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marker blinker lights. They add a little bit of european style
to your car, plus it adds a small degree of safety when driving.
These side blinker lights are there for a reason and come mounted
on many european cars. If a car is next to you in lane, when you
change lanes, it is difficult for them to see your intentions.
With side marker blinker lights installed, there is a clear indication
of what you want to do, you want to change lanes and they can
We sell these kits for under $20.00 a pair including yellow amber
bulbs, made by RACTIVE. Its easy to install, but
requires a little bit of mechnical knowledge and some courage.
We have heard quotes from $30.00 to as much as $100.00 to install
a pair of these side marker lights. Well show you step by
step how to do it, this is a easy weekend project. Although this
installation was done on a Accord Coupe, it can apply to ANY vehicle.
Well show you a few shortcuts and a few tips.
Some of them is going to save you a lot of time, other
tips are going to help you and prevent you from denting or scratching
your car by accident (but if you do scratch or dent your car,
its your fault, so be careful!)
We are going to show you a tool AUTOTOYS.COM installers have been
using since we have been installing. It is a simple mechanical
tool and can be bought from Radio Shack. There is automatic versions
available which is available from tool manufacturers like Bosch
which we do have, but well keep it simple. Why and how do
we use this tool? Well, this tool has always been in our toolbox
because we used it to cut small holes in metal for speaker openings,
enlarge door cavities to mount doorlock actuators, things like
that. Your local performance shop may not know about it because
they really never had a need for it.
Remember, we write these articles to help you. They take a lot
of time to research, photograph and document. Its free.
one of our articles online is written and photographed in detail.
Maybe, just maybe if you see how easy it is, you may buy the products
from us because we gave you a template on installation.
can give out or post our TECH SECTION link directly, you can give
your friends the link, post it on your favorite car talk forum,
but we ask you not to open this page in ANY FRAMES or WINDOWS
on YOUR SITE, do not copy our images, to other retailers
that sell the same or similar products - do not refer YOUR
CUSTOMERS (if you sell the same products) to our site (you
support your customers, well support ours...do the work
if you can), we highly discourage it and we can get quite
grouchy about these situations.
Since we wrote this article back in 2001, we had every single
retailer and website copy our pictures and even our wording. If
you see something like what is pictured here on ANOTHER RETAILER'S
SITE (even down to copying the tools we used), you KNOW AUTOTOYS.COM
WROTE IT ORIGINALLY!
They didnt write it because they have no idea how to install or
help you with your purchase!
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yourself a piece of cardboard... We ship thousands of packages,
cardboard was all around us! Use a small piece, or trim one
to this size.
a marker and a sharp razor blade.
your light on top of the cardboard, GO AROUND IT with the
CUT A HOLE about 1/4 of a inch INSIDE of the border you
just drew. DO NOT CUT ON THE LINE, cut 1/4 inch INSIDE the
a light into the cardboard for a test fit. It works! This
is it! PERFECT
autotoys.com shows you how....
take a closer look.
here it is from the back. Exactly how you need to cut it.
up the area around where you want to work. Use good masking
We lined up our masking tape with the lines of this accord.
You dont want your light to be off angle right? Take
a look at how we lined it up
that template we made earlier?
use it and draw a circle.
will need a sharp drill bit.
here is our cobalt drill bit and a UNIBIT (can be purchased
from any home store, we buy them from snap-on trucks) --
but this bit is optional, it is not REQUIRED but makes things
is the secret weapon, from our tool box. Its a sheet metal
nibbler. It will allow you to finish this job quickly, safely
and neatly! You can buy this part at any Radio shack, its
very inexpensive and it can be used later for other things.
It cuts plastic, metal, whatever...
unibit, ENLARGE the hole so you can insert the nibbler.
This is entirely optional, you can always use a larger drill
bit to accomplish the same thing.
careful in this step. Take a look.
started to go LEFT with our nibbler, see how neat it is!!
down, like your mother said, stay within the lines!!
it only took like 5-10 minutes to get all this removed!!!
is where we drilled, this tool gives us so much control we
went under and around where we drilled, shown here.
fit. Nibble out the areas where you need extra space, but
NOT TOO MUCH!!!!
We had some extra touch up paint from Honda around. Our fit
was nice and tight. We touched up the area where we nibbled
out, the exposed metal.
put a LOT of touch up paint all around the perimeter of
the exposed metal, BEFORE IT DRIED, we placed the light
in. The paint while it was drying HELPED keep the light
in place (slightly!) and helps prevents rusting also!
used a clear flat smoke version.
carry 4 versions in our BULB department (CLICK ON SHOP NOW)
carry flat smoke, flat clear, raised smoke and raised clear.
people like the clear look, some people like it flat, some
people like it raised, whatever you like, we have it! Shown
here is the flat smoke version.
shot. Perfectly lined up and it looks GREAT!!!!
CAN DO IT TOO!
sells these side blinkers for under $20.00 a pair. For $20.00
a pair, we also give you the yellow amber bulbs too, so it
is READY TO BLINK. However, we wanted some style, so we replaced
the amber bulbs it comes with and put in some hiperwhite Polarg
M4 194/168 bulbs. Youll see the end result!
our BULB department if you want these same bulbs or other
ones in different colors. I guess green and red will look
nice, but only at shows or at the track.
wire them. Turn your wheel to the left. Remove the 2 clips.
here is a panel popper tool. Its for sale in our TOOLS department,
it fits perfectly under the plugs and removes them without
breaking them. You can also use this tool to tuck wires, pull
panels off doors, etc, great for the toolbox and always in
stock at AUTOTOYS.COM.
bulb comes with 2 male spade connectors.
will need 2 FEMALE spade connectors to get it connected. We
also recommend like 10 feet of speaker wire.
the FEMALE SPADE CONNECTORS and the SPEAKER wire is AVAILABLE
in our TOOLS DEPARTMENT and is VERY CHEAP! Why run to the
store, buy it all at once, everything you will need.
of the M4 bulb and the wires inserted. Almost done!
the wires halway across, replace the plugs.
shows you how to connect and run the wires.
is where you connect the wires in this car
here is the connection with 2 red t-taps and 2 male spades
(available in our tools department under connectors). Replace
bulb to factory housing, replace plugs. YOU ARE DONE!
GREAT with the HIPERWHITE bulb installed.
WHY WASTE TIME!
DO IT RIGHT!
GET THE SIDE MARKERS IN OUR BULB DEPARTMENT!
See our BULB department here
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