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Old November 16th, 2006, 05:41 PM
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Relocating bumper turn signals to the upper light housing

Pasted from the help section:

You'll need
2 stop/tail lamp assemblies from a Series III/ Euro Defender (part# RTC5523) and
2 amber lenses for the same (part # 589285).

1. Remove the factory turn signal from the bumper and the lower marker light.
2. You will need to blend the wiring; putting the parking light wiring (red w/ black stripe) to the red wire on
the new lamp. Then take the turn signal wire (green w/red stripe LH) and (green w/white stripe RH) and
attach it to the green w/ purple wire on the lamp assembly.
3. Then attach the black ground wire to the black ground wire on the lamp.
4. Install it in the 90 just like the one you took out. Chuck the red lens and install the amber lens and now
you will still have all 4 marker lights and the lower one will flasher brighter (and at the normal speed)
when you turn.

If your 90 has the modern black backed lights you will have to do some wire cutting and you should paint the white base of the new lamp black so it looks the same when you install it.


From Bryan (directions courtesy of ECR)
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Old March 17th, 2007, 10:50 AM
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From 2 pots: April 9th 2004 (Doug Paoletti) , then April 14th 2006 (Andy Radlcraft)
I got these from Phil who got them from ECR:

> > Remove the signal lights and the headlight trim and headlight.
> > Follow the wiring from the turn signal that is in the bumper. It will go through a grommet in the
> > lower fender. Follow it until you find where it > > plugs into 2 black barrel like fittings (called
> > Lucar connectors). Unplug the bumper lamp wiring.
> >
> > Then follow the wires from the back of the lower parking light. Remove these wires from their >> Lucar connectors (they just pull out, unless corroded) then plug these wires into the Lucar
>> connectors that the old bumper turn signal used to turn into. This converts the lower parking >> light into a turn signal.
> >
> > Now replace the bulb with an 1156 bulb from your local parts store and you are done. Well, you >> have to do the other side.
> >
> > If you want to get really trick you can order a stop/tail light from Rovers North #RTC5523 and >> wire it up so that you will still have both upper and lower parking lights (same theory as above) >> but you will also connect the red parking light wire as well. Then toss the red lens they sent with >> it and install your old amber lens. This will keep your factory look, but will give you a turn signal >> in the lower lamp.
> >
> > Sometimes this simple swap can be a bitch becuase Rover didn't leave the wires very long, so it >> can be aggrevating to get everything plugged in.
> >
> > Have fun!!
> > ECR
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