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Replace front right turn signal bulb

2005 STS; passenger side front turn signal bulb is burnt out. Any suggestions on how to access the bulb. I see one screw in the lens, and 3 in the overhang above it. Before I start taking things apart thought I might get some advice here. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Of course the mechanic want $75 to do this.

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You will hear a lot of people telling you to take bumper off take off the tire, jack it up and saw your arm off when it falls... While that sounds fun I just did it my way. With the turn signal all you have to do is take off the trim piece in front of the wheel well. Make sure you have enough room to get one or both arms in there. Once you get to that point, you will see two black caps. These are just covers top one is turn bottom is fog. Mine was pretty locked on so i popped it off with a screwdriver. Put the new bulb in and wrap it up.

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(see Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4)
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  2. Slide the lens assembly forward until access to the rear is possible.
  3. If necessary, unplug the bulb electrical connection.
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Fig. 1: Remove the lens upper retaining screw and the fender side retaining screw

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Fig. 2: If necessary, unplug the bulb's electrical connection

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Fig. 3: Turn the bulb socket assembly counterclockwise and remove it from the lens

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Fig. 4: Remove the bulb from the socket



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  1. Align the bulb's locating pins, then install the bulb in the socket.
  2. Attach the socket to the lens and turn it clockwise to engage it.
  3. If removed, attach the bulb electrical connection.
  4. Place the lens into position, then tighten the fender side and upper retaining screws.

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High Beams - Osram Nightbreakers H7
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    1. Remove the lens upper retaining screw and the fender side retaining screw.
    2. Slide the lens assembly forward until access to the rear is possible.
    3. If necessary, unplug the bulb electrical connection.
    4. Turn the bulb socket assembly counterclockwise and remove it from the lens.
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      Fig. 1: Remove the lens upper retaining screw and the fender
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      Fig. 2: If necessary, unplug the bulb's electrical connection
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      Fig. 4: Remove the bulb from the socket
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