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I was getting sick of the little amber reflector so i decided i am taking it out, i baked it in the oven thats right the oven for like 20-25 min at 220F. i had to take off the lense so i baked to lossen up the epoxy. i'm sure there is a way to do it easier but it worked for me.

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i love the upgrade couldnt get rid of the fluted part b/c it is one with the lense but it looks much much better ENJOY!!!
 

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i have done the same thing with my 87 deville almost 1 year ago, had to customize internal pieces also. Caddy will be painted Royal Blue Flake in july 2006, the pontiac is my dads friends, who gave me the left over flakes
(enough for 3 cars). Next month, 14x6 wires/cooper rubber. ALL CHROME, NO COLOUR (exept taillights).
 

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Very creative. But i wont recomend it... in-fact i would advise against it. i just got done baking my corners at 220f for 25 min, and not only did that not loosen the apoxy, but it warped the orange lense in both housings and the clear lense on one.... used my gas oven, maybe that was the problem, but i cant imagine what i did differently! now the search for at least one new housing.

Edit: I would like to add that the corner that didnt appear to have warped so badly now no longer fits properly.
 

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That does look very sharp. I would like to do that myself but, I am afraid of using the oven. I have a commerical grade gas oven and I can just see that ending in disaster. I'm glad it worked out for you, it does look very nice. I'm still going to keep serching for the export model Euro lenses. I'll just have to drill the hole out for the marker socket.
 

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The CTS and CTS-V guys have been fighting over this for quite a while. We finally figured out a way to replace the fog lamp lens with one from an STS-V. A few people have gotten the baking to work, but there were some casualties.
 

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When I took my lenses out of their housings, I used a heat gun to loosen the epoxy and gently worked it out, one little spot at a time... :)

-Elo
 

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i used a blow dryer. worked real good and took only 10-15 mins to take uppart one lamp. and bought sealant from home depot when put it back together. haven't seen another 00 deville wit clear lenses here in houston.
its good to be different.
 

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Not sure about CA laws...

This I do know:

The only thing you have to worry about is having WHITE light coming out the back of your car. There can be no white lights shining out the back of your car if you are travelling forward. That's why you get pulled over for a busted taillamp that's shining white and the cop tells you to put red duct tape over it as a temporary fix.

I think you should be fine with having clear corners as long as your bulb still shines yellow.
 
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