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    An opera light replacment vendor (not OEM), thank GOD!

    Save anybody hours on the internet-here you go-

    I just ordered a set of opera lights from this website. They offer a non-LED version but I went with LED. Foot print on my 4 door pillar was 14/16" wide from molding to molding and they have a bunch of options that should cover the old lights foot print. I will post picture when finished.

    http://www.mtgparts.com/opera-lights/
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    Re: An opera light replacment vendor (not OEM), thank GOD!

    cool! I know lots of people need to replace their lights including me on my 87!

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    The ones on my 86 work, but they look like nightlights. They're pretty dim.

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    Re: An opera light replacment vendor (not OEM), thank GOD!

    good point/// thanks

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    Re: An opera light replacment vendor (not OEM), thank GOD!

    Quote Originally Posted by Dvunee View Post
    Save anybody hours on the internet-here you go-

    I just ordered a set of opera lights from this website. They offer a non-LED version but I went with LED. Foot print on my 4 door pillar was 14/16" wide from molding to molding and they have a bunch of options that should cover the old lights foot print. I will post picture when finished.

    http://www.mtgparts.com/opera-lights/
    Do you know if the opera lights (and the chrome housings) from a 90-92 FWB will fit my '86 FWB?
    How do you plan on replacing your old ones and putting in the new ones? Can you give me some instructions on how to do this? Keep us posted (with pics if possible)

    Thx

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    Re: An opera light replacment vendor (not OEM), thank GOD!

    I recall linking them in a past discussion on the topic of Brougham opera lamps. I just replaced the innards of some with modern materials designed to withstand UV lights and that was that. Never installed them yet. The only tricky bit is removing the lens without breaking it. Comes right off with a razor knife.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BroHamm

    Do you know if the opera lights (and the chrome housings) from a 90-92 FWB will fit my '86 FWB?
    How do you plan on replacing your old ones and putting in the new ones? Can you give me some instructions on how to do this? Keep us posted (with pics if possible)

    Thx
    I do not think the 90-92 housing will work on an 86, not without modding the vinyl top. IIRC the 90-92 housings are put directly over the metal.

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    Re: An opera light replacment vendor (not OEM), thank GOD!

    Quote Originally Posted by cadillac kevin View Post
    I do not think the 90-92 housing will work on an 86, not without modding the vinyl top. IIRC the 90-92 housings are put directly over the metal.
    I removed the vinyl top completely Now the opera lights looks stupid w/o the vinyl around it. I was thinking I could just removed the old housing and light and replace it with the 90-92 full chrome housing and light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BroHamm

    I removed the vinyl top completely Now the opera lights looks stupid w/o the vinyl around it. I was thinking I could just removed the old housing and light and replace it with the 90-92 full chrome housing and light.
    In that case, go for it.

    Are you putting the top back on? If not, what are you doing about the back window?
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    Re: An opera light replacment vendor (not OEM), thank GOD!

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    In that case, go for it.

    Are you putting the top back on? If not, what are you doing about the back window?
    Good question. I haven't figured it out yet. Any ideas? I'll try to upload some pics

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    Re: An opera light replacment vendor (not OEM), thank GOD!

    Quote Originally Posted by BroHamm View Post
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    Good question. I haven't figured it out yet. Any ideas? I'll try to upload some pics
    Flat black paint inside around opening and really dark tint inside opening?
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    Re: An opera light replacment vendor (not OEM), thank GOD!

    That sounds like the best Idea yet, because I was thinking about 3m door trim molding or something like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BroHamm
    That sounds like the best Idea yet, because I was thinking about 3m door trim molding or something like that.
    To do no vinyl roof properly, you'll need a deville back window and the accompanying window trim.
    Personally, I'd put a top back on it. They look goofy with no top.

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