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Old 05-02-2012, 06:52 AM   #1
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Question concerning switching tail lights

Hello all!
I searched and came up empty (correct me if you know of a thread though).

I recently destroyed one of my tail lights wheeling. A new 01-04 one on Rockauto is about 50 bucks, but I can find a pair of 95.5-00 ones for about the same price. I also have a hole in my other light that's been patched by electrical tape for about 2 years. So it would make sense to put new ones in.

It appears that the outer dimensions are the same, but before I pull the trigger I wanted to ask the community about it. Does anybody have experience with this or can shed some light on it? Will the older ones fit? I know ebay tail lights say they will fit either one or the other.

I would love to swap them to the older style in order to keep with the theme I have (my 01 is disguised as my old 96 via front end swap and the TOYOTA tailgate decal).

Cheers!
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Old 05-10-2012, 02:47 PM   #2
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The newer ones are jewelled, unlike the older ones. I broke one wheeling too.
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Hello all!
I searched and came up empty (correct me if you know of a thread though).

I recently destroyed one of my tail lights wheeling. A new 01-04 one on Rockauto is about 50 bucks, but I can find a pair of 95.5-00 ones for about the same price. I also have a hole in my other light that's been patched by electrical tape for about 2 years. So it would make sense to put new ones in.

It appears that the outer dimensions are the same, but before I pull the trigger I wanted to ask the community about it. Does anybody have experience with this or can shed some light on it? Will the older ones fit? I know ebay tail lights say they will fit either one or the other.

I would love to swap them to the older style in order to keep with the theme I have (my 01 is disguised as my old 96 via front end swap and the TOYOTA tailgate decal).

Cheers!
per whitetacoboy, they will fit with a slight wire modification

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st...ml#post5064566
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Boo-yah!
Now we're even haha
You say that now, but I haven't even begun to do my swap.

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