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Thread: How to replace backup and parking lamps '87 DeVille

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    How to replace backup and parking lamps '87 DeVille

    I can't figure out how to access the backup light bulbs. Can't get to them from inside the trunk.

    I can locate the front turn signal bulbs, but not the small parking light bulbs.


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    Re: How to replace backup and parking lamps '87 DeVille

    I will have to check my car when I get a chance to head over to my Mom's house. I have replaced one of my reverse lights but can't remember how I did it. I will have an answer for you tomorrow.

    For the front lights you have to remove the whole housing from the car. Lay on the ground and look up at the front bumper and you will see what needs to be done. There are a few hex screws that must come out and then the whole lamp assembly just comes out the front rather easily.

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    Re: How to replace backup and parking lamps '87 DeVille

    The lamp-sockets for the back-up liights are accessible from underneath the car.....

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    Re: How to replace backup and parking lamps '87 DeVille

    Quote Originally Posted by dirt_cheap_fleetwood View Post
    I will have to check my car when I get a chance to head over to my Mom's house. I have replaced one of my reverse lights but can't remember how I did it. I will have an answer for you tomorrow.

    For the front lights you have to remove the whole housing from the car. Lay on the ground and look up at the front bumper and you will see what needs to be done. There are a few hex screws that must come out and then the whole lamp assembly just comes out the front rather easily.
    To change the headlight bulbs?? I just reached up from under the car and removed the sockets.....seemed easier to me, but......

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    Re: How to replace backup and parking lamps '87 DeVille

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave S Texas View Post
    To change the headlight bulbs?? I just reached up from under the car and removed the sockets.....seemed easier to me, but......
    No, the front turn signals, that is what he is asking about.

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    Re: How to replace backup and parking lamps '87 DeVille

    OK. The parking/turn-signal bulbs are both in the assembly. A couple of T-15 Torx screws to remove the assembly as I recall

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    Re: How to replace backup and parking lamps '87 DeVille

    Now I remember about the reverse lights. Remove the license plate and there are two screws behind it that allow you to very easily remove the reverse lights.

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    Re: How to replace backup and parking lamps '87 DeVille

    When you open the trunk lid there are 2 screws that hold the chrome facings on the reverse lights,remove the screws and the facings will come off,then pull the lights out to change bulbs.

    Thread dead for 7 years ??????
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