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In order to have the clear cornors form a tracer to fit an escort, do u actually need the tracer grill too, or can u just use the tracers corners with a normal escort gril. Thanks
 

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They do pop right on, but the refractor pattern changed for 93 so you might wanna keep an eye on that although it doesn't matter. The socket twist in pattern also changed that year, so if yours is different you have to get sockets to match the new fixtures, cut off your old sockets and splice the new ones in. The only time you need a new grille is when you put in Tracer Headlights, and you'd need the bumper too.
 

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ok i have a 94 escort lx and if i find tracer corners from say a 94, would they pop in fine or do i need a tracer bumber?
 

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Since you have a 94 then they will pop right in.


FYI: Mad, if he had a 92 then all he'd have to do would be to lob off one of the little knobs on the bulb itself to make it fit into the corner socket. Thats all I did when I got my clears from zxtuner. :wink:
 

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cool thats what I wanted to know. so corners from a 91 tracer to a 96 will fit my 94 escort no problem right? what i really want to do is get clear corners for my escort and i have noticed the the tracers are not all clear, they have a orange refltector on them. is there any way to get it off so they would be clear all they way, or should i just buy clear corners??
i pretty confused on what to do
http://www.carpartswholesale.com/images ... 528LUS.JPG <--see hat i mean
 

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ok i have a 94 escort lx and if i find tracer corners from say a 94, would they pop in fine or do i need a tracer bumber?
No I meant if you wanted the Tracer Headlights then you need a Tracer bumper. Looking at it another way, most aftermarket Escort bodykits require Tracer headlights. It's the little kick in the corner of the Escort's headlights that make the difference.
James is right you can just modify your socket(if it's different) instead of replacing it.
If you don't want the orange reflector then just go get aftermarket clears. It would be a hassle to try to remove the reflector. I had Tracer corners to stay legal. You need that orange reflector to stay legal, but I doubt it would ever be enforced unless you are at a donut shop on a saturday night and there are 50 hondas there fixin to go racing.
 

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lol yea. thanks a lot on the legal issue, i always thought it was legal if u had the amber bulb with the clear corners, maybe i might get the ones with the reflector if i find a good deal.
 

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it would also be OK to have the aftermarket corners and an additional amber reflector stuck on the side ahead of the front wheel. When I ordered the clear side markers for my Saturn, They came with 2 little square reflectors in the box but no mention of them or anything to stich them with. I guess they were just covering their ass. You do still have to put amber bulbs. Any other colour, even clear, is Also illegal.
 

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well, the clearcorners compared to the the tracers, are the same color all the way 'round. the clears have a reflector also, but unlike the tracer, it's not orange. they're considered illegal even if you do have an amber bulb. thats why tracer had the orange reflector thrown in, to make it okay for the streets. but nobody seems to care either way. i haven't seen or even heard of anybody being pulled over for having clear turn signals. the companies who make aftermarket carparts always put a watning on the side of the boxes just to cover their a$$es in case one of those really rare occurances happen where someone is busted for having something on his car that is "out of the ordinary".
 

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i got some tracer corners on my 91gt. they still look sweet even with the amber reflector. i didn't want all clear so it worked out find for me. they were 2 bucks each at a junkyard. i can post a pic if u want to see how they look since the pic i have up now is about 2 years old. u just have to make sure your headlights are clean and not the foogy color or its going to look crappy.
 

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yea could u post a pic, and if i find them for 2 bucks each i will definitly put them in. I am going to go to a junk yard tomorrow, so what tools should i bring to get them off?
 

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phillips screw driver and a socket wrench to take the headlights off. i think u need to take those of to get the corners off.
 

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phillips screw driver and a socket wrench to take the headlights off. i think u need to take those of to get the corners off.
Actually you have it backwards, to get the headlights off you'd have to take out the corner markers. But it's as simple as taking out two phillips screws to take the corners off. I should take my camera over to Brians and do a simple how-to...only takes like 5 minutes to take the corners off. :wink:
 

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nah, for the headlights, just bring a socket set. along with a phillips-head screwdriver.

-to reach the headlights, you'll have to take off the corner lenses, and the front grille.
-the front grille is easy to take off, remove the screw in the middle, then use the phillips to push down on the little tabbies that old the grille in place, and you can just pull it off. the grille isn't that felexible, so it'll probably snap back into place. just be patient with it. hehehe, i've broken a few of the tabbies before by becoming frustrated.
-for the corner lenses, you just unscrew the sides of the lenses and gently pull them off of the headlights. they'll just pop right off, but dont pull fast, because the bulbs are connected to the housing and the wire is rather short. but the bulb sockets just twist right out.
-once you've reached the headlights, then you're going to need the sockets. there are about 4 bolts (per headlight) holding them in place, simply unscrew them and remove the headlight socket from the casing or disconnect the wire from the socket itself, and now you're free.


simple. one of the easiest parts on the exterior you can take off the escort.
 
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