I bought an oem header panel for my 96 ciera. everything fits except for the side marker lights. there are no holes and the lights would be kinda "open". is there a bezzle that goes around the headlamps that the side markers would screw into so it would be sealed? the old panel seemed more framed around the side markers. or where can i look at the schematics of the header panel without having to buy a book?
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I had this message sent to me to solve....THIS IS MY QUESTION THAT I ASKED....LOL....SINCE THEN; I'VE BEEN INFORMED THAT YOU HAVE TO GO THROUGH THE OUTSIDE TAIL-LIGHTS TO GET TO THE MARKERS
DOES ANYONE ELSE KNOW ANOTHER WAY?
I have stainless steel covers over my tail-lights and will have to remove the "adhesive" on the covers to remove the tail-lights...HELP!
Your 94 engine has separate coolant temp sensor and gauge sender. The 96 engine incorporates both in the engine coolant temp sensor. The coolant temp sensor is near the t-stat, below the throttle body. Check to see how many wires are in this plug. If it only has two, you may be able to use the plug from the 96 motor and wire it into the wire where the original sensor was. You should be able to just color match. Not sure if you can get away with this but the 96 plug should have a third wire, and it's woth a try.
All front light bulbs should be accessible, you will need to remove the 2 headlight bulbs...be sure to match the amber color if your Ciera still has the original bulbs:) The side marker light bulbs are reachable and can be changed by removing the 1 hold down bolt too...:)
Disconnect the negative battery cable.
Fig. 5: Remove the trim panel fasteners - except wagon
Fig. 6: Carefully remove the trim panel - except wagon
Fig. 7: Pull the lamp assembly straight back and out of the opening
Remove the trim panel fasteners, then carefully remove the trim panel.
Remove the 2 retaining screws from the side of the lamp assembly, then pull the lamp assembly straight back and out of the opening.
Tilt the assembly downward for access to the sockets, then twist and remove the socket(s) from the lamp assembly. Replace the bulb(s), as necessary.
Installation is the reverse of removal.
Fig. 8: Tilt the assembly downward for access to the sockets
Fig. 9: Twist and remove the socket and bulb from the lamp assembly
Raise the liftgate, then remove the wedge blocks from each side of the liftgate assembly.
Remove the lower fasteners from the liftgate lower trim panel, by pushing in the center of each pin approximately 1?8 in. until it clicks, then remove the fastener.
Insert a screwdriver or small prybar into the hole in the lower trim panel (located near the wiper pivot on the pivot hump) so that the tool sits on top of the pivot. Lift up on the tool handle to disengage the trim panel upper clips, then remove the lower trim panel from the vehicle.
Unplug the high-mount brake light wiring harness.
Remove the brake light fasteners, then remove the lamp assembly from the liftgate.
To remove the bulb(s), push slightly on the top edge of the lens and rotate it away from the housing. Remove the bulb(s) from the housing.
In order to prevent the possibility of water leaks into the liftgate, inspect the lamp gasket for damage and replace, if necessary.
If removed, install the bulb(s) by inserting the bottom edge of the lens into the housing and snapping it into place.
Position the lamp into the liftgate and tighten the fasteners to 35 inch lbs. (4 Nm).
Connect the wiring harness to the lamp assembly.
Align the upper clips on the lower trim panel to the liftgate slots, then install the panel by pushing at the clip locations.
Reset the trim panel push-in fasteners by spreading the center pin tabs and moving the pin so that it sits approximately 1?4 in. out of the fastener. Insert the fasteners into the bottom of the trim panel and push the center pin until flush.
Install the liftgate wedge blocks.
Connect the negative battery cable and check for proper lamp operation.
Fig. 12: Removing the liftgate lower trim panel assembly - wagon
Fig. 13: Exploded view of the high-mount brake light bulb and lens assembly - wagon
To replace the sidemarker light on a 96 Towncar, raise the hood and open the black plastic flap behind the header panel on that side. There is a 11mm nut down about 5" on the side. Remove it. The screw is on the outside just past the plastic lens. Pull the light out far enough to unscrew the bulb socket.
Usually one of the holes in the marker light where screw goes in, has
metal contact where screw meets light, but if not, and they are not
push in wire connection type from behind, then just run your white wire
up through hole in housing, and bare the end & tighten it up under
screw holding light to body. White should be ground, brown should be
Usually one of the holes in the marker light where screw goes in, has metal contact where screw meets light, but if not, and they are not push in wire connection type from behind, then just run your white wire up through hole in housing, and bare the end & tighten it up under screw holding light to body. White should be ground, brown should be power.
Unscrew 3 - 4 screws on the front tire fendor cover close to your side marker light. Pull the fender cover out, use your other hand to reach the side marker light. Using twist and pull the light set out. Replace a new light bulb. Replace everything in a reverse order.
Remove 3 - 4 screws on fender cover close to side marker light. Pull
fender cover out a bit for you to use your other hand to reach side
marker light. By twisting on one direction and here you go the light
out. Replace new bulb and replace everything on reverse order.