Dodge Omni/Horizon/Rampage 1978-1989 Repair Guide

Signal and Marker Lights

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Front Turn Signal, Parking and Side Marker Lights
  1. Remove the four headlamp bezel attaching screws and remove the bezel.
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  3. Twist out the socket from the rear.
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Fig. Fig. 1 To remove the bulb, twist slightly and pull it out of the socket

  1. To remove the lens, extend a wooden dowel through the housing socket holes and push against the lens with a steady force until the lens is free from the housing, making sure to release the locking tabs.
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To install:

  1. Clean the housing gasket track and apply butyl tape adhesive to all corners and at the bottom overlap the tape ends approximately 1 / 2 in. (13mm).
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  3. Press the lens into position until the housing tabs snap over the lens.
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  5. Twist in the lamp socket.
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  7. Position the bezel and lamp assembly and install the four headlamp bezel attaching screws.
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Rear Turn Signal, Brake and Parking Lights
  1. Snap or twist out the sockets.
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Fig. Fig. 2 In many cases the bulb can be replaced without removing the lamp from the vehicle

  1. Twist the bulb to remove it from the socket.
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Fig. Fig. 3 Twist the bulb to remove it from the socket

  1. Remove the housing by depressing the four snap tabs and push against the housing with a steady force until the housing is free from the body.
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  3. With a small screwdriver release the lens locking tabs taking care not to damage the lens retaining tabs on the housing and remove the lens.
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Fig. Fig. 4 If the lamp is removed from the vehicle, a new gasket will be needed for replacement

To install:

  1. Clean both housing gasket tracks and apply butyl tape adhesive to all corners and overlap the tape ends approximately 1 / 2 in. (13mm).
  2.  
  3. Press the lens into position until the housing tabs snap over the lens.
  4.  
  5. Press the lamp assembly into the body until the four housing retainers snap into the body.
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  7. Twist in the lamp socket.
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High-Mount Brake Light
  1. Remove the two lens attaching screws and pull the lens from the lamp assembly.
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  3. The bulbs may be removed by pulling straight out.
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Fig. Fig. 5 Remove the two lens attaching screws and pull the lens from the lamp assembly

  1. To remove the lamp assembly, from under the deck lid remove the two attaching nuts and lift the lamp from the mounting.
  2.  
  3. Installation is the reverse of removal.
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Licence Plate
  1. Lift the rear tail gate or hatch.
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  3. Loosen and remove the lamp assembly hold-down screws.
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Fig. Fig. 6 Loosen and remove the lamp assembly hold-down screws

  1. Pull the lamp from the body of the vehicle.
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Fig. Fig. 7 Pull the lamp from the body of the vehicle

  1. The bulb and socket assembly will come out of the unit.
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Fig. Fig. 8 The bulb and socket assembly will come out of the unit

  1. To remove the bulb, pull from the socket.
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Fig. Fig. 9 To remove the bulb, pull from the socket

To install:

  1. Place a new bulb in the socket.
  2.  
  3. Install the socket into the housing.
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  5. Attach the housing to the body of the vehicle.
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  7. Test the lamp.
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Trunk Lamp


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Fig. Fig. 10 Remove the lens cover, then pull the socket out of the housing



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Fig. Fig. 11 Release the bulb by carefully pulling it out of the socket

  1. Open the hatch lid, locate the lamp.
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  3. Remove the lens cover.
  4.  
  5. Release the bulb by carefully pulling it out of the socket.
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  7. Install a new bulb, insert the socket into the housing.
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  9. Attach the lens to the vehicle.
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  11. Close the hatch.
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