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Kronic Budz
02-07-2008, 09:25 PM
ok well just got my smoke side markers. How do u take them stockies off? Iv heard a credit card works well. Im sure taking the light out and putting it into the new one is easy. But do they just pop right off?\

BTW 1997 a4

Durkin
02-07-2008, 09:34 PM
if they're anything like face lift a4's.. i just wrapped a flathead with electrical tape so metal wasnt touching paint, and then just popped it out. i did that when i smoked the side markers on my old a4. but the square pre-face lift might be different?

Kronic Budz
02-07-2008, 09:36 PM
if they're anything like face lift a4's.. i just wrapped a flathead with electrical tape so metal wasnt touching paint, and then just popped it out. i did that when i smoked the side markers on my old a4. but the square pre-face lift might be different?



alright thanks man, im thinking ill just try and pry it with a flathead or credit card, probably tape around the clear corner just in case i slip because i prob will with my luck, thanks

Ado
02-07-2008, 09:37 PM
where in the bay are you at?

Durkin
02-07-2008, 09:49 PM
ill just try and pry it with a flathead or credit card

just be careful... once out, the bulbs should twist right out of the side marker, and even if the wires fall back into the fender (did on one of mine) you'll be able to get them out with pliers, so don't panic if that happens...

onemoremile
02-07-2008, 10:38 PM
Park tire levers. Handy little suckers. Also great for all kinds of trim panels and whatnot.

http://www.discoverycycle.com/tire%20levers.jpg

itsbigj05
02-08-2008, 08:27 AM
theres a little clip holding them in on the side closest to the door. just use a screw driver to pop them out and be careful not to lose the wires in the fender. i learned this one the hard way lol.

98a4
02-08-2008, 08:40 AM
Credit cards work well too and wont damage paint like screwdrivers will

LowA4
02-08-2008, 09:11 AM
I just used my hands. I pulled out on the backside of the light (closest to the door) and it popped out.

Militant-Grunt
02-08-2008, 09:20 AM
There is a clip in the back that holds in it, I replaced an orange one with my smoked when I had the whole fender out. (Was replacing my damaged one.) Be careful not to drop the bulb socket inside otherwise you're going to have fun fishing.

Kronic Budz
02-08-2008, 11:38 AM
ok well here is a little update. The side markers were pretty easy to take off. I taped around them on the paint so i didnt slip and scratch the paint. A couple people said that the little clip was on the door side of the marker. For me it was on the front of the cars side. I turned a credit card sideways and just pushed and pried untill it shot out of its hole. After that it was all downhill. Here are a couple before and after pictures.

I really thought that smoked would look darker to match the paint but i still like it a lot. Still glad i got it over clear.

http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/9591/1000207in8.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/4703/1000208np2.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/4703/1000208np2.02c20e7ec0.jpg (http://g.imageshack.us/g.php?h=516&i=1000208np2.jpg)

boostedup
02-08-2008, 12:35 PM
ok well here is a little update. The side markers were pretty easy to take off. I taped around them on the paint so i didnt slip and scratch the paint. A couple people said that the little clip was on the door side of the marker. For me it was on the front of the cars side. I turned a credit card sideways and just pushed and pried untill it shot out of its hole. After that it was all downhill. Here are a couple before and after pictures.

I really thought that smoked would look darker to match the paint but i still like it a lot. Still glad i got it over clear.

http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/9591/1000207in8.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/4703/1000208np2.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/4703/1000208np2.02c20e7ec0.jpg (http://g.imageshack.us/g.php?h=516&i=1000208np2.jpg)



good, now do your front clear corners.......[wrench]

Kronic Budz
02-08-2008, 12:50 PM
i no man, i would really love to get new 1 piece headlights eventually but i don't have the money now for that, im slowly modding my car in the cheapest convenient ways possible. haha

speedydragon
02-08-2008, 12:53 PM
I'll sell you my us spec 1 piecers (cc'ed) if I find some ecodes ^.^ the down side of my housings are that is has been sprayed santorin blue to match the exterior of my car :| if you want them, I'll give it to you for like $150 or something. They're worth around $200-$220 on these forums.

Kronic Budz
02-08-2008, 01:53 PM
I'll sell you my us spec 1 piecers (cc'ed) if I find some ecodes ^.^ the down side of my housings are that is has been sprayed santorin blue to match the exterior of my car :| if you want them, I'll give it to you for like $150 or something. They're worth around $200-$220 on these forums.


no thanks man no scrillz[mad]