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How do you remove Daytona front turn signals?

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  1. tifosi12

    tifosi12 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    The famous front turn signals on the Daytona are secured in place by about five screws. One of them is underneath the circular reflector at the end of the lens.

    How do you remove that reflector to get to the screw without breaking either the reflector or the lens?
     
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  3. thecarreaper

    thecarreaper F1 World Champ
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    i have never worked on a Daytona, so if i am wrong, i am sorry, but its been my experience that there is a way to get to the back of the reflector and unscrew a plastic cap or cover ( think big wing nut ) to remove the reflector. some of my other cars were like this. sorry if i am wrong and of no help to you. i saw no replies, so i wanted to at least try and help.
     
  4. tifosi12

    tifosi12 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Thanks. But no, it is not like this. The reflector is a flat round plastic cap that snaps onto the turn signal. No screws or anything. If you try to pry it off there, you break it and the turn signal. Dont ask me why I know...
    :(

    I can only imagine that there is some tool, that grabs the reflector all around and pries it off with equal pressure all around. At any rate a rather bizarre design.

    I think for the time being I'll just leave off that one screw underneath. I don't like spending $ 400 for every time a light bulb burns out.
     
  5. judge4re

    judge4re F1 World Champ

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    Is it in the manual?
     
  6. tifosi12

    tifosi12 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Good question. I'll check tonight. It just goes against my grain to ever read any kind of manual.
    :)
     
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  8. ferrarifixer

    ferrarifixer F1 Veteran
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    You don't.

    It's glued together, and all you can do is remove the whole lamp from the inside to gain access to the bulbs for replacement.

    If you are trying to clean them.... put them in warm soapy water and shake well!! Rinse and repeat!
     
  9. tifosi12

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    Thank you Sire!
     
  10. dbcooper

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    The bulbs are accessable from the backside of the assembly and doesnt require removal of said assy.The hardest part of removing a Daytona turn lite assy is accessing the screws that are located between the turn lamp and the pop up headlight assembly,they are located in the gap between these items.If I remember correctly if you pop up the headlight assy,1 of the screws is barely reachable but the inner one is a real ***** to get to,you have to be creative to get to it.I have seen more than one car where this screw is left off.(not a bad idea)the other bear is that you then must remove the sheet metal access panel from the inner fenderwell to access the other screws and wires.There is no screw under the reflector,so do yourself a big and potentially expensive favor and dont pry off the reflector Tim.
     

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