GM Corvette 1963-1982 Repair Guide

Signal and Marker Lights

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Front Turn Signal and Parking Lights

See Figures 1 through 10

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Fig. Fig. 1: Front parking lights and related components-1963-67 vehicles



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Fig. Fig. 2: Parking and side marker lights mounting-1968-69 vehicles



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Fig. Fig. 3: View of the parking and side marker lights-1970-72 vehicles



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Fig. Fig. 4: Exploded view of the parking and side marker lights-1973-79 vehicles



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Fig. Fig. 5: Parking and side marker light mounting-1980-82 vehicles



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Fig. Fig. 6: Unfasten the grille/light housing assembly retaining screws ...



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Fig. Fig. 7: ... then lower the housing. Twist the light bulb socket to free it from the housing



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Fig. Fig. 8: Remove the bulb from the socket and replace with a new one



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Fig. Fig. 9: If you have the grille/housing assembly removed, you can also replace the side marker bulb at this time



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Fig. Fig. 10: After removing the socket from the housing, remove the bulb from the side marker socket

There are two methods for removing the front turn signal and parking light bulbs. Read the procedure over, then choose the one which is easier to perform on your vehicle.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Perform one of the following procedures, as applicable for your vehicle:
    1. From inside the engine compartment, twist out the socket from the rear of the lamp housing.
    2.  
    3. Unfasten the grille retaining screws, then lower the grille and twist out the socket from the housing.
    4.  

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  5. Remove the front turn signal/parking lights bulb from the socket. If you have removed the grille/housing assembly, you can also replace the side marker light bulb at this time.
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To install:
  1. Install the bulb into the socket.
  2.  
  3. Place the socket into the rear of the lamp housing and twist the socket to lock it into place.
  4.  
  5. Install the grille/lamp housing assembly, and secure with the retaining screws, as applicable.
  6.  
  7. Connect the negative battery cable and check light operation.
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Side Marker Lights

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. From underneath the bumper, twist the side marker socket to unlock it from the housing.
  4.  
  5. Remove the light bulb from the side marker socket.
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  7. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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Rear Turn Signal, Brake and Parking Lights See Figures 11 through 21

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Fig. Fig. 11: View of the rear lights and related wire routing-1963-67 vehicles



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Fig. Fig. 12: Rear turn signal, brake and parking light mounting-1968-73 vehicles



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Fig. Fig. 13: Rear light and license plate light mounting-1974 vehicles



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Fig. Fig. 14: Exploded view of the rear turn signal, brake, parking and license plate lights-1975-79 vehicles



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Fig. Fig. 15: View of the rear light mounting and related components-1980-82 vehicles



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Fig. Fig. 16: When removing the brake light lens retaining screws, it is helpful to use a magnetic screwdriver, so you wont lose the screws



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Fig. Fig. 17: Remove the brake light lens ...



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Fig. Fig. 18: ... then remove the bulb from the socket



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Fig. Fig. 19: On models such as this 1979 Corvette, unfasten the screws, remove the brake light lens ...



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Fig. Fig. 20: ... then remove the bulb from the rear socket and replace with a new one



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Fig. Fig. 21: Unfasten the screws, then drop the license plate lamp down from the trim panel

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Depending upon the year of vehicle, either remove the twist out socket from the rear of the lamp housing in the rear compartment or unfasten the lens retaining screws and remove the lens.
  4.  
  5. Remove the bulb from the socket.
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To install:
  1. Install the bulb into the socket.
  2.  
  3. Position the lens and secure the retaining screws, or install the socket into the rear of the lamp housing and twist the socket to lock it into place, as applicable.
  4.  
  5. Connect the negative battery cable.
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License Plate Lights

  1. Remove the two screws to drop the lamp down from the rear bumper trim panel.
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  3. Remove the twist out socket from the lamp housing and replace the defective bulb.
  4.  
  5. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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