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Techical Discussions => Tech- - ELECTRICAL => Topic started by: Jason Goldsack on June 17, 2008, 04:51:13 PM

Title: Turn signals on the fenders
Post by: Jason Goldsack on June 17, 2008, 04:51:13 PM
How the heck can you change the bulbs in the little lights on the fenders.. I want to get the signals up there working again.. but I can't see how to get them opne or even off on my 1965 Windsor...

Title: Turn signals on the fenders
Post by: Steve on June 17, 2008, 05:36:41 PM
Jason
 
I went through the entire FSM.  They tell you how they are packaged and all sorts of good stuff.  But they don't say one word about fixing them.
 
PM StitcherBob.  He had a couple of those in his shop not long ago.  Maybe he can tell you
Title: Turn signals on the fenders
Post by: Tom Dawson on June 17, 2008, 05:53:03 PM
 just remove the screw front the top
pull up the assembly
 pull the socket out of the lens
 untwist bulb
 reverse instructions
  Tom
Title: Turn signals on the fenders
Post by: Brian on June 17, 2008, 06:16:53 PM
Well they don't always want to unscrew from the plastic lense....lots of times they are fused to the lense and there is no way to get things loose to change out the bulb.
 
But cross your fingers and hope for the best.
 
Title: Turn signals on the fenders
Post by: Stitcherbob on June 17, 2008, 07:59:17 PM
They'll probably figger it out before I can find those in me shop.....

Title: Turn signals on the fenders
Post by: Jason Goldsack on June 18, 2008, 03:21:34 AM
They don't unscrew from the top.. it's underneath and you can barely got to them from underneath

Title: Turn signals on the fenders
Post by: Steve on June 18, 2008, 04:48:51 AM
Quote from: 1965Windsor361
They don't unscrew from the top.. it's underneath and you can barely got to them from underneath
 
I know you need to take the horns out on the right and the battery on the left.  But to exactly what you do when you get there, I don't know.
Title: Turn signals on the fenders
Post by: Dan Cluley on June 18, 2008, 04:55:21 PM
The lamp socket is just a friction fit into the bottom of the lens housing. 
 
So you "should" be able to just reach in there, find the wires, follow them up to the socket and wiggle it a little and pull it right out.
 
If it is stuck too solidly, there are two 3/8" nuts that hold the lens housing to the chrome part.  Remove those, and the whole thing will come out.
 
I have pretty skinny  arms, but had no problem doing the passenger side with the horns in place.  The drivers side, you definitely need to remove the washer fluid tank, and maybe the battery.(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/22/fender_top_turn_signal.JPG)
Title: Turn signals on the fenders
Post by: steve fogel on June 18, 2008, 07:05:06 PM
the Hurst has a Philips screw on top with a separate peg for positioning.......the bulb is very very tiny and they are hard to find......yours don't look as rare......we had to exchange a few bulbs from a separate set to get them to work.......nice to have yer fender lights......best part of C body.......pain in the neck to fix
Title: Turn signals on the fenders
Post by: Dan Cluley on June 18, 2008, 11:13:07 PM
Most of the later cars had the kind with the screw on top, but 65-66 Chrysler definitely comes apart from the bottom only.
Title: Turn signals on the fenders
Post by: firedome on June 19, 2008, 04:20:12 AM
That's right - my '72 T & C and '73 Custom 'burb had the phillips screws right on top.

my '65 Newport and '66 NYer had 'em underneath - a real pain.



Title: Turn signals on the fenders
Post by: Steve on June 19, 2008, 12:43:42 PM
The originals on Polaraco were under.  I changed them to the top mounts.  Those top mounts you are talking about started in 73
Title: Turn signals on the fenders
Post by: summer scheifer on March 02, 2012, 10:27:03 PM

Quote from: 1965Windsor361
How the heck can you change the bulbs in the little lights on the fenders (http://www.jcwhitney.com/fenders/c1032j1s17.jcwx).. I want to get the signals up there working again.. but I can't see how to get them opne or even off on my 1965 Windsor...
try to buy some manuals. you get the right answer if you have them.. have the problem on fenders before so  bought some manuals and thats a big help

Title: Turn signals on the fenders
Post by: Snotty on March 05, 2012, 11:55:48 AM
I think you will have to remove the fender well to get to those underneath screws.  However, can you get to them if you remove your headlights?  When we were hooking up Steve's (Hurst) the fender wells were removed, but we also had easy access to them through the headlight assembly.