ParkAvenue 1997-1999

Exterior Lighting 2

Print

Side Marker Lights



Specific to:

Buick LeSabre 1986-1999

Buick Park Avenue 1996-1999

Oldsmobile 88 1992-1999

Oldsmobile Delta 88 1986-1988

Oldsmobile LSS 1996-1999

Pontiac Bonneville 1987-1999

  1. Disengage the bulb and socket assembly from the lens housing.
  2.  



Click image to see an enlarged view

Fig. The driver's side marker light can be accessed through the engine compartment. On the passenger's side (shown), you may have to reach under the vehicle

  1. Gently grasp the light bulb and pull it straight out of the socket.
  2.  



Click image to see an enlarged view

Fig. Twist the light bulb and socket to unlock it, remove the assembly and pull the bulb from the socket



Click image to see an enlarged view

Fig. Simply pull this side marker light bulb straight from its socket

To install:

  1. Before installing the light bulb into the socket, ensure that all electrical contact surfaces are free of corrosion or dirt.
  2.  
  3. Line up the base of the light bulb with the socket, then insert the light bulb into the socket until it is fully seated.
  4.  
  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.
  6.  
  7. Install the socket and bulb assembly into the lens housing.
  8.  

Removal & Installation
Rear
  1. If equipped, remove the side marker lens assembly retaining screws. The lens may be secured with Torx® screws, depending upon the year of your vehicle.
  2.  



Click image to see an enlarged view

Fig. Use a Torx® driver to unfasten the rear side marker lens retaining screws

  1. If there are no lens retaining screws, use a flat-bladed tool wrapped in cloth to carefully pry the lens off, to access the bulbs.
  2.  
  3. Pull the lamp assembly away from the side of the vehicle to access the light bulb and connector.
  4.  



Click image to see an enlarged view

Fig. Pull the lamp assembly out in order to access the bulb and connector

  1. Turn the bulb and socket to disengage the lens retainers, then remove the bulb and socket from the lamp.
  2.  



Click image to see an enlarged view

Fig. The pins (1) have to be disengaged from the lens retainers (2) in order to remove the bulb and socket assembly

  1. Pull the bulb straight out of the socket and replace if necessary.
  2.  



Click image to see an enlarged view

Fig. Remove the bulb by pulling it straight out of the socket

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
  2.  

Testing



Brake & Turn Signals

Modern turn signals first came into general use in the United States in the 1950's. Testing the turn signal circuit can be done with a simple test light.

Turn Signal & Marker Lights



Specific to:

Buick LeSabre 1986-1999

Buick Park Avenue 1996-1999

Oldsmobile 88 1992-1999

Oldsmobile Delta 88 1986-1988

Oldsmobile LSS 1996-1999

Pontiac Bonneville 1987-1999

The replacement of all the light bulbs is straightforward. First look for the easiest way to access the connector. If you can reach under the car to the connector with your hand, then you won't need to remove the lens assembly. If there is no way to reach the bulb or the connector, you must check for an access cover or see if the lens cover has screws. If the lens is secured by screws, removing the lens would be best access to the bulb. If the lens has no screws showing on the outside of the vehicle, then access is from the back side. Once you have access to the bulb, simply grasp the connector and turn counterclockwise to align the slots, then remove the bulb from the lens housing.

 
label.common.footer.alt.autozoneLogo