screws.
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  3. Slide the marker lens away from the body panel and twist the bulb socket to disengage it from the lens.
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  5. Remove the bulb by turning it counterclockwise or pulling it from the socket.
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  7. Installation is the reverse of removal.
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Rear Turn, Brake, Parking and Back-up Lights See Figures 10, 11 and 12

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Fig. Fig. 10: To replace the rear turn, brake, parking or back-up bulb, first remove the lens assembly retaining screws



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Fig. Fig. 11: Remove the lens assembly to gain access to the bulbs



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Fig. Fig. 12: Remove the bulb from the socket by pushing it in and turning it counterclockwise

EARLY MODEL VEHICLES
  1. Remove the light lens retaining screws.
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  3. Remove the lens assembly from the vehicle.
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  5. Grasp the bulb and turn it counterclockwise to remove it from the socket assembly.
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  7. Installation is the reverse of removal.
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LATE MODEL VEHICLES

See Figures 13, 14 and 15

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Fig. Fig. 13: Rear turn signal, back-up, stop, tail lamp and side marker light componentsSpirit sedan and Eagle Kamback



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Fig. Fig. 14: Rear turn signal, back-up, stop, tail lamp and side marker light componentsSpirit liftback and Eagle SX/4



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Fig. Fig. 15: Rear turn signal, back-up, stop, tail lamp and side marker light componentsConcord and Eagle Sedan and wagon

The rear turn, brake, parking and back-up lights are usually contained in one unit.

  1. To gain access to the unit remove the rear deck or trim panel in the trunk.
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  3. Slide the marker lens away from the body panel and twist the bulb socket to disengage it from the lens.
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  5. Remove the bulb from the socket by turning it counterclockwise.
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  7. Installation is the reverse of removal.
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Dome Light See Figures 16 and 17

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Fig. Fig. 16: To gain access to the dome light bulb assembly, first remove the dome light cover ...



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Fig. Fig. 17: ... then remove the bulb from the socket

  1. Remove the dome light cover.
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  3. Remove the bulb assembly by gently pulling it from its socket.
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  5. Installation is the reverse of removal.
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License Plate lamp See Figures 18, 19 and 20

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Fig. Fig. 18: Remove the license plate lamp lens retaining screws to access the bulb assembly



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Fig. Fig. 19: Troubleshooting Basic Light Problems



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Fig. Fig. 20: Troubleshooting Basic Turn Signal and Flasher Problems

  1. Remove the lamp housing retaining screws or bolts.
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  3. Remove the lens.
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  5. Replace the bulb.
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  7. Installation is the reverse of removal.
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