DIY: Clear side marker lamp housing swap

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Some people aren't allowed to handle sharp objects. I have no idea why they're allowed to operate a car.

The replacement socket part is like $4 from your Honda dealer in case you want to replace it afterwards. I actually replaced the socket because the reflective clear housing has 4 tab openings and just wanted to make sure no water would get in. Cost me $9 after tax and it wasn't even necessary to replace it.
even with the 2 missing it still fits/functions 100% in the amber housing. and unless you told someone you removed the tabs no one would ever know.





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thanks I was wondering if jdm or whatever is called matter?
JDM are the supplier for the OEM clear markers if you prefer original Honda accessories, but nowadays, you can purchase unbranded ones from iJDMToy and China. They don't sell the smoked ones yet last I checked. The smoked ones as I far as I'm aware are also unbranded and are being sold on eBay where I ordered mine. I've read where members purchased the iJDMToy or unbranded ones and had no issues with them. So if OEM is not a big issue with you, I think you'll be happy with the generic ones just the same. I like my unbranded smoked ones and would highly recommended them if you're going for that color scheme.
 

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JDM are the supplier for the OEM clear markers if you prefer original Honda accessories, but nowadays, you can purchase unbranded ones from iJDMToy and China. They don't sell the smoked ones yet last I checked. The smoked ones as I far as I'm aware are also unbranded and are being sold on eBay where I ordered mine. I've read where members purchased the iJDMToy or unbranded ones and had no issues with them. So if OEM is not a big issue with you, I think you'll be happy with the generic ones just the same. I like my unbranded smoked ones and would highly recommended them if you're going for that color scheme.
Thanks for dropping your knowledge on me that's a for sure next mode for me and maybe a plastic dip the grill
 
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Thanks for dropping your knowledge on me that's a for sure next mode for me and maybe a plastic dip the grill
Love your MSM exterior and I think the smoked markers would look awesome on your CivicX! Would love to see the update when you get it done finally!
 

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Love your MSM exterior and I think the smoked markers would look awesome on your CivicX! Would love to see the update when you get it done finally!
Me to I've been looking at other people civics and seeing what kind of mods would work on my car I'm a simple person but at the same time don't wanna break anything but I will for sure show you lol
 
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Less is more in most cases. I think if you swap out the chrome grille for the black ones, the smoked side markers will match up perfectly!
 

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I am looking for clear ones for my WOP Civic. Do I just go with any clear JDM side markers from Thailand? There is the seller in California, that is using a CivicX members car as an example I believe, are those an easy install, no problem with the passenger side, like the Thailand ones? This is thread is getting so confusing!
 
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I am looking for clear ones for my WOP Civic. Do I just go with any clear JDM side markers from Thailand? There is the seller in California, that is using a CivicX members car as an example I believe, are those an easy install, no problem with the passenger side, like the Thailand ones? This is thread is getting so confusing!
If original Honda brand accessories matter to you, then you have no other choice but to order the clear side markers from the eBay sellers from Thailand and Australia (it actually says Honda on the back of the housing). If not, then you're good with the unbranded ones being sold in eBay (no Honda name). Honestly, ease of install is actually a hit and miss with either JDM OEM or unbranded. Some members had an easy install with the JDM while some members had an easy install with the unbranded ones. The video below is a Youtuber who has the iJDMToy ones I believe because he has the adapters. He had a difficult time at 10:55. I had the same problem as he did, but on the passenger side with the JDM. It's a clearance issue with the larger tab not clicking in properly. It would need to be helped in with a screw driver.


The smoked ones came out a few months ago and actually looks good depending on what exterior paint or color scheme you're going with. It kinda got thrown in this thread by accident because the installation is the same. Sorry for the confusion. Best of luck!
 

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Smoked side markers and where did you purchase can I get a link?
Mine were $24.95 + free shipping. Neondials was the seller. I received mine in 4 days. The best part was i did not have to cut off any tabs to fit the bulb housing, since it had four slots to accommodate the original bulb.
 

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