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Average Install Time... #116587 Mar 3, 12:38pm Mar 3, 12:38pm
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Average Install Time...
About how long does it take to install a set of tail lights?

Is it something I can start at about 9pm in my garage on a work night? Or should I wait for the weekend?

Re: Average Install Time... [Re: ArchV] #116588 Mar 3, 12:39pm Mar 3, 12:39pm
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15 maybe 20 mins thumbsup

Re: Average Install Time... [Re: trog2233] #116589 Mar 3, 12:39pm Mar 3, 12:39pm
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Originally Posted by trog2233
15 maybe 20 mins thumbsup



werd!

Re: Average Install Time... [Re: ArchV] #116590 Mar 3, 12:43pm Mar 3, 12:43pm
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That fast eh? Probably take me at least 30 minutes then since I'm a n00b and installing stuff smile

The hard part for me is getting the damn plastics off and back on. It might be alittle tricky because I have a sub box that I've never tried moving (it's custom built over the bump where the strut brace would go).

I might give it a shot tonight then if it really is a quick process once the plastics are off.

Re: Average Install Time... [Re: ArchV] #116591 Mar 3, 12:47pm Mar 3, 12:47pm
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Originally Posted by ArchV
That fast eh? Probably take me at least 30 minutes then since I'm a n00b and installing stuff smile

The hard part for me is getting the damn plastics off and back on. It might be alittle tricky because I have a sub box that I've never tried moving (it's custom built over the bump where the strut brace would go).

I might give it a shot tonight then if it really is a quick process once the plastics are off.


I didn't even have to take my plastics off...just remove those covers...its easy thumbsup

Re: Average Install Time... [Re: ArchV] #116592 Mar 3, 12:48pm Mar 3, 12:48pm
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Ummm you dont have to take any plastics out. Just undo the three screws that hold the light in. The one at the top is alitle tricky, but you'll get it in no time.


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Re: Average Install Time... [Re: trog2233] #116593 Mar 3, 12:50pm Mar 3, 12:50pm
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Originally Posted by trog2233
Originally Posted by ArchV
That fast eh? Probably take me at least 30 minutes then since I'm a n00b and installing stuff smile

The hard part for me is getting the damn plastics off and back on. It might be alittle tricky because I have a sub box that I've never tried moving (it's custom built over the bump where the strut brace would go).

I might give it a shot tonight then if it really is a quick process once the plastics are off.


I didn't even have to take my plastics off...just remove those covers...its easy thumbsup


Oh really? You must have have had a really small wrench or something to get to that one bolt. Was that your FIRST time to install tail lights? Also looks like a pain to get the bulbs out with the plastics there.

Re: Average Install Time... [Re: ArchV] #116594 Mar 3, 4:58pm Mar 3, 4:58pm
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no, its really easy...I did it in someones front yard in about 15 minutes

hell half of the nuts holding them on were only hand tight to begin with

Re: Average Install Time... [Re: Elkal900] #116595 Mar 3, 8:08pm Mar 3, 8:08pm
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Did it in like 15 minutes, yuor guaranteed to cut your hands up if you don't talk off the sidewall plastics. Becareful not to drop the top screw when taking it out though. I dropped mine and fished around with a magnet and got t right out.


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