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Old 11-28-2010, 12:30 PM
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Default Loose side marker - please help

Hi guys,

I decided last week I was tired of the clear side markers and wanted to put the orange ones back on. Went to do so last night. Worked fine on the passenger side, but not so on the driver side. The driver side marker is loose and just doesn't fit right. I bent the clip several times but no luck.

Should the clip be bent towards the body of the side marker or away from it?

If this doesn't work, perhaps just purchase a new set?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 11-28-2010, 01:41 PM
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Once those clips are not tight very difficult to bend and make tight again. I had a loose one on a previous car and just replaced it with new.
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Old 11-28-2010, 01:59 PM
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You want to add bending forces to reshape the tab or "clip" precisely - like in a surgical procedure. Two pairs of carefully positioned needle nose pliers would be used to accurately and carefully bend the tab to the proper position. Finger bending probably isn't good enough.

You can pull the spring steel clip from the plastic channel to work on it for better plier-bending access. Then shove it back in.

Here's what an undistorted 997 side marker tab looks like.
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LIBr, thank you. This is helpful. I think I may have been bending it away from the body and this picture looks like it needs to be bent towards the body. Thanks again!
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Old 11-28-2010, 02:31 PM
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Originally Posted by 403portside View Post
LIBr, thank you. This is helpful. I think I may have been bending it away from the body and this picture looks like it needs to be bent towards the body. Thanks again!
I hope it works out for ya. Glad to help. It makes my day a little brighter.
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I did the same thing as posted in #3 above and it worked fine.
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LlBr - what's up with your thumb? Looks like you've got a chunk of skin covering your finger nail.
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Originally Posted by Mspeedster View Post

LlBr - what's up with your thumb? Looks like you've got a chunk of skin covering your finger nail.
Heehee. Yeah looks gross. It's a found pic, I eliminated extra details for OP which were confusing. Here they are, with full thumbnail. :
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It worked! Thanks!
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Old 11-29-2010, 11:59 AM
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It worked! Thanks!
Excellent! Best part: no trip to dealer.
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LlBr - what's up with your thumb? Looks like you've got a chunk of skin covering your finger nail.
Yeah, I was going to ask why MY Thumb looked all messed up?!

That pic is from a DIY posted on how to remove side markers.
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Yeah, I was going to ask why MY Thumb looked all messed up?!

That pic is from a DIY posted on how to remove side markers.
That's great - we helped the OP!
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This worked perfectly! Thanks!
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