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PostSubject: Cornering Lamps   Cornering Lamps EmptyWed Dec 07, 2022 8:15 pm

Hello all. What are you guys doing about the yellow cornering lamps on your cars? My 99 is in excellent shape with the exception of the yellowed cornering lamps. Really bothers me.

I see GM still has the cornering lamps available for the 95-96, but the 97-99's are long discontinued. I wish someone made an aftermarket reproduction.

Can the 95-96's be adapted to fit the 99's? I'm wondering what's different on them? The housing, the lens, or both? I'm wondering if I could get new 95-96 lamps, then possibly dissect then lens and adapt to my current 99 cornering lamp housings?
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PostSubject: Re: Cornering Lamps   Cornering Lamps EmptyWed Dec 07, 2022 8:17 pm

Here's a pic of my car.

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PostSubject: Re: Cornering Lamps   Cornering Lamps EmptyThu Dec 08, 2022 12:46 am

It's hard to believe the cornering lenses changed after 96.  How much do new ones cost now?

I tried cleaning my old ones up, to no avail, and bought new ones.  I took the brand new lenses, sanded off the coating GM treated them with, and applied a better aftermarket coating.  That must have been a decade ago.  Can't remember the name of the stuff, but my lenses are still clear.  My Riv doesn't see much sunlight/UV though.

YouTube has a bunch of videos about taking the yellow out of plastic.  One of these techniques might work - Link
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PostSubject: Re: Cornering Lamps   Cornering Lamps EmptyFri Dec 09, 2022 9:03 am

Pretty positive there is no difference in cornering lamps from 95-99. Hard to believe they are still available…

I DA sand mine and buff them and they look pretty perfect from 10 feet away. Needs to be done about once a year
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PostSubject: Re: Cornering Lamps   Cornering Lamps EmptyFri Dec 09, 2022 9:51 am

Curious what DA you have? I bought a Porter-Cable recently but the instructions say it only likes 6" pads. I'd like to be able to use 2-3" in some areas.

I'd prefer electric, having watched a few YouTube videos about air compressors that blew up.
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PostSubject: Re: Cornering Lamps   Cornering Lamps EmptyFri Dec 09, 2022 10:57 am

th3fr4nchi5e wrote:
Pretty positive there is no difference in cornering lamps from 95-99. Hard to believe they are still available…

I DA sand mine and buff them and they look pretty perfect from 10 feet away. Needs to be done about once a year

There are different part numbers according to my research.  According to several parts sites, they show some of the 95-96 part numbers available, but nothing at all for the newer part numbers.  I have no idea if they cross reference, or will work.  I may for sh!ts and giggles order a pair to see. The only things that STICKS out on my car is the fugly yellow cornering lens.
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PostSubject: Re: Cornering Lamps   Cornering Lamps EmptyFri Dec 09, 2022 7:29 pm

Jack the R wrote:
Curious what DA you have?  I bought a Porter-Cable recently but the instructions say it only likes 6" pads.  I'd like to be able to use 2-3" in some areas.  

I'd prefer electric, having watched a few YouTube videos about air compressors that blew up.  

To be honest, Im not sure the brand. Its an older 6” orbital air sander. There are a few at my fathers collision shop but there is one in particular I like. And then I polish with a little 3” battery powered buffer/polisher. I dont put the screws in my cornering lights. They are snug with the clips and it is super easy to pop them out and clean them up whenever needed.
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PostSubject: Re: Cornering Lamps   Cornering Lamps EmptySat Dec 10, 2022 12:18 pm

th3fr4nchi5e wrote:
Pretty positive there is no difference in cornering lamps from 95-99. Hard to believe they are still available…

I DA sand mine and buff them and they look pretty perfect from 10 feet away. Needs to be done about once a year


I bought some several years ago, they did not have holes for the lamps, that may account for more than one part number.
I cut holes in them for the cornering lamp sockets, my Riv spends most of its time indoors so they still look new.

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