DIY - Parker/Indicator Mod MY99-00

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DIY - Parker/Indicator Mod MY99-00

Postby Spectrix » Mon Jun 21, 2004 11:24 pm

This simple modification involves cross-wiring and fitting new bulbs to the parkers & indicators, effectively swapping their functions. The result is more visable indicators and brighter parkers.

Update: Kits to perform this modification are available now - $65. please see posts below.

Here are pics for comparison...

BEFORE (Note brown tinge 5w parker lights beside headlights & orange indicator lenses in bumper)

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AFTER (Up-rated 21w parker now shines from bumper. Previous parker lens now houses 21w indicator and flashes orange)
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Since the bulbs needed for this conversion are not commercially available, I'll be making up a limited number of assembled kits inc all bulbs, connectors heatwrap & cabling.
The total cost for the kit will be around $65.

What you need:

Clear indicator lenses (Most people have these already.. available from EKW, MRT, Aussieparts etc.)

Parker conversion kit – (Available from me):
(please note that the blue bulbs actually shine white)

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Tools Required -
Phillips head screwdriver
Cable stripper/crimper (Can use scissors & pliers instead)

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Step one: Removing lenses and preparing cables

Each Parker and Indicator lens has a single Phillips screw holding it in (shown in red) Unscrew these.

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Both lenses pop out. The parker lens has a hidden clip holding it in place, so you may need some force to pop it out.
Remove the globe holder & wire from the back of each lens (twist anticlockwise)

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Cut each wire near the plastic globe holder. Make sure you leave enough wire attached to the globe holder to strip back and reconnect. At least 5 cm is required.

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Each cable needs to be prepared for insertion into the cable adaptors. Cut back the black sheath if it's in the way. Expose approx 5mm of the wire itself and gently twist the strands around so they twine together. It must be neat and circular to properly fit inside the adaptor (no frayed bits) You need to do this to all exposed wires.

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Step two: Reconnecting wires.

Open the conversion kit. Thread a pink cable adaptor and a blue cable adaptor down through the hole at the back of the parker recession, leaving the ends protruding.

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Grab the smallest bulb holder, and insert the prepared wires carefully into the PINK twin cable adaptor.
Note: Polarity (- / +) is not important with light globes.

Repeat process for the loose cable, insert its prepared wires into the BLUE twin cable adaptor.

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There are crimping lugs at each end of the cable adapter. If you look inside these you'll see a hollow metal tube. This part must be squashed around the wire to hold it in place and make the connection. Crimp Both sets of lugs, and check that they're tight.
The blue adapter & cabling can be pushed back through the hole now.

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Locate the lower ends of both cable adaptors. Feed them through the lower hole.

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Connect the large bulb holder to the BLUE adaptor.
Connect the loose cable to the PINK adaptor.
Crimp all lugs..

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Push the loose cable back into the hole. Insert the large globe into the large holder, and the small orange globe into the small holder.

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Push & turn the holders back into the lenses.
Replace both lenses.
Tighten phillips screws.
Repeat process for the other side.


Now turn on your parkers and hazards.
Step back and admire your handywork!

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Postby nix » Tue Jun 22, 2004 8:18 am

Awesome DIY Spectrix.\r\nWell done :)

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Postby Damo » Tue Jun 22, 2004 2:38 pm

Great, nice doco too!

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Postby Age » Tue Jun 22, 2004 7:32 pm

Joey, you've done it again....Very nice DIY, Good work [:D]

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Postby Spectrix » Sun Aug 29, 2004 6:41 pm

:D
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Postby pure » Mon Sep 06, 2004 5:30 pm

how much are the blue bulb? i want to change the ugly yellow on each corner of each side of the headlights. do you know what im trying to say? will those blue ones fit?

if they do, please pm me cost and bank details

thanks dude!

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Postby Spectrix » Tue Oct 19, 2004 5:38 pm

pm sent cure.


For those of you waiting on kits, I now have them available to purchase for $65.00

The package includes two pairs of high output bulbs, plus all cables and connectors required (all pre assembled by myself).

Please include $10 for overnight delivery australia wide.


Cheers

Joey

I can be contacted following the PM or email links below, or at this address: calipers (at) tpg.com.au
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Re: DIY - Parker/Indicator Mod MY99-00

Postby Swav » Mon Jul 11, 2011 3:17 pm

just did this diy and works a treat also looks better than stock. onething you need to take into consideration is that buy swapping the 21w indicators to a 5w globe will make you flasher box blink faster. so you can change the flasher box to suit, or add an extra 21w globe to either side, connect them up then cover them up (easier to wire them to your taillights)
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