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As far as tools needed to do this, below is what I used.
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I used the existing opening in the housing as a guide, measuring 3 times and cutting once! I didn’t want to have to replace the housing, as the wrecking yard wanted $50 for another! I used my air grinder with a small burr to start the hole, proceeded to the sanding cartridge to center and correctly size (1.060”) the hole, and then back to the burr to cut the notches for the socket.
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After closely checking for clearance issues between the socket and the body of the car, I decided to orientate the socket notches about 20 degrees from where they were on the existing socket so there would be no interference between the socket and the car body.
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The sockets fit on the housing like so.
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And......
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To make it look better and to secure the wiring, I used black tape and wrapped the wiring together.
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Here’s a shot of the completed wiring re-installed on my Bull. You can tell the turn signal socket is older (it was also exposed to the weather, but was not corroded).
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Got the lights re-installed on my car, and here’s how they look w/ just the turn signal lit.
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And w/ the brake lights on.
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The first light took me about 40 minutes, but the second one only took me maybe 20.

I STILL HAVE TO FINISH THE WIRING. This was the easier part for me, so now I just have to actually change the wiring around for them to work properly. Hopefully I’ll have time by the weekend for that.

Here’s another idea if you’ve got the 2000 to 2004 lights. Why not make the lower bulb your brake light since it’s already red, and use the main light as your turn signal & running light? Give your Bull more of a Euro feel!

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