HOWTO: Make Clear 2k+ Corner Lights for a Z24
Written by Marco Raponi (WCKID Z)
There has been much speculation about how to do the Y2K Clear
Corner lights. Well I am going to provide you all step by step
instructions on how you don’t have to spend any money at all for
a very nice looking modification.
Please follow the instructions very carefully, and remember I
am not responsible if you damage any part of the light or car.
Open the hood and remove the plastic plugs that hold the black covering
on your lights. These come off by first pulling up on the center lock pin
and then simply pulling them out. Remove the black protective covering.
When you remove the black covering, you will see the 2 bolts that hold your
headlight in place. Unscrew those. Do not touch the brass torque screws as those
are for aiming the lights, not removing them. When your headlights are loose,
unscrew and remove the headlight bulb and the corner light bulb. Take both
headlights and corner lights off the car. Separate the corners from the headlights
so it allows you to work much easier on the corner light.
Note: There are no screws that hold the corner light to the
headlights, it is simply a little clip the detaches them from the headlight.
You will notice that the orange piece that covers the light bulb is made from a
very think, durable plastic and will be difficult to remove.
Hold the corner light in your hands and use a dremel tool or anything else that
can cut and fits inside the small hole where the bulb goes. If you don't have a
dremel tool, you may be able to use a drill with a bit that will cut sideways as you
Note: Very Important! When cutting the plastic, make sure
that you don’t cut or hit the outside of the corner lens where the light bulb
goes on, if you do you might cause it to leak or make it impossible for
the bulb fit its mount again. Be CAREFUL!
From the little opening where the bulb goes in, use the dremel tool and begin
cutting away at the orange plastic covering.
Make small pieces, and don’t worry about the orange dust and the pieces
falling in the corner lens.
After cutting the pieces, remove them all from the inside of the
Once finished that you will notice that the remains are still stuck
to the lens. Take a screw driver and hit the remains and they should pop off.
Pull that through the opening and your done with that part.
That was the hardest procedure in the entire operation.
Have the corner light in your hand and turn it to the side (the side where it
holds up against the headlight) and you will notice a round blue sticker
(it may be different colour). Remove the sticker and you will expose a
small hole and be able to see the orange reflector. When you see the hole,
get the hammer and the small screwdriver ready.
Place the small screwdriver in the small hole, and hammer it with a bit of
force; making sure you don’t kill the corner light. The orange reflector will
begin to crack. Keep hammering it gently until the entire piece breaks off and
falls inside the corner light.
Note: Make sure you don’t shake the corner light aggressively because
it scratches easily. Remove the broken orange pieces through the light socket
hole. If the pieces are too large to pass through the hole, get a pair of cutting
pliers and try grabbing the plastic pieces and cutting them into smaller ones to get
The stock light bulb is a rather dim yellowish colour. Go to a performance
shop and by the Xenon Hyperwhites for the corner lens and it will look nice and
Be sure to wash out any orange pieces or dust with water and
allow the corner to dry over night. Make sure you are rid of any water before
reinstalling or it will condensate. Be sure to replace the round blue sticker or
tape up the side of the corner lens where that sticker was to make sure that
water doesn’t get in.
Reinstalling the lights is the reverse of what you did to remove them.
Good luck, and enjoy your new clear corner lenses.
Do be careful when doing any modifications to your car.
We are not responsible for any damage you may incur while attempting to follow
these directions. This is simply a guide to what Raponi did when making his own