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Guidance on removing front sidelights & indicators Ex Military 90

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Good morning,

 As per the title thread really. I have limited electrical / mechanical knowledge & have removed the screw on lenses & bulbs. How do I remove the lamp units from the wing panels?

 Any guidance or pictures would be gratefully received. I am at work for another week or so thus have no access to the vehicle presently. 

 Cheers, Paul

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Easier done than explained,  Unscrew front glass cover, remove bulb.  You’re now looking at a circular plate that has what looks like a black rubber washer round it, this is the front lip of the water proof shroud that extends through the wing.  Carefully and easy, prise this lip/shroud out towards you clear of the indicator body.  You should see 2/3 screws that hold the indicator body to the wing, remove screws and the body will come forward allowing you to disconnect the wires.

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I find it easiest to push the bulb holder from the back to get it out.

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1 hour ago, Red90 said:

I find it easiest to push the bulb holder from the back to get it out.

Yep you’re right.  I was remembering the rear light I took out, the back end was full of wet mud so I winkled it out from the front to save me getting caked.  

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Excellent - hopefully these will be out easily when I get back from work. Thanks for your replies Paddy & Red90

Paul

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Hello again,

 I got massively distracted last time I was home and only had a quick look at the lights; I saw how they came out but didn't actually remove them.

 I'm toying with the idea of replacing them with standard style lamps but Wipac LED versions; I run lamp guards & the Wipac LED maps are waterproof to IP67 which should suffice for my offroading these days.

 Question is; once I have removed the original military lights, are the standard 73mm lights a straight swap. 

 Also, any reason not to do this?

 Cheers, Paul

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If you do the indicators, you will also need to fit a new flasher relay and modify the dash indicator light or fot load resistors.

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Yup, already have LEDs on rear so have flasher relay in place.

Any idea if 73mm lights are a straight swap size wise with Military ones?

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They are just lights that screw on the outside of a flat panel.  Anything will work.

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Just a personal preference, I'd stick with the military items, far more robust.

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