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Those pesky turn signal lenses !

Ok Guy's before I break the plastic on these turn signal lenses, (07 Stratoliner), how do they come off, I dug through the maintenance manual, looking for how to change the light bulbs, can't find diddly squat lol. I turn them either direction, they make cracking noises, ok I better ask incase there is some secret screw hole or hidden locking item.
Ok guys let me have it lol !....I plan on replacing the standard bulbs with LED units.

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Ok Guy's before I break the plastic on these turn signal lenses, (07 Stratoliner), how do they come off, I dug through the maintenance manual, looking for how to change the light bulbs, can't find diddly squat lol. I turn them either direction, they make cracking noises, ok I better ask incase there is some secret screw hole or hidden locking item.
Ok guys let me have it lol !....I plan on replacing the standard bulbs with LED units.

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I've had mine off troubleshooting but I forgot how I did it. I'm sure there's a bottom set screw; lemme go look. Need to go out to the barn anyway...

Yup. The front turn signals have the set screw on the inboard side; the rear signals have the set screw on the bottom. Stubby phillips head is most helpful.... (Keeps you from doing French carving on the rear fender while removing the screws)

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I've had mine off troubleshooting but I forgot how I did it.
Now there's a real shocker



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Excellent !

Thanks for a good answer and some humor to go along with it !
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Was there an answer amongst the humor...lol
yes screw holding lens in then twist and pull...
I was reading thinking they were going to tell how to take the lens apart... I seen pics of it apart but forgot to bookmark them.
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GEEZ, here i was busting them off with a hammer and then gluing new ones on. of course the madonna tit lenses were pointing in random directions but it worked for me. lol
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Well the first of many rear turn signal lens to break I'm sure- It only took a 4 year old to bump it and snap the madonna type lens clean flush with the assy.. Looking at the make it is a very cheap design. Anyone else break these lens on a normal basis?


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Well the first of many rear turn signal lens to break I'm sure- It only took a 4 year old to bump it and snap the madonna type lens clean flush with the assy.. Looking at the make it is a very cheap design. Anyone else break these lens on a normal basis?


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Yep Levi had to replace one already. As you said, four year old with a bicycle. They can be kinda pricey. The four year old as well as the lens. Just wish the lens was as sturdy as the four year old. Seems the PO had to replace the same lens, he did a great job of rounding out the screw head. Took me a while and threatened violence on the assembly to get it out.


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Why does Springer's status say "banned" and, for that matter, where the hell's he been?

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