Archive for October, 2010

How to: Change out the parking lamps on a C5 Corvette Z06

October 6th, 2010 1 comment

Recently, I’ve had the good fortune of helping my famous Corvette-owning Author friend with a minor repair to his Vette’s burnt out driving/parking lights. Below are a few lessons learned from the experience designed to help those who may share my similar good fortune fiddling with a marvelous piece of American Engineering. Before we begin, the tools you’ll need for replacement of these two pesky light bulbs are your hands (Preferably small, dexterous, sensitive, yet heat resistant), good mechanical inclination, good spatial-abstract analytical abilities, and the ability to read and comprehend what’s written here.

Before we begin, study closely the casing that encloses the light bulbs. Print out the attached pictures to help with visualization.

The light bulbs for this repair (2 large amber bulbs – part number: 3157NA/4157NA) and (2 Little white bulbs – part number: 194) will set you back roughly $6/pack for a total of roughly $12. We bought one set at a local auto parts store and the other at a local Wal-Mart. We learned after stopping at Wal-Mart that both sets were available for $0.30-$0.70 less than the auto parts place the day of the repair. Regardless, small price to pay given the circumstances. All the best with the repairs. Feel free to link this article or share with us your repair experience in the comments. Toodles.