GM Firebird 1967-1981 Repair Guide

Front Turn Signal Lights

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



This is a general procedure and applies to all models and types covered by the guide. A few steps may need to be slightly altered to comply with your particular vehicle.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. On some models it is possible to remove the bulbs while the assembly is installed; check for access to the backside of the assembly. If the bulbs can be removed prior to removing the assembly, perform the following:
    1. Grasp the bulb socket and twist it 1 / 4 turn clockwise. Pull the bulb and socket out of the light assembly.
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    3. Grasp the light bulb to be removed and gently press it in toward its socket.
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    5. While pressing the bulb in, turn the bulb counterclockwise until the two little knobs on the bulb base clear the channels in the socket.
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    7. Pull the bulb up and out of its socket.
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  5. Using a Phillips screwdriver, remove the front turn signal bezel retaining screws (if equipped).
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  7. Pull the trim bezel off of the light assembly, if applicable.
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  9. Remove the turn signal assembly retaining screws.
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  11. Pull the assembly and gasket off of the front fender or valance.
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  13. Inspect the assembly gasket for tearing or crumbling. If any such damage is evident, replace the old gasket with a new one upon installation.
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  15. If the bulbs have not yet been removed, remove them at this time:
    1. Grasp the bulb socket and twist it 1 / 4 turn counterclockwise. Pull the bulb and socket out of the light assembly.
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    3. Grasp the light bulb to be removed and gently press it in toward its socket.
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    5. While pressing the bulb in, turn the bulb counterclockwise until the two little knobs on the bulb base clear the channels in the socket.
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    7. Pull the bulb up and out of its socket.
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  17. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure. During installation, make sure that the light bulb contacts are clean and free of corrosion.
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