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  1996 - 1999 Eclipse Spyder Light Bars Installation Instructions
   

Installation Time: 2 Hours

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1996-99 Instructions

Tools List Parts included in Package:
3/8" Drive Ratchet Drill Motor
3/8" Drive 12mm Socket 1/8" Drill Bit
3/8" Drive 17mm Socket 1/2" Drill Bit
Phillips Screw Driver 1 3/4" Hole Saw
Center Punch Hammer
1/2" Wrench Wire Crimper
1/4" Allen Wrench  

1. Lower Convertible Top

2. Remove rear seat:

a. A spring-loaded retainer holds the lower seat cushion in place, 1 on each side. Locate the release tab that is approximately 8 inches from the edge of each cushion. Pull the tab to release cushion.

b. Remove seat back 12mm retaining bolts (2). Lift up on seat back and remove from vehicle.

3. Remove front seat belt shoulder strap:

a. Remove screw retaining shoulder strap trim piece to rear quarter trim panel and lift trim piece up to remove from vehicle.

b. Remove 17mm bolt, 1 on each side that retains front seat belt end to floor.

4. Remove rear speakers:

a. Remove rear speaker grilles (it is helpful to access grill locking tab through shoulder strap trim opening).

b. Remove screws holding speakers in place, unplug speaker and remove from vehicle.

5. Cut rear quarter trim panels:

a. Use template provided to mark hole locations in the top of rear quarter trim panels. Drill 1/8" pilot holes then follow with a 1 3/4" hole saw, drill though trim panel and the metal support immediately under trim panel.

6. Mark Vehicle for lower mounting holes:

a. Place light bar though trim panel holes. Slide the light bar forward on trim panel so it sits flat against vehicle flange, front of hole drilled in trim panel.

b. With light bar in correct location on trim panel, check for proper seating where light bar meets trim panel and mark vehicle sheet metal through lower hole on light bar, one on each side.

c. Remove light bar from vehicle.

7. Remove rear quarter trim panels:

a. Pull doorsill trim up far enough to clear rear quarter trim panel removal.

b. Remove screws fastening rear quarter trim panel to vehicle, 4 on each side.

c. Remove rubber seal along forward edge of trim panel at door opening.

d. Pull retaining clips from their slots forward of speaker opening, two per side.

e. Move trim panel out of the way, you do not need to remove trim panel from the vehicle.

8. Drill mounting holes in vehicle:

a. Center punch mark for lower light bar mounting hole. Drill 1/8" pilot hole then enlarge holes with 1/2" drill bit. Install u-nut so that threaded part is on the backside of 1/2" hole. Using opening below 1/2" hole to slide u-nut into place.

b. Remove 17mm bolt retaining front seat belt upper guide, for clear view of area where upper light bar mounting holes to be drilled.

c. Cut out template #2. Use template #2 to mark location of upper light bar mounting holes by placing template against vertical face of seat belt flange, front side. Slide the end of the template up to meet the bottom side of the horizontal section of the seat belt flange and center punch through mark on template. Drill a 1/8" pilot hole then enlarge to 1/2".

d. Reinstall front seat belt upper guide with 17mm bolt

Note: To prevent possible jamming, protect seat belt and retractor from metal cuttings.

9. Reinstall rear quarter trim panels and secure with screws

10. Electrical connectors for brake light:

a. Locate wire behind rear seat on driver side of vehicle. Find the solid green (positive) and the solid black (negative) wires inside harness. Check solid green wire with test light to verify operation with brake pedal depressed. Attach dark blue t-tap wire connectors provided to wires.

Note: Check the wires that supply the third brake light if unsure of wire color.

11. Assemble Vehicle:

a. Install light bar through trim panels and start lower mounting bolts with washer into U nut

b. Place washer on 5/16" - 18 x 2 bolt and run through upper light bar hole then through 1/2" hole in flange, place washer and lock nut provided on bolt.

c. You may need to push or pull on the light to obtain the best fit. When best fit is obtained, tighten all light bar retaining bolts.

d. Attach light blue electrical connectors provided to light bar wires. Plug light blue connectors into dark blue connectors; test brake light by depressing brake pedal. If light does not work, reverse your connections.

e. Reinstall speaker and speaker grilles.

f. Reinstall rear seat

g. Reinstall seat belt with bolt to floor.

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