GM Corvette 1984-1996 Repair Guide

Signal and Marker Lights

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Front Turn Signal and Parking Lights

See Figures 1, 2 and 3

  1. Use your thumb to depress the side tab, rotate the socket and bulb assembly in the direction shown, then withdraw the bulb and socket from the lamp housing.
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Fig. Fig. 1: You must depress the side tab, then rotate the socket and bulb assembly in the direction shown on the socket



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Fig. Fig. 2: It may be necessary to pull up on the hood bumper to get enough clearance to remove the bulb and socket

  1. Gently twist the light bulb to align the nubs on the bulb with the channels in the socket, then pull it straight out of the socket.
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Fig. Fig. 3: Turn the bulb to align the nubs on the bulb with the channels in the socket, then carefully pull the bulb from the socket

To install:
  1. Before installing the light bulb into the socket, ensure that all electrical contact surfaces are free of corrosion or dirt.
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  3. Line up the nubs of the light bulb with the channels socket, then insert the light bulb into the socket until it is fully seated. Twist the bulb to lock it into place.
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  5. To ensure that the replacement bulb functions properly, activate the applicable switch to illuminate the bulb which was just replaced. If the replacement light bulb does not illuminate, either it too is faulty or there is a problem in the bulb circuit or switch. Correct as necessary.
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  7. Install the socket and bulb assembly into the lens housing. Rotate as shown to lock the bulb and socket in the installed position.
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Side Marker Light

See Figures 4 and 5

Twist the socket to unlock the it from the housing, then carefully withdraw the bulb and socket from the lens housing. The bulb is replaced by pulling it straight out.



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Fig. Fig. 4: To remove the side marker light bulb, twist the socket to unlock it, then pull it from the housing



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Fig. Fig. 5: Then, simply pull the bulb straight out of the socket

Rear Turn Signal, Brake and Parking Lights
1984-89 VEHICLES

See Figures 6, 7 and 8

  1. If removing an inner bulb, remove the license plate. For outer bulb replacement, reach from under the vehicle.
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Fig. Fig. 6: To remove the inner rear brake light, you must reach behind the license place and under the vehicle to access the bulb and socket

  1. Remove the socket from the lens by releasing the locking tab and twisting.
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Fig. Fig. 7: Once the bulb and socket are pulled from the rear of the lens, grasp it from behind the license plate opening



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Fig. Fig. 8: Then, pull it out of the side and replace the bulb

  1. Remove the bulb from the socket and replace.
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  3. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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1990 VEHICLES-EXCEPT ZR-1
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Remove the rear bumper fascia.
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  5. Remove the bulb and socket from the taillamp assembly.
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  7. Remove the bulb from the socket.
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  9. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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1990 ZR-1 AND 1992-96 VEHICLES

See Figure 9

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Unfasten the lens retaining screws, then remove the lens cover.
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  5. Remove the bulb from the socket.
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Fig. Fig. 9: Exploded view of the rear tail, stop and turn signal assembly-1990 ZR-1 and all 1992-96 vehicles

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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Rear Side Marker Lights

See Figures 10 and 11

To remove the rear side marker light, reach up from underneath the vehicle, depress the tab and rotate the bulb and socket. Pull the bulb and socket down, turn the bulb to align the nubs with the channels in the socket, then pull the bulb out of the socket



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Fig. Fig. 10: To remove the rear side marker light, reach up from underneath the vehicle, depress the tab and rotate the bulb and socket



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Fig. Fig. 11: Pull the bulb and socket down, turn the bulb to align the nubs with the channels in the socket, then pull the bulb out of the socket

High-mount Brake Light
LIFT WINDOW MOUNTED

See Figures 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16

  1. Open the hatch, then unfasten the center high mount light 2 Torx® retaining screws
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Fig. Fig. 12: Open the hatch, then unfasten the center high mount light 2 Torx® retaining screws

  1. For access to the underside of the lamp, lift the light assembly up. It may be slightly difficult to lift due to the water proofing sealant used
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Fig. Fig. 13: Lift the light assembly up for access to the underside. It may be slightly difficult to lift due to the water proofing sealant used

  1. Remove the retaining screws located on the under side of the 3rd brake light
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Fig. Fig. 14: Remove the retaining screws located on the under side of the 3rd brake light

  1. Lift the cover for access to the bulbs. It may be necessary to pry around the edges to remove the cover, but if your have to, very careful.
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Fig. Fig. 15: Lift the cover for access to the bulbs. If you have to pry around the edges to remove it, be very careful

  1. Remove the bulbs, but be careful not to bend or break the pins.
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Fig. Fig. 16: When removing or installing bulbs, be careful not to bend the pins

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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REAR FASCIA MOUNTED

See Figure 17

  1. Remove the license plate and bracket for access to the high mount brake light connector.
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  3. Detach the wire connector from the bottom of the light assembly.
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  5. Unfasten the screws mounting the lamp assembly to the rear fascia.
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Fig. Fig. 17: Exploded view of the rear fascia mounted high mount brake light assembly

  1. Remove the lamp assembly by lowering the assembly and removing it through the license plate opening.
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  3. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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Dome Light

See Figure 18

  1. Using a small prytool, carefully remove the cover lens from the lamp assembly.
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  3. Remove the bulb from its retaining clip contacts. If the bulb has tapered ends, gently depress the spring clip/metal contact and disengage the light bulb, then pull it free of the two metal contacts.
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Fig. Fig. 18: Disengage the spring clip which retains one tapered end of this dome light bulb, then withdraw the bulb

To install:
  1. Before installing the light bulb into the metal contacts, ensure that all electrical conducting surfaces are free of corrosion or dirt.
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  3. Position the bulb between the two metal contacts. If the contacts have small holes, be sure that the tapered ends of the bulb are situated in them.
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  5. To ensure that the replacement bulb functions properly, activate the applicable switch to illuminate the bulb which was just replaced. If the replacement light bulb does not illuminate, either it is faulty or there is a problem in the bulb circuit or switch. Correct as necessary.
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  7. Install the cover lens until its retaining tabs are properly engaged.
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License Plate Lights

See Figures 19, 20, 21 and 22

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Unfasten the license plate light lamp screws.
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Fig. Fig. 19: Use a stubby screwdriver to unfasten the 2 license plate lamp retaining screws

  1. Pull the lamp assembly down, rotate the socket 1 / 4 turn to unlock it, then pull it from the housing.
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Fig. Fig. 20: After removing the retainers, pull the license plate lamp down



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Fig. Fig. 21: Rotate the socket 1/4 turn to unlock it, then pull it out of the lens

  1. Pull the bulb straight out of the socket to replace it.
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Fig. Fig. 22: The bulb can be pulled straight out of the socket for replacement

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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Reverse Lights

See Figures 23 and 24

To remove the reverse light bulb, reach behind the license plate mounting and pull the reverse light bulb and socket out. Then, carefully pull the bulb straight out of the socket



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Fig. Fig. 23: Reach behind the license plate mounting and pull the reverse light bulb and socket out



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Fig. Fig. 24: Then, carefully pull the bulb straight out of the socket

 
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