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    EXT: REAR Sidemarker Lights

    Disclaimer: I am not responsible for any damages, by choosing to do this you take on all liability.

    In this case I used the rear sidemarker lights off of a 92 Lude (brackets, grommets, wires, plugs). These are exactly like the ones from a 5thgen Accord, even carry the same Honda Part number.



    Tools Used:
    1. Dremel with cutting wheels and sanding wheel
    2. Spray Paint (Gray)
    3. RTV Silicone (Clear)
    4. Electrical Test Light


    Step 1.
    Remove Rear Bumper as shown HERE


    Step 2.
    I made a stencil on a piece of cardboard and cut it out. Then test fitted the bracket and housing inside to ensure correct fit. I made this small so that when I cut the hole I donít make it too big.



    Step 3.
    I taped off the outside of the bumper to prevent the chance of the paint cracking while I cut the holes. This is optional I guess, but I didnít want to take an chances.


    Step 4.
    I positioned the stencil where I wanted it, measured to check center, and then re-measured to be sure. After checking several times I taped the stencil to the INSIDE of the bumper.


    Step 5.
    Spray a light coat of paint that will be easy to see (primer gray in this case) while cutting the hole.


    Step 6.
    Remove stencil and begin to cut hole. Go slowly, no need to rush this part and make the whole to big. Itís easier to fine tune the hole than to think of a way to fill in a gap.

    -1992 Accord EX H22 234whp 185wtq
    -1993 Accord EX SOLD
    -1995 Accord EX Wagon Daily Driver
    -2012 GMC Canyon V8 4x4

    #2
    cont.

    Step 7.
    Test fit the brackets and housing until they get the desired fit you want.





    Step 8. WIRING
    This is where I ran into problems and asked [cp]mike for some help. Mike brought to my attention the towing harness that is in the trunk above the driversí side tail light. This is a blue plug. I donít have any pictures to follow this step. I used my test light while only the parking lights were on and poked until I got a hit. I then tapped into that wire and ran to each side of the trunk.
    During this stage I noticed that there were 2 large OPEN holes hidden behind the bumper and cant be seen from the inside due to carpet/trunk lining. With some RTV Silicone I was able to get the Lude grommets to fit and fill the holes.




    Step 9.
    Test the lights to make sure they are working and replace bulbs as needed.

    Step 10.
    Re-Install bumper, reverse of removal.

    Now stand back and look at your new rear side marker lights!





    -1992 Accord EX H22 234whp 185wtq
    -1993 Accord EX SOLD
    -1995 Accord EX Wagon Daily Driver
    -2012 GMC Canyon V8 4x4

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      #3
      nice DIY!

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        #4
        Looks pretty good, but now you need some front ones too!

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          #5
          Originally posted by apuforyou
          Looks pretty good, but now you need some front ones too!
          i have enough lights in the front...dont want it looking like a x-mas tree

          -1992 Accord EX H22 234whp 185wtq
          -1993 Accord EX SOLD
          -1995 Accord EX Wagon Daily Driver
          -2012 GMC Canyon V8 4x4

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            #6
            very clean, i love it


            Formerly 91AccordExR33
            11.68 @ 127mph
            417whp/375wtq
            Sold: 8/2016

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              #7
              Nice DIY

              Somebody has those...kurobei...Thats right. Always wandered about them. Im assuming you measured and lined both sides up..? That would be my thing, is worrying about whether or not theyre both alligned .


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              Originally posted by Jarrett
              Is there a goal you're trying to accomplish besides looking dope as hell?

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                #8
                Originally posted by greencb7inkc
                Nice DIY

                Somebody has those...kurobei...Thats right. Always wandered about them. Im assuming you measured and lined both sides up..? That would be my thing, is worrying about whether or not theyre both alligned .
                i measured a million times to be sure they were exact.
                -1992 Accord EX H22 234whp 185wtq
                -1993 Accord EX SOLD
                -1995 Accord EX Wagon Daily Driver
                -2012 GMC Canyon V8 4x4

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                  #9
                  i have them too!

                  took me a full 2 hours to cut up the holes and do the wiring, didnt even take the bumper off.

                  i put mine a lil further back, lined up the edge of the lights with the edge of the tails

                  Click sig to view MR thread

                  Links to other rides:
                  Honda Accord Euro-R
                  Honda Odyssey Absolute
                  Honda City I-DSi
                  Honda Stream

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                    #10
                    Sweet!!!!

                    Your car is faster, I'm the better driver

                    Greetz Erwin
                    My last ride

                    Shakes and Fidget - The Game




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                      #11
                      Originally posted by blizzard335
                      i put mine a lil further back, lined up the edge of the lights with the edge of the tails
                      I held them up at that spot but they just dint look right so I centered them on the sides..but to each their own, since they didnt come in cb7's you can pretty much mount them where you want
                      -1992 Accord EX H22 234whp 185wtq
                      -1993 Accord EX SOLD
                      -1995 Accord EX Wagon Daily Driver
                      -2012 GMC Canyon V8 4x4

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                        #12
                        So clean and so sexi! Guess i will be doing that now...lol this just simply looks great keith.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by hondatuner4267
                          I held them up at that spot but they just dint look right so I centered them on the sides..but to each their own, since they didnt come in cb7's you can pretty much mount them where you want

                          Click sig to view MR thread

                          Links to other rides:
                          Honda Accord Euro-R
                          Honda Odyssey Absolute
                          Honda City I-DSi
                          Honda Stream

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                            #14
                            very nice diy, maybe a future mod for me

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                              #15
                              Very nice!! I wish I did it that way when I did mine. I didnt rermove the bumper and wasnt paying attention, to my placement so my driver side I ran into the cabin pressure vent... ... ... ... yeah fun fun lol
                              Ohio CB7's Midwest CB7's Ohioaccords.com
                              "tellin you dude nacho dick cheese is on the rise! soon it'll be next to spam on shelves!"

                              92 lx sedan- JY heaven
                              93 Ex still getn stuff in an out
                              02 Avalanche

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