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Changing Bumper Lights Bulbs (Turn Signals Running Park Lights Post 3 of 27)

The front bumper contains the bulbs for the running lights, and turn signals, which are also park lights.

The factory version supplied amber colored bulbs, housed behind an amber lens.
Some crafty 1984-1987 Buick Regal owners have discovered that by using earlier year housings (1981-1983), which are clear, it gives a totally different look to the front end of the Turbo Buick.

Those same amber bulbs can still be utilized, accomplishing the same visual look at night as before the swapout, and also when they are ON (running lights), or blinking.
The visual difference is noticeable during the day when the lights are off, that’s when the clear lenses stick out from the norm.

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amber lens

clear lens

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When the lights are on:
The inner lights stay constantly lit.
The outer lights stay constantly lit as well, but also blink when the turn signal (or hazard switch) is implemented.

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BEFORE THE WORK STARTS:

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FACTORY LIGHTS “ON”:

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REMOVING THE PARKING LIGHT BEZEL:

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REMOVING THE INNER LIGHT:

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REMOVING THE OUTER LIGHT:

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SPECS:

OEM BULB NUMBER:
Outer bulb: 2057
Inner bulb: 194

SOCKET COLOR:
Outer: black
Inner: off-white

NUMBER OF WIRES ATTACHED:
Outer: 3
Inner: 2

WIRE COLOR & PURPOSE:

LH (driver side) (bumper, outer) park/turn light:
CONNECTOR 1: light blue in from turn signal switch (connects to junction, black wire to LH side marker light)
CONNECTOR 2: brown out to junction (connects to both side markers, both bumper running lights)
CONNECTOR 3: black out to ground.

LH (driver side) (bumper, inner) running light:
CONNECTOR 1: brown from junction (connects to both bumper lights, side marker lights)
CONNECTOR 2: black out to ground.

LH (driver side) (bumper, outer) park/turn light:
CONNECTOR 1: dark blue in from turn signal switch (connects to junction, black wire to RH side marker light)
CONNECTOR 2: brown out to junction (connects to both side markers, both bumper running lights)
CONNECTOR 3: black out to ground.

LH (driver side) (bumper, inner) running light:
CONNECTOR 1: brown from junction (connects to both bumper lights, side marker lights)
CONNECTOR 2: black out to ground.

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front park turn running lights wiring diagram

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HOW TO CHANGE BULB:

2 phillips screws or 2 T15 Torx screws hold the bezel on (1 on each side of housing).
These same screws also run thru the parking light housing.
The screws pass thru both of those and get secured to the bumper (on a clip inside), which holds the entire assembly in place.

Pull the housing out as far as it will go.
The inner light socket is at the top of the housing, twist the plug out, then pull the bulb out.
You need to remove the parking light housing (from the bumper) if THIS bulb needs to be replaced.

The outer socket comes out from the backside of the housing, twist the plug out, then twist the bulb out.
You can replace THIS bulb without removing the parking light housing, reach it from under the car.

Reinstall assembly by reversing the order.

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This is part of an ongoing series about the details & specifics on Changing Light Bulbs in your Buick Turbo Regal:

1) Overview
2) Head Lights
3) Bumper Lights (running lights, turn signals) (THIS page)
4) Front Corner Side Marker Lights
5) Front Lower Cornering Lamps (Limited models)
6) Under Hood Light
7) Brake & Turn Tail Lights
8) Backup Lights (reverse light)
9) Rear Running Tail Lights (center & side corner marker lights)
10) License Plate Light
11) Trunk Light
12) Under Dash / Courtesy Lights (driver / passenger side)
13) Glovebox Light
14) Dash plaque (usually on Limited models)
15) Dash Gauges / Side Warning Lights (analog & digital dash)
16) HVAC Light (heater / AC)
17) Console Shifter Indicator Light
18) Ashtray Light on Non-Console Cars
19) radio light bulbs
20) Rear Window Defogger Button Light
21) Rear View Mirror Map Lights (upgraded option, not standard on Regals)
22) Passenger Visor Vanity Mirror Light
23) Dome Light (t-top & hardtop; factory & upgraded hardtop versions)
24) CHMSL (Center High Mounted Stop Light, AKA Third Brake Light)
25) Lower Door Panel Courtesy Lights (Limited models)
26) Aftermarket Dash / Other Extra Add-on Gauge Lights (a-pillar, console under radio, etc)
27) Opera / Coach Lights (Limited models)

You can click any link above and be taken to the light of your choice.

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