1984 Riviera opera lights

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  1. buicksg

    buicksg Active Member

    ANyone know how to remove the lenses to change the bulb? These are the lights on the outside sail panels (opera lights)
     
  2. Briz

    Briz Platinum Level Contributor

    The white insert behind the clear lens is the bulb. The chrome trim ring is attached to the car and the clear has tabs that snap into it. The white part is glued to the clear.
     
  3. pbr400

    pbr400 68GS400

    Apparently a lot of these things are electroluminescent and even have an AC converter-you probably want a service manual before you start taking things apart...
    Patrick
     
  4. Briz

    Briz Platinum Level Contributor

    I have a few that are in to bad of condition to be used if he wants to dissect one
     
  5. My3Buicks

    My3Buicks Buick Guru

    I remember my 82 Century Landau had the luminescent ones, the first ones I remember was on our 76 Eldorado Biarritz , I miss opera lights
     
  6. buicksg

    buicksg Active Member

    So there is no bulb just an LED? Does that mean that you have to change the whole unit if it’s burned out?
     
  7. Briz

    Briz Platinum Level Contributor

    Yep, but I dont think its a real LED. and no one makes these
     
  8. buicksg

    buicksg Active Member

    How does it detach from the car? I wonder if anyone has retrofitted them with leds before
     
  9. Briz

    Briz Platinum Level Contributor

    The chrome outer ring is screwed to the car and the center snaps into it. Be very careful as to not brake the clips. I can post up a few pics if needed
     
  10. buicksg

    buicksg Active Member

    If you could post pic's that would be great thx.
     
  11. Briz

    Briz Platinum Level Contributor

    I'll try to find them and get it done
     
  12. buicksg

    buicksg Active Member

    OK thank you.
     

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