GM Storm/Spectrum 1985-1993 Repair Guide

Signal and Marker Lights

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Front Turn Signal and Parking Lights
SPECTRUM
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the 2 screws attaching the turn signal lens and the housing to the front bumper.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the wiring at the 3 pole connector and remove the front turn signal as a unit.
  6.  
  7. Remove the light lens to replace the light bulb.
  8.  
  9. To install, reverse the removal procedure.
  10.  

STORM
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the two screws attaching the turn signal lamp lens and housing to the front bumper.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the 3 pole connector.
  6.  
  7. Remove the turn signal lamp unit.
  8.  
  9. Remove the bulb by turning the bulb socket counterclockwise.
  10.  
  11. To install, reverse the removal procedure.
  12.  

Side Marker Lights
SPECTRUM
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the screws attaching the side marker lens.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the wiring at the connector and remove the side marker lens.
  6.  
  7. Remove the light lens to replace the light bulb.
  8.  
  9. To install, reverse the removal procedure.
  10.  

STORM
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the two screws attaching the side marker lens and remove the lamp from the fender.
  4.  
  5. Remove the bulb by turning the bulb socket counterclockwise.
  6.  
  7. To install, reverse the removal procedure.
  8.  

Rear Turn Signal, Brake and Parking Lights
SPECTRUM
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Open the trunk lid and open the combination light lid (remove the 3 screws on the sedan).
  4.  
  5. Remove the bulb by turning the attaching knob and pull it out.
  6.  
  7. Remove the screw attaching the rear end trim cover and remove the light lens.
  8.  
  9. To install, reverse the removal procedure.
  10.  

STORM COUPE

See Figure 1

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Lift the luggage compartment floor carpet toward the front of the vehicle and remove the spare tire cover panel.
  4.  
  5. Remove the ten plastic retaining clips from the rear end trim panel.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the luggage compartment lamp electrical connector.
  8.  
  9. Remove the luggage compartment trim panel and the rear end trim panel.
  10.  
  11. Disconnect the rear combination lamp assembly electrical connector.
  12.  



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Fig. Fig. 1: Rear Turn Signal, Brake and Parking Lights - Storm

  1. Remove the seven nuts and the rear combination lamp assembly from the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the rear combination lamp electrical connector.
  4.  
  5. Remove the four bulb sockets from the rear combination lamp assembly and remove the four bulbs from the sockets.
  6.  

To install:
  1. Install the four bulbs to the sockets and install the four bulb sockets to the rear combination lamp assembly.
  2.  
  3. Connect the rear combination lamp electrical connector.
  4.  
  5. Install the rear combination lamp assembly to the vehicle and the seven nuts.
  6.  
  7. Connect the rear combination lamp assembly electrical connector.
  8.  
  9. Install the rear end trim panel and the luggage compartment trim panel.
  10.  
  11. Connect the luggage compartment lamp electrical connector.
  12.  
  13. Install the ten plastic retaining clips to the rear end trim panel.
  14.  
  15. Install the spare tire cover panel and the luggage compartment floor carpet.
  16.  
  17. Connect the negative battery cable.
  18.  

STORM HATCHBACK
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the rear combination lamp access panel from the luggage compartment trim panel.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the five nuts retaining the lamp housing.
  6.  
  7. Remove the rear combination lamp housing from the vehicle.
  8.  
  9. Disconnect the electrical connector.
  10.  
  11. Disconnect the sockets from the lamp housing by twisting.
  12.  
  13. Remove the bulbs from the sockets.
  14.  

To install:
  1. Install the bulbs in the sockets and install the sockets into the lamp housing.
  2.  
  3. Install the rear combination lamp housing to the vehicle and connect the electrical connector.
  4.  
  5. Tighten the five nuts to secure the lamp housing.
  6.  
  7. Install the rear combination lamp access panel to the luggage compartment trim panel.
  8.  
  9. Connect the negative battery cable.
  10.  

High-mount Brake Light
STORM
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the spare tire cover.
  4.  
  5. Remove the ten clips attaching the rear end trim panel and remove the rear end trim panel.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the luggage room lamp connector.
  8.  
  9. Remove the rear side trim panel.
  10.  
  11. Disconnect the connector.
  12.  
  13. Remove the seven nuts and the attachment to the rear combination lamp.
  14.  
  15. Disconnect the high mount stop lamp connector.
  16.  
  17. Remove the four inside and the four outside bolts from the rear garnish, and remove the rear garnish.
  18.  
  19. Peel the pad. Remove the two attachment screws to the lens and the housing.
  20.  
  21. Remove the lens and the housing assembly.
  22.  

To install:
  1. Install the lens and housing assembly.
  2.  
  3. Tighten the two attachment screws to the lens and housing. Replace the pad.
  4.  
  5. Install the rear garnish and tighten the four inside and four outside bolts.
  6.  
  7. Connect the high mount stop lamp connector.
  8.  
  9. Tighten the seven nuts and install the attachment to the rear combination lamp.
  10.  
  11. Install the rear side trim panel.
  12.  
  13. Connect the luggage room lamp connector.
  14.  
  15. Install the rear end trim panel and attach the ten clips.
  16.  
  17. Install the spare tire cover.
  18.  
  19. Connect the negative battery cable.
  20.  

Dome Light
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the dome light cover.
  4.  
  5. Remove the screws and the light housing.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the electrical connectors.
  8.  
  9. To install, reverse the removal procedure.
  10.  

Cargo Area Lamps
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the cargo area light cover.
  4.  
  5. Remove the screws and the light housing.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the electrical connectors.
  8.  
  9. To install, reverse the removal procedure.
  10.  

License Plate Lights
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the screws and the lens.
  4.  
  5. Remove the license plate lens and the socket.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the electrical connectors.
  8.  
  9. To install, reverse the removal procedure.
  10.  

 
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