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Old 01-26-2004, 02:21 PM   #1
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Default 350Z clear front reflector marker installation

http://www.courtesyparts.com/Merchan...de=99995-Z33CL

can u guys show me how to install it????


how do u get to it????


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Old 01-26-2004, 02:30 PM   #2
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go through the wheel well.

passenger side will require you to remove the bumper partially.
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Old 01-26-2004, 02:35 PM   #3
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how do i remove the bumper partially????

so how did u rate this work????

from 1 to 10, 10 being the most difficult


is it worth it??? i liked clear because my car is white

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Old 01-26-2004, 02:38 PM   #4
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http://www.my350z.com/forum/showthre...light=ares+led

thats a good writeup with good photos.

just ignore the wiring.

its a 4 or 5 I guess. a bit of work, mostly time, just screws and rivots. take your time and you'll get through it.
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Old 01-26-2004, 02:43 PM   #5
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thanxxxxxxxx


so u replaced urs too

how do u like it???
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i have super black and i love my smoked ones

but i cheated, i just had the body shop swap em out when they were painting my front bumper
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Old 01-26-2004, 05:17 PM   #7
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Driver's side is cake, very easy. Do that one first to orient you to how they are attached. The passenger side is a ***** if you leave the bumper on like I did. You can do it without removing the bumper, but it helps to have someone helping hand you stuff and pulling back on the wheel well plastics so you can slide your entire arm inside the bumper while lying on your back. I kept thinking I was playing Twister, and loosing. Took about 1 hr to do (5 min for drivers side, 55 min pass side).

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i was thinking put white sticker on it so make it white also

what do u guys think????

it just too much work to mess up my Z
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stickers dont reflect... but yeah... it will work. might look a bit funny.
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my friend and i took off our bumpers. we did both cars in 50 minutes. it is very easy if you take the bumper off. quick and easy with 2 people working on the car. we jacked up the car and i took off my front tires.. he left his on. much easier to me with them off.
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all you need to do is remove the front bumper, if you have never done it, expect about 30 minutes (being careful not do break anything), if you have done it before, it will take you less than 10 minutes to remove the bumper, and another minute or two to replace those reflectors.

No need to take the tire out, just turn the wheel to the right when taking out the bumper screws on the left side of the car so you have clearance, and vice versa.
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wow thanx everyone

hi Jun

how many screws for the bumper???


can u give more details??? any cover i need to take off tooo????
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is blue l.e.d legal in CA???

where can i buy the blue LED light kit????


and how much????

anyone one knows a good deal for the clear reflector and blue L.E.D????


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you can do it without removing the front bumper, all you need to do is purchase this screw driver from sears that looks like an S for the passenger side. you will need to take off the splash guard though, do a search for clear marker install 20min. i have the link at home if you cant find it.
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i was thinking put white sticker on it so make it white also

what do u guys think????

it just too much work to mess up my Z
ick to the stickers

it's a z, put the effort into it
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Best thing to do if you can't do it yourself... is to get it installed when you take it to your dealer (like when you get your maintenance or oil change)... they usually do it for free...

Or you can go to any auto mechanic shop...(with those hydraulic lifts...) and just see if they can install it for a decent price...

I got mine installed for $20 bucks... but then again, i know the people...
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but what is the best way to do it????

remove the bumper or don't remove the bumper
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heres the thing.

to remove the bumper you have to atleast partially remove the wheel wells. now on the drivers side, once the wheel well is out of the way, you have full access to the reflector, 2 screws and its out, new one in.

passenger side, go into the wheel well and you run straight into the windsheild washer resevour. so you remove the bumper screws in there, then the ones underneither, and above. basicly removing your bumper, but if you just remove half of it, you can get your hand in there to do what you need to.
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yeah, it would have taken us less than 50 minutes for both cars, but we werent quite sure what we were doing on my car. when we got to his and immediately took off the bumper, we just flew right through.

initially, we tried to save time by not taking my buper off and squeezing inside with those 90 degree screwdrivers, but in the end, it was a lot easier for us to just take the bumper off. your experience may differ from ours.
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"pearl " when u get ur clear corners in post some pix please cuz i have a white one too and i was thinking of getting the clear corners. thnxx
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