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Old January 5th, 2012, 10:17 AM
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94' - Front Directionals

Installed a new bumper and need to convert the lower parking lights to directionals. I would like to retain the look of the original four directionals while converting the lower ones to a two filament parking/directional.

Installing a 95/97 stop/tail housing with an amber directional lens will work, but I would like to retain all four at the same smaller OEM diameter of the 94'. The 95/97 stop/tail bulb holder will not fit in the directionals (but with a Dremel and JB Weld, it could be made to work).

Is there another way to accompish this?
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Old January 5th, 2012, 02:23 PM
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do a search this has a write up somewhere
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Old January 5th, 2012, 02:32 PM
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do a search this has a write up somewhere
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You can get them to not turn on when the position lights are one by simply wiring the turn signals ( my 110 is like that )

If you want them to be on ( all 4 ) and turn as well, get a row rear light , put the amber cover and be done
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Old January 5th, 2012, 03:47 PM
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If you want them to be on ( all 4 ) and turn as well, get a row rear light , put the amber cover and be done
Good call re: the ROW rear light. I will try that. This post from 2004 says the same thing, but it references the larger dia light with the pedestal. Not intested in that.


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 because Rover didn't leave the wires very long, so it can be aggravating to get everything plugged in.


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The new lights come will come with 4 ft of wiring to plug in the dist groomet
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When I did mine I used a ROW dual filament bulb holder and harness (it didn't come with one) and simply wired both the running lamps and turn signals in. Works like a charm!

what bumper did you get?
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Works like a charm!

what bumper did you get?
And it looks like a charm. ROW is the way to go, thanks.

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Old January 5th, 2012, 08:40 PM
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The other thing I did when I swapped out my lights was change the harness connectors to be the GM style weatherpack connectors for a little more reliable and water tight connection.

bumper looks good!
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