Nobody manufactures custom tail lights for the Saturn
S-Series, however, there are ways to customize your factory
Saturn tail lights:
This makes the rear turn signal red instead of amber.
1. Remove your tail lights. (91-95 SLx - 3 Torx Screws)
2. Wash with dish soap.
3. Sand orange portion (or entire tail light if you want to)
with 600 grit wet sandpaper.
4. Wash tail lights again.
5. Mask off any portion that you do not want to paint
6. Spray Red Anodized Look Paint (Wal-Mart or Auto Parts
Store) or Candy Apple Red Paint (Hobby Store) in thin coats,
follow the directions on the can.
7. Sand with 800 grit wet sandpaper between each coat.
8. Spray clear coat for protection, or have tail lights
professionally clear coated for best results.
Follow same steps as redding out, but use VHT Niteshades
(eBay, Summit Racing). Do not tint reverse lights because it
will reduce night time visibility when backing up.
To remove raised lettering, use a flat razorblade.
Rewiring (Based on 1st Gen SLx)
*Do Not Change Any of the Ground Wires
The rear lights are positively switched.
I chose to use the thin strip on the bottom of the tail
light as the parking lights and turn signals (after redding
out). The upper portion remains the brake light only. I
wired the small 194 bulb in the corner to blink with the
The original turn signal bulb is a single filament, so it
can only serve one function. I took a dual filament socket
and shaved the tail light housing with a rotary toll so it
would fit the 1157 bulb hole.
Turn Signal: yellow
I took my tail lights to the local body shop with a design
that I drew, and had them color match the tail lights to my